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    With surface supply at that depth, one can see why the surge would give so much problems.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Interesting, I must look for that book on NS diving.
    I don't want to second-guess these guys. I haven't dived past 60 myself and I'm more comfortable at a limit of 40 because I'm not trimix qualified. Some of my mates were assisting on a series of sub-100 metre trimix dives to film coelacanths a few years ago and it almost started to look routine...if you accept death at any time as part of your routine. Two of them died during a 60 metre dive - one of literally hundreds they'd done - just a year later.

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    http://www.thejournal.ie/rescue-116-...07411-Mar2017/

    They have recovered the body from the helicopter. Still waiting on identification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat01 View Post
    Interesting, I must look for that book on NS diving.
    I don't want to second-guess these guys. I haven't dived past 60 myself and I'm more comfortable at a limit of 40 because I'm not trimix qualified. Some of my mates were assisting on a series of sub-100 metre trimix dives to film coelacanths a few years ago and it almost started to look routine...if you accept death at any time as part of your routine. Two of them died during a 60 metre dive - one of literally hundreds they'd done - just a year later.
    Its called "The Ninth ship". It pulls no punches when dealing with their own limitations, and the wake up call they experienced following the death of a student on a course. Saw a clip earlier of one of the dive team explaining their limitations. Mostly its down to transit time to the bottom. At High tide they have 6 minutes on the bottom, at low tide up to 8. Teams of 3. Currently we are unfortunately on spring tides.

    https://twitter.com/patmcgrath/statu...934781953?s=04
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Capt Duffy's remains have been secured, RIP.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/201...st-guard-mayo/

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    RIP to all those of R116

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    According to the news a surface search along the NW coastline is ongoing given that a certain timeline has passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    According to the news a surface search along the NW coastline is ongoing given that a certain timeline has passed.
    Apparently wreckage has already made it to Donegal

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    A lot of the airframe is made up of light weight composites/insulation blankets/plastics and so on and that stuff will continue to appear for months. Lighter metal objects will be pushed along by seabed currents or even dragged by fishing nets. magnesium parts will rot away.

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    Cork Port tug Ocean Challenger formally the Thrax has been tasked to the area to help in the recovery

    Ocean Challenger tug has left Castletownbere to assist in recovery of #Rescue116 wreckage

    The 35 metre Ocean Challenger tug, operated by Bere Island based salvage experts Atlantic Towage & Marine, has departed Castletownbere Harbour tonight bound for Blacksod Bay to assist in the operation to recover the main wreckage of Rescue 116 and according to Marine Traffic is expected on scene over the weekend to join the Naval Diving Team currently on site..

    Search co-ordinators have indicated that they now plan to lift the wreckage to the surface using the Ocean Challenger and other vessels on scene over the weekend when swells ease.

    Naval Service divers will assist in the effort, which will allow for the inspection of an area below the helicopter that has been inaccessible since the crash over two weeks ago.

    Plans to move the wreckage of Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 using inflatable lifting bags were abandoned in recent days due to the large swell conditions at sea.

    The mid sized tug will be positioned directly above the site, so the five-tonne wreckage can be taken from the water from a depth of 40 metres.

    In 2014 Atlantic Towage & Marine successfully retrieved the 4 tonne keel of the yacht Rambler 100 from a depth of 75 metres off the Fastnet Rock in similar conditions to the Rescue 116 accident site at Blackrock island..
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    Was on that tug when she first arrived in Cork. Occasionally did relief for Alex. Very impressive (spotlessly clean) machinery space. Twin VSPs. Normally operates the Whiddy terminal.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Despite the advent of the P60's the NS have the people but not any actual unit that can undertake the recovery task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Despite the advent of the P60's the NS have the people but not any actual unit that can undertake the recovery task.
    they tried hard to get a ship for this type of ops and could be a dive/patrol/heavy lift/... ,, but as usual ,, a fool in an office said no ,,,,,

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    Maybe its fear of what would come with the territory of having such a unit, by whom one can only speculate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    they tried hard to get a ship for this type of ops and could be a dive/patrol/heavy lift/... ,, but as usual ,, a fool in an office said no ,,,,,
    Do you mean the EPV/MPV hull? As far as I know nobody said no to that (outside of hey there's a massive economic crash to deal with) and that it's still going to replace Eithne...

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    Wreckage of the aircraft has been raised to the surface, unfortunately there is no sign of the other 2 crew.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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