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  • #31
    Photos of the vessels in trouble

    This is a shot of Horn cliff in Dover in 2001



    This is the British Registered Spanish longliner / gillnetter (Brit-Span) 'Spinningdale' which went aground in St. Kilda. She used to fish pre-dominantly off the west coast.

    Last edited by Dogwatch; 2 February 2008, 12:45.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by spider View Post
      Good grief

      Did they say what happened ?

      Another big wave ? They were reporting seas between 7 and 10 metres on scene last night.
      Was a freighter, not a ferry.
      Specs of Horn Cliff
      http://www.hornlinie.com/english/index2.html
      Build 1992
      Registry Monrovia
      Flag Liberia
      Register Tons 12.887 GRT
      Speed 20 knots
      Capacity 322 Teu & 180 cars
      Length 153,50 m
      Width 23 m

      Has lost 60-90 of the 130 containers it was carrying in force 10 (storm force, 89-102 km/h winds)

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      • #33
        Originally posted by DeV View Post
        RAF helicopter is probably from RAF St.Mawgan
        Highly unlikely as St Mawgan is not on any formal standby. 203 Sqn based there are a training unit and not an active SAR unit. They can be used but for tasks in the local area or major incidents.

        Where as 22 Sqn at Chivenor which is not that far away is on standby with two HAR3A's.
        Last edited by pmtts; 2 February 2008, 12:53.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by DeV View Post
          RNLI Severn class (as based in Portrush) is Fibre Reinforced Composite (is that the same as GRP?) as all RNLI lifeboats (apart from RIBs) are.
          GRP = Glass Reinforced Polymer
          FRC = Fibre Reinforced Composite

          Same thing essentially if the Fibre is glass fibre. FRC is a more generic term as the fibre and polymer vary

          Kevlar and Carbon are also used in the hulls of vessels

          I thought the lifeboats also had an alu tube skeleton reinforcement
          "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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          • #35
            Originally posted by easyrider View Post
            Wouldn't steel stand up much better to being battered on the rocks than GRP?
            Hi Easyrider, I'm afraid that any boat wether it is made of GRP, steel or cement won't stand up to the effects of the sea and rocks. Have a look at the attached photo of the 'Ranga' which went aground on Slea Head, Co. Kerry some years ago. This photo was taken in 1988, but nothing remains of her now.

            Spider, thanks for the information - very interesting!
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            Last edited by Test Pilot; 2 February 2008, 15:35.

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            • #36
              Sky News interview with the Sea King Pilot involved in the Horncliff incident


              http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/vi...20208_1100.flv
              Last edited by pmtts; 2 February 2008, 15:54.

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              • #37
                Latest - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7224206.stm
                'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                • #38
                  Saw on the news, one of the Pilots had a distinctly non UK accent.


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

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                    Saw on the news, one of the Pilots had a distinctly non UK accent.
                    The joy of officer exchange programmes :wink:

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                    • #40
                      Horncliff in the safety of Falmouth Hbr.

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                      • #41
                        Just heard, the Crew of the Trawler Spinningdale were rescued by Stornoway Coastguard Helicopter flown by Liz Forsyth. This was the first time that a woman pilot had carried out an air evacuation from a ship in UK waters.


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

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                        • #42
                          It appears from a Coastguard inspection at Falmouth, the Horncliff sustained an 18 inch hole in her hull.


                          Photograph: Royal Navy
                          Last edited by pmtts; 3 February 2008, 11:23.

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                          • #43
                            The brown stuff has hit the fan again.

                            North Sea this time, 13 helicopters involved.

                            Some sort of terrorist incident.

                            http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7237503.stm
                            'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by spider View Post
                              The brown stuff has hit the fan again.

                              North Sea this time, 13 helicopters involved.

                              Some sort of terrorist incident.
                              A very expensive bomb hoax considering a Nimrod and various RAF/Coastguard choppers were called on.

                              The guilty individual should be punished with the full force of the law

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by pmtts View Post
                                A very expensive bomb hoax considering a Nimrod and various RAF/Coastguard choppers were called on.

                                The guilty individual should be punished with the full force of the law
                                A 23 year old woman has been detained.
                                http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7237716.stm

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