The largest Cannabis party in the Med.

A cargo ship containing 30 tons of hash was set alight in the Mediterranean creating a massive drifting cloud of marijuana fumes. A group of smugglers set fire to their cargo ship to stop the Italian Finance police and Maltese police from gate crashing the party confiscating their hash.


MV Gold Star Smoking…..

The slightly charred and smoking MV Gold Star, was sailing under the Tanzanian flag, and had been monitored by police for 3 days before boats and aircraft were sent out to gate crash the party apprehend the ship. The ship’s nine-man crew then began to set fire to the cannabis concentrate before diving overboard into the sea.


As the Italian police escorted the smugglers to the cells, Giuseppe, with a big grin on his face, said: “Hey man, was that cool or what? Did you see all the big black kinda wavy smoke coming out of the ship, like pink elephants in da sky?” His partner replied: “ yeah man, this was the highest point of my career, like,  way high man, way high.”

Pink Elephants in the sky, Crazy Man!

Pink Elephants in the sky, Crazy Man!

Despite several calls to the helicopter to tell them they were no longer needed, the helicopter continued to fly round in circles and an awful lot of giggling could be heard over the airways.

Hey dude copy you, going around for another sniff erh, look. Tee hee hee

Hey dude copy you, going around for another sniff erh, look. Tee hee hee

A police spokesman could not be drawn on why the smugglers dived into the sea several miles from the nearest land; his only comment was: “It was very strange behaviour and we are trying to figure out what exactly made them do it”

The smoking ship was towed to the Sicilian port of Siracusa where people partied the night away the soggy smugglers are being held for questioning.

They partied alllllll night

The people of Siracusa partied all night…..

One police officer lamented: “It took 3 showers and a lot of soap before Fleabag, the sniffer dog, would leave me alone”

Sniffer dog

Fleabag the sniffer dog

Sicily, Malta, string and a little bit of sticky back plastic.

Mrs Sensibles mum and dad, live near Ragusa in Sicily. I have spent the past seven years dropping hints that it might be nice for us to live near them. It might save the 3000km road trip we take every summer and Christmas (not that I am complaining) So I was quite interested to read this article  in the Times of Malta.

It seems that Malta is going to connect its electricity to the grid in Italy via Sicily. I really think one or two people will go grey before this project is finished.

I think the boffins in Malta should have a quick read of this, and then either scrap the idea or run a longer cable to Spain.

I love Italy and especially Sicily, but trying to connect an electrical cable between Sicily and Malta (the place of my birth) and expect it to work is utter madness. They should try something easier; maybe build a bridge from Sicily to Malta or solve the European debt crises.

I did a little bit of research and I will send my findings to the boffins in Malta.

Here is the connector that Malta has proudly designed.

Malta's electrical cable

Malta Cable

And here is the connector that Sicily is working on.

Italian Connection

Sicily Cable

As you can see they are pretty close. I guess the boffins will have to go to Gatwick Airport and buy a travel adapter so that they can connect the two cables together.

I wish them luck.