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  • #46
    Photo in todays Echo of the Crew of L.E Eithne engaged in sinking one of the Containers from Horncliff, as they pose a hazard to navigation. Possibly with the addition of a heavy duty crane, it will become possible to salvage these boxes, rather than send them to the bottom....


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

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
      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!

      Was that wreck near Dingle in Kerry?

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      • #48
        The hint is in his post... do you know where Slea head, Co Kerry is?


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

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
          The hint is in his post... do you know where Slea head, Co Kerry is?
          A lovley part of the Kingdom is Slea Head. Im sure the wreck of the Ranga appeared in a Peugeot tv ad years ago.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by pmtts View Post
            A lovley part of the Kingdom is Slea Head. Im sure the wreck of the Ranga appeared in a Peugeot tv ad years ago.
            it did part of the car was probably made out of the salvaged scrap...... saw a lovely tool box off the ranga once...

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            • #51
              Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
              it did part of the car was probably made out of the salvaged scrap...... saw a lovely tool box off the ranga once...
              Ha! So did I! The new owner did well for himself in the Navy.

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              • #52
                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.
                The Portrush lifeboat has now been removed, and no doubt being taken back to the boatyard at HQ in Poole, Dorset where a decision will be made whether to scrap or repair.

                Dose anyone know if the new Tamar class are in service anywhere around the Republic or Northern Ireland now?. Ive looked on the RNLI site but they have not updated or new local boat so it might be in service somewhere around the Irish shores.

                I thought my local one would be a Tamar but we got the Tyne as a replacement from the Arun Class.
                Last edited by pmtts; 17 February 2008, 19:21.

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                • #53
                  There are only five in service in the UK as far as I know, Everything down this way is atlantic, Severn or trent


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

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                  • #54
                    None in Northern Ireland.

                    Severn at Portrush,Trent at Larne and Donaghadee, Newcastle use the Mersey.

                    Atlantic 21's at Red Bay, Bangor, Portaferry and Kilkeel.

                    Hopefully the Katie Hannan will be back on station in Portrush someday.
                    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                    • #55
                      Cheers Goldie and Spider for the info. :wink:

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                      • #56
                        Not exactly the Irish Sea but here's hoping the pilot is found alive.

                        http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...ilianPilot.htm

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by pmtts View Post
                          Not exactly the Irish Sea but here's hoping the pilot is found alive.

                          http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...ilianPilot.htm
                          Agreed of course, but you'd have to wonder at the wisdom of flying a Cherokee from Iceland to Scotland through a winter gale. I'd be surprised if that icing that caused him the problem hadn't been forecast.

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                          • #58
                            Seven men have been rescued after a fishing boat ran into difficulties off the County Donegal coast.
                            Their boat, the Horizon, hit rocks at Saldana Point in Lough Swilly at about 0330 GMT on Tuesday.

                            Two Lough Swilly lifeboats, the Irish Coastguard helicopter and Mulroy Coastguard Cliff and Rescue Team took part in the rescue.

                            The men had to be winched off the rocks and were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital, suffering from hypothermia and shock.




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                            • #59
                              Thats quite a photo.

                              Is it just me or are incidents like this becoming more common ?

                              Or is there just so little in the news now that we are hearing more about them ?

                              Just glad they're ok. Hats off to R118.

                              Was reading about this in the paper earlier.

                              One of our local 'politicians' was talking about meeting the Irish Government about the proposed closure of Malin Head Coastguard radio station, and its implications for SAR in the North-West.

                              Anyone heard anything about this ? Being relocated to Drogheda ?
                              'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                              • #60
                                http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0221/coastguard.html

                                Govt accused of ignoring Coast Guard report
                                Thursday, 21 February 2008 15:24

                                A Fine Gael TD has claimed that the Government is ignoring a consultants' report urging the upgrading of the Coast Guard stations at Malin Head and Valentia island in favour of what he calls a flawed study that recommends shutting them down.

                                Donegal North East TD Joe McHugh says a positive Deloitte & Touche report launched in 2006 by then Marine Minister Dermot Ahern has been set aside in favour a recent unfavourable study provided to the current Minister, Noel Dempsey.

                                Mr McHugh has accused the Government of engaging in a massive U-turn based on a new report that is replete with incorrect statements and false conclusions.

                                However in a statement last night the Department of Transport and the Marine said the centres at Malin and Valentia will not be closed or be disposed of as Irish Coast Guard locations, but it did not specify their future role.

                                It said a decision has been made to establish two Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centres nationally, and that this was taken against a background of renewed investment and support for maritime safety.

                                It said the headquarters of the Irish Coast Guard and maritime administration is due to be decentralized to Drogheda.

                                The location of the second national co-ordination centre has yet to be determined.


                                It said no individual will lose their job as a result of this move and the process will take account of the safety needs of local communities, and ongoing improvement of the service to the public and the concerns of individual staff members.
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