Horncliff - storm damaged 200 miles west of Scilly Isles

UmbornePirate
1st February 2008, 18:26
MASTER SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER REFRIGERATED VESSEL HORNCLIFF LOSES 60 CONTAINERS OVERBOARD IN BAD WEATHER

Initial details are here (http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-newsroom/mcga-press-releases.htm?id=B33F4F409B1408A2&m=2&y=2008).

Pirate

samuel j
1st February 2008, 18:42
chopper refuelling in cork.....

She a reefer, picture at : http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=48760

chopper passed overhead here so think she on route.

samuel j
1st February 2008, 21:58
Source RTE
Ships damaged during severe storms
Friday, 1 February 2008 20:29
A large cargo vessel has been hit by a giant wave 140 miles off the Cork coast and has lost about 60 containers into the sea.

The captain of the Liberian-registered vessel has been seriously injured. An operation to airlift him and two injured crew to hospital in Cork is underway.

An RAF Sea King helicopter based at Chivenor in the UK has refueled at Cork airport and is on its way to the stricken vessel southwest of Mizen Head in Cork.

The captain of the Horn Cliff, a cargo ship carrying bananas and other fruit from the Caribbean, encountered a force 10 storm off the Isles of Scilly.

Falmouth Coast Guard said the vessel has suffered some damage and is listing slightly but there is no danger of it sinking.

SN NewsCaster
1st February 2008, 23:00
Cornish coastguards are co-ordinating the rescue of a cargo ship's captain who is seriously injured in force 10 gales.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7223565.stm)

Graham McMorine
1st February 2008, 23:06
All so air lifting 6 passengers off same ship.

Fiesty Fay
1st February 2008, 23:15
well my thoughts are with the rescuers and the passengers and crew of the cargo ship, hope the captain is going to be ok and is safely removed from the ship. I pray for everyone to get back safely

Fay

samuel j
1st February 2008, 23:49
The RAF has had to abandon an attempt to rescue the injured crew of a cargo ship.

The captain of the Horn Cliff is believed to have suffered spinal injuries and internal bleeding when he encountered a force-10 gale 200 miles off the Scilly Isles. Other crew members were also injured.

The RAF had dispatched a rescue helicopter and Nimrod plane in the hope the crew could be taken off the ship this evening.

However, bad weather stopped the rescue operation.

The ship, which is taking on water, will now have to limp on to Cork.

RAF squadron leader Barry Neilson told Sky News the ship was unlikely to reach port before midday Saturday - but a rescue operation may be launched in the morning if the weather improves.

Source: Sky news

benjidog
2nd February 2008, 00:25
Latest on ITV news at 23:00 on 1 Feb is that the conditions are still too bad to attempt to take the injured man off and that he is safer where he is.

Brian

Santos
2nd February 2008, 00:39
May the good luck that saved the Riverdance crew and passengers prevail and save these people also. Anyone who sails the seas as a professional deserves the gratitude of us all.

Chris.

benjidog
2nd February 2008, 00:50
May the good luck that saved the Riverdance crew and passengers prevail and save these people also. Anyone who sails the seas as a professional deserves the gratitude of us all.

Chris.

Indeed Chris.

It sounds like the captain is quite seriously injured so let's hope the winds abate soon. There was no indication of the type of his injuries but I presume he has been thrown around and has broken bones or worse.

Brian

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 00:53
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?p=183877#post183877

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 01:04
bit of recording on http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1303546,00.html

UmbornePirate
2nd February 2008, 10:02
At 0845 Horncliff was emerging from the eastern end of the Traffic Seperation Scheme south of the Scillies, bound for Falmouth at 14 knots.

Wind at Seven Stones is SW Force 4.

Pirate

UmbornePirate
2nd February 2008, 11:15
Master plus two other injured crewmen plus 6 passengers successfully taken off by helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose this morning (BBC Radio news, 10 am)

Pirate

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 14:18
Seven rescued from cargo ship
Saturday, 2 February 2008 10:36
Seven people have been taken off the cargo ship the Horn Cliff by helicopter this morning. This includes the injured captain and six passengers.

The captain has spinal injuries, one passenger has minor head injuries and another passenger has a suspected broken clavicle.

The injured are being taken to the Royal Cornwall hospital.

A second RAF helicopter joined the rescue mission this morning and arrived at the scene at first light.

The ship will be escorted to Falmouth by a coastguard vessel with its crew and passengers on board.

The first RAF helicopter crew is now returning to base in Devon. They spent the night at Cork airport after their rescue attempt failed last night due to extreme weather.


The ship got into difficulties off the south-west coast yesterday.

The captain of the Horn Cliff and two passengers were injured when a large wave struck the vessel.

The ship's captain is believed to have spinal injuries and attempts to airlift him to shore last night had to be abandoned due to bad weather conditions.

Two passengers were also injured when the ship was struck by a huge wave yesterday afternoon.

One has sustained head injuries and the other is believed to have a broken arm.

There are 31 passengers and crew on board in total.

The vessel was carrying around 130 containers filled with fruit from the Caribbean to Dover, and is thought to have lost at least 60 of them overboard.

The vessel had been expected to dock at Cork harbour today but is going to the UK instead.

supertwo
2nd February 2008, 14:26
A big well done to the heroic aircrew for their efforts

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 15:22
A big well done to the heroic aircrew for their efforts

Yet again fair do's to them, mighty men and women

RayJordandpo
2nd February 2008, 15:27
I second that. A big well done to all concerned

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 15:33
Latest AIS of her, tug accompanying her

samuel j
2nd February 2008, 16:48
She inside Falmouth, tired men and women no doubt and glad to see Falmouth
Another successful outcome.(Thumb)

SN NewsCaster
2nd February 2008, 18:00
A newly-wed couple are among those lifted to safety after a ship was hit by a giant wave off the Isles of Scilly.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7224206.stm)

Gavin Gait
3rd February 2008, 11:44
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7224766.stm

Hole found in storm ship's side ( BBC )
Surveyors examining a refrigerated cargo ship which was battered by a storm off Cornwall have found an 18ins (0.46m) hole in her side

SN NewsCaster
3rd February 2008, 11:50
Surveyors examining the cargo ship Horncliff, which got into difficulty off Cornwall, find a hole in her side.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7224766.stm)

tacho
3rd February 2008, 15:57
I hope the injured crew members recover ok.

SN NewsCaster
4th February 2008, 09:30
Underwriters are due to start assessing a container vessel damaged in a storm about 200 miles west of Scilly.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7225670.stm)

SSimon
4th February 2008, 22:00
Am I the only one who finds it annoying when the BBC reports that there were 31 PASSENGERS on this ship?
What they meant, I suppose is PEOPLE.
I think the BBC should be better informed than they appear to be.

non descript
4th February 2008, 22:30
Am I the only one who finds it annoying when the BBC reports that there were 31 PASSENGERS on this ship?
What they meant, I suppose is PEOPLE.
I think the BBC should be better informed than they appear to be.

I totally agree, but at least they have not (so far) called it a tanker (Jester)

Peter4447
4th February 2008, 23:05
According to BBC Southwest TV this evening they were hoping to get her alongside today to start unloading the damaged containers but she is too deep in the water so pumps are being put onboard. Attempts will then be made to bring her alongside tomorrow to off-load so that she can then continue on her journey in a few days time.
The good news is that all injured have been discharged from Hospital and the Master's injuries were not as serious as were first thought.
Peter4447

Sister Eleff
4th February 2008, 23:15
Am I the only one who finds it annoying when the BBC reports that there were 31 PASSENGERS on this ship?
What they meant, I suppose is PEOPLE.
I think the BBC should be better informed than they appear to be.

If it's any consolation, it's not only the BBC that get it wrong. It seems to be all media, TV, radio & newspapers - they're all shocking, world wide. Their credo seems to be 'near enough is good enough' or 'why spoil a good story for the want of the truth'!

That's great news about the Master's injuries Peter - hope it's true!!

tacho
4th February 2008, 23:49
Master's injuries were not as serious as were first thought.
Peter4447


Good!

I did my back in once (gliding accident) ended up in hospital I remember the consultant saying "This isn't serious - just painful" ....no kidding !!

SN NewsCaster
7th February 2008, 09:10
Cranes are being used to remove containers of fruit from a cargo ship damaged in a storm off the Isles of Scilly.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7231995.stm)

SSimon
8th February 2008, 12:01
I totally agree, but at least they have not (so far) called it a tanker (Jester)

We should be grateful for that small mercy? Somehow, I am not. The BBC, at least, should get it right.

Mike S
8th February 2008, 13:26
When the Pasha Bulker was ashore off Newcastle NSW last year she was every vessel other than a bulk carrier for a while.
After a couple of days they did finally get it right.........strangest looking container vessel I ever did see.