Tsunami of bananas on islands

7th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 November 2007, TERSCHELLING – Some of the beaches on Terschelling and Ameland were flooded with bananas on Wednesday morning. A spokesperson for the municipality of Terschelling said that ten containers from the ship Duncan Island had fallen into the North Sea on Tuesday.

7 November 2007

TERSCHELLING – Some of the beaches on Terschelling and Ameland were flooded with bananas on Wednesday morning. A spokesperson for the municipality of Terschelling said that ten containers from the ship Duncan Island had fallen into the North Sea on Tuesday.

"Some of the containers were empty, others were full of bananas," the spokesperson said on Wednesday morning.

At least one container broke open, releasing thousands of bunches of unripe bananas to wash ashore on the beaches of the two Wadden islands. "Your ordinary Terschelling resident will probably have a look, but it is not clear if the bananas are edible," the spokesperson said.

The municipality is still in talks with the ship's insurance company and the department of public works and water management to decide what should be done with all the bananas.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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