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    Been ashore on Dead Chest Island in the BVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by webcraft View Post
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    Hello Webcraft

    Apparantly a reporter marooned themselves on the island for a month, it was such an ordeal they wrote a book about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dockrell 22 View Post
    [it's] very unusual to find an island thats not been claimed.
    So unusual that there aren't any.

    I am fairly sure. I did a read up of this and the wikipedia entry about "Micronations" is a good place to start.

    When satellites can survey the earth at very high resolution, the simple fact is that there are no "undiscovered" bits of land anywhere on earth.

    All the fly-speck bits of rock are claimed by the nations of the world.
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    "Terrortorial Waters" as qouted from wiki.


    Rights over the continental shelf

    Articles 77 to 81 define the rights of a country over its continental shelf.

    A coastal nation has control of all resources on or under its continental shelf, living or not, but no control over any living organisms above the shelf that are beyond its exclusive economic zone. This gives it the right to conduct petroleum drilling works and lay submarine cables or pipelines in its continental shelf.


    Just something to think about, "above the shelf" means the sea and air ? This would mean the area above the shelf is better defined as the "free seas" also termed "The high seas" am i right or have i missed a bit or bits ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamUK View Post

    I wonder where they put all the contaminated topsoil they removed from the island.
    Somewhere suitable. Scotland maybe.

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    Because the were treating the area for anthrax contamination id say its unlikely they removed topsoil, they just carried out the decontamination process which may also have provided them with scientific data determining if and how effective the decontamination process was.


    oh and busun higgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by webcraft View Post
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    I always thought that was inhabited by 15 rum drinkers.
    'The lyf so short
    the arte so long to lerne.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dockrell 22 View Post
    Because the were treating the area for anthrax contamination id say its unlikely they removed topsoil, they just carried out the decontamination process which may also have provided them with scientific data determining if and how effective the decontamination process was.


    oh and busun higgs
    Apparently some was removed...

    From Wikipedia:
    Starting in 1986 a determined effort was made to decontaminate the island, with 280 tonnes of formaldehyde solution diluted in seawater being sprayed over all 196 hectares of the island and the worst-contaminated topsoil around the dispersal site being removed.

    Removed to where?
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    Talking Aren't we overlooking somewhere?

    Presumably the search here, is for somewhere remote enough to exclude the probability of being bothered by...anyone?

    One place springs to mind...



    Of course, you'll have to hurry...clearly there are already yacht and helicopter crews, vying for kingship...

    ...not sure why, though. Did they have it in mind to start a guano-fertilizer factory?

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    Seagull S**t Island oh yeaaaaaaahhhh sooooo coooooll

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