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    On-going in the Irish Sea....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/7221237.stm

    Hope everyones ok.
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

  • #2
    It appears both Sea Kings from RAF Valley are taking part. An RAF spokesman claims a Coastguard Helicopter is taking part, the nearest Coastguard chopper is Stornoway from that location and thats a long way to come!.

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    • #3
      Could the Dublin Coastguard Heli be involved?

      Ship currently listing at 60degrees
      Last edited by Goldie fish; 31 January 2008, 23:09.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
        Could the Dublin Coastguard Heli be involved?
        Given its location not far off the Lancashire coast, you would have thought so. There is no information at present as to which Coastguard service is involved.

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        • #5
          From the BBC link

          There is currently one helicopter on scene beginning to wince people off the stricken vessel - two other helicopters are expected shortly, one from Prestwick and another from Dublin Coastguard.
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          • #6
            The Vessel involved.


            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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            • #7
              That might explain the involvement of a CG Helicopter.

              Ironically this is the day after the 55th anniversary of the Princess Victoria disaster -

              http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7219399.stm

              Looked on the AIS site, it seems to be making 3knts back towards Heysham.
              'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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              • #8
                Looking at the AIS, 3 Oil rig support ships nearby, their towing potential could come in handy.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  They're now saying on BBC that they can't rule out the possibility that it will capsize.

                  I hope not.

                  Whats the critical list point for a ship of that type, or is there no exact answer to that ?

                  Will the cargo make it more unstable - lorries, trailers etc ?
                  'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                  • #10
                    The position of the cargo(trailers mostly) would have caused its current difficulties. Sixty degrees is pretty close to the max. However a car carrier a few weeks ago done something similar. Didnt capsize, but the new Volvos aboard were all written off....


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      Current Posn of the ferry 'Riverdance'



                      Pics of the ships close by:
                      Steersman - Oil Tanker


                      Clywd Supporter - Rig Support Vessel


                      Merchant Brilliant - Ferry
                      Last edited by Dogwatch; 1 February 2008, 00:08.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks.

                        Heres hoping all involved get home safely tonight.

                        Winds really screaming here as I type.
                        'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Dogwatch.I was about to do the same. 1/4 mile west of the coast at the moment. She is in shallow water, which may help. Its expected to be blown ashore at Blackpool.

                          6 of 23 rescued so far. RNLI Lifeboats also on scene from Fleetwood and Lytham St Annes.(Mersey and Tyne class)


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            BBC news 24 is saying that she is aground near Blackpool.
                            'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                            • #15
                              http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/vi...ter_010208.flv

                              Stranded Ferry Runs Aground
                              Updated:02:56, Friday February 01, 2008

                              A major rescue operation to save the remaining crew of a ferry stranded in appalling weather conditions in the Irish Sea has been halted for the night.

                              Fourteen people have now been airlifted from the Riverdance, which has run aground off the coast at Blackpool. Nine crew members are staying on board.

                              Efforts will be made to try to float it off a sandbank at high tide at around 6am.

                              Of the four passengers taken to safety, three were in their 60s and one in his 30s.

                              The Riverdance was carrying 23 people and at one point was listing at 60 degrees with 70mph winds and high seas hampering the rescue effort.

                              The Riverdance aground


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