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Sealand Fire - Part 5

The 23rd June 2006 fire the aftermath & Fort restoration in our rolling series on the rejuvenation of Sealand

This section deals almost exclusively with the damage sustained to the Generators/House the State Room/Communications Office & what was the original blast shield between the outside deck & deck house used for water purification

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Sealand overview from west

1. A sorry looking Sealand Fort shortly after the June 2006 fire

Sealand bosons chair

2. Personnel lift at the ready - trusty bosons chair

Chair on way down

3. Beneath the chair

Man on ready to go up

4. Ready for the haul

Cumfortable?

5. You'll be fine

Signal to engage the winch

6. Signal to winch - up he goes

As the tender pulls off

7. Left dangling

It'll be fine

8. Feels strange but the technique has been used for centuries

Almost there

9. Almost there

Looking at tender below

10. View from the safety of the deck to the tender

Burnt out generator house 1 Burnt out generator house 2

11. East deck view to burnt out generator house
12. Close up of blistered deck house

East Gardener generator set

13. East side Gardner 180 generator the source of the fire looking towards deck house

East Gardener generator set source of fire

14. East side Gardner 180 generator the source of the fire looking seaward

East Gardener generator

15. East side Gardner 180 generator

45 gallon fuel drums

16. 45 gallon fuel drums on North end deck

Molten metal

17. Molten metal from intense heat

Generators looking west

18. Generators looking West

West Gardner generator

19. West side Gardner 180 generator

45 gallon fuel drum by east generator

20. 45 gallon fuel drum by East side generator

45 gallon fuel drum by west generator

21. 45 gallon fuel drum by West side generator

Generator control box from front

22. Generator control box from front

Generator control box from rear

23. Generator control box from rear

East side generator exhaust manifold

24. East side Generator exhaust manifold

Generator room drill rig

25. Generator rooms East side vertical belt driven drill

Overview of generator house

26. Overview from the top deck to the skeletal remains of the generator house

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