Cutty Sark Fire - Cause Discovered

Written by carina-eta

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

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Scotland Yard today completed an extensive forensic examination of the remains of the celebrated tea clipper the Cutty Sark and concluded that the cause of the devastating fire was that the whole ship was made of wood.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The forensic examination was conclusive, the whole damn ship was made of wood instead of metal. It was a floating timebomb."

The London Fire Brigade who attended the fire added their concerns in a statement earlier today, "We cannot believe that the ship was made entirely out of wood, this goes against Health and Safety regulations and we are considering taking action against the Cutty Sark Trust. Men's lives were put at risk here fighting this fire."

Greenwich Police were also shocked to find that the original plans for the ship contained no metal linings, fabric rigging, flammable rope and also indicated that it had at one point contained gunpowder.

A spokesman commented, "My God, what were the designers thinking?"

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