Crew rescued from stricken boat ( BBC )

Gavin Gait
1st February 2008, 15:22
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7221597.stm
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44397000/jpg/_44397532_newspinning300pa.jpg
^^(c) MCA

All 14 crew safe and well , 4 have mild hypothermia but will be ok soon.

Davie

Fiesty Fay
1st February 2008, 15:59
Glad to hear the rescue services were able to get to the crew and get them off the boat, was told about the boat going aground this morning and I know the weather was horrendous up there. I have great respect for all the rescue services and they put their lives at risk every time to help others, well done to them all.

Fay

Burned Toast
1st February 2008, 17:02
Great news that everyone got off OK, The rescue services as normal do a great job.

samuel j
1st February 2008, 17:07
Glad all ok...
something going on 200 miles west of Cork... chopper tasked to refuel cork
but don't know any more... anyone know anything..?

Gavin Gait
1st February 2008, 19:48
Yes John its the Horncliff i'll start a new thread for her

Binnacle
1st February 2008, 22:13
Glad to hear the rescue services were able to get to the crew and get them off the boat, was told about the boat going aground this morning and I know the weather was horrendous up there. I have great respect for all the rescue services and they put their lives at risk every time to help others, well done to them all.

Fay

The pilot of the chopper was a lady, an exceedingly brave and skilful one. The crew put their lives at risk to save the Spanish fishermen.

Gavin Gait
5th February 2008, 11:39
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7227563.stm
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44404000/jpg/_44404919_spinningone203mca.jpg
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44404000/jpg/_44404930_spinning300mca.jpg

samuel j
5th February 2008, 12:12
Awful to see any vessel like that... just kind of un-natural.... gives ya the shivers...

Gavin Gait
6th February 2008, 16:06
I'm pretty sure her fuel tanks will be empty now ( 7000L per side in 2 wing tanks that the 2 generators sat on ) with only the 1100L day tank up in the aft end of the engineroom bulkhead left and that will only have fuel left in it if the main fuel line is still intact ( which I doubt ). The action of wind and weather has dispersed all of the fuel as far as I can find out. I also got a shock to find out that she is NOT an autoliner the crew were baiting the lines by hand ( 10,000 hooks per day ) which explains the size of the crew onboard ( 14 ) when she wrecked.

If I hear any more i'll let you all know.

Davie

Gavin Gait
13th February 2008, 01:06
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7241144.stm
As we thought NO rats....... the hysteria of people jumping on a bandwagon in an effort to con yet more tax out of the exchequer for "research" [/cynical mode off]

Coastie
13th February 2008, 01:36
What's the latest with her, is she being pulled off or is she being left there?

Gavin Gait
13th February 2008, 14:46
I wouldn't give her 3 months and there will be nothing left to remove Coastie , too expensive to go out to remove her when the sea can do it all for them for free

Gavin Gait
14th February 2008, 12:16
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7243418.stm
Latest is that they are going to remove the wreck from the island. If they don't get a weather window long enough in the winter I can't see there being much left to remove if they get a couple of normal storms !!

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44424000/jpg/_44424769_spinningdale203.jpg

Gavin Gait
24th February 2008, 10:38
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7259493.stm

Gavin Gait
18th March 2008, 15:29
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7302586.stm

Gavin Gait
21st March 2008, 17:27
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7308671.stm

Gavin Gait
22nd June 2008, 11:26
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7465813.stm

Gavin Gait
23rd July 2008, 15:13
St Kilda wreck to stay until 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7521066.stm

Looks like they are hoping for a few days of a good old fashioned winters storm to break her up for them !!!