The end for London’s oldest boats? 倫敦最古老船隻的末日?

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The end for London’s oldest boats? 倫敦最古老船隻的末日?

學習要點

有關 「sailing 航行」 的詞彙

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What was the Connaught used for in the past?

文字稿

Welcome aboard the passenger vessel Connaught – built a century ago and, like her sister ships, still plying her trade on the 24-mile route from central London to Hampton Court.

歡迎乘坐康諾特號客。這艘船是一個世紀前建造的,和她的姐妹船一樣,仍然定期往返於倫敦市中心和漢普頓宮之間,航線距離為 24 英里。

Tony Lodge, Thames historian
Well, they are actually a unique design and they were built for the Thames. When the tide is out at low water, they can get under the bridges, which are quite low in this part of London. And they allow passengers still to have access to these historic roots, which actually, are as anyone who’s been on them, are actually quite magnificent.

托尼‧洛奇     歷史學家     泰晤士河研究
「這些船隻的設計十分獨特,它們是為泰晤士河而建的。退水位低的時候,它們可以鑽到橋下,而在倫敦的這個地區,橋下的水位相當低。這些船讓乘客們仍有機會接近這些歷史的根源,實際上,就像任何曾經在船上的人一樣,這些根源是非常有意義的。」

River steamers launched for a tourism boom during the reign of Queen Victoria also saw military service. The Connaught was called up as a hospital ship during World War Two.

在維多利亞女王統治時期,由於旅遊業的繁榮發展,內河輪船也開始服役。康諾特號在第二次世界大戰期間作為一艘醫院船被徵召。

The old river boats were designed to carry their passengers in comfort and some style. By the 1960s, the river was buzzing with traffic. But now modern safety standards are about to catch up with the last survivors from the original fleets.

老式的內河船被設計成舒適而有格調的客船運載乘客。到了 20 世紀 60 年代,這條河上交通繁忙。但現在,所有船隻必須要開始執行現代安全標準,原船隊僅存的最後一批船隻也需要達標。

Dan Adams is Connaught’s skipper and tour guide. He says the safety review threatens his livelihood.

丹‧亞當斯是康諾特號的船長和導遊。他說,安全檢查威脅到他的生計。

Dan Adams, Connaught’s skipper
It’s not practical to do it and it would send the company out of business.

丹‧亞當斯     康諾特號船長
「這樣做是不現實的,而且會使公司破產。」

The report’s authors say there’s room for manoeuvre, but they have to stay on course.

該報告的作者表示,他們還有迴旋的餘地,但最終仍需遵守安全標準。

The recommendations go before parliament later this year. The future of these river veterans hangs in the balance.

這些建議將於今年晚些時候提交議會。這些河上老兵的前途未卜。

詞彙

vessel 船,艦

tide 潮汐

fleets 船隊

skipper 船長

manoeuvre 控制方向;迴旋(餘地)

問題答案

The Connaught was used as a hospital ship during World War Two.