radar assisted collision

niall
29th October 2008, 22:26
Niceto de Larrinaga Sept '61 collision English Channel with French tanker Sitala any crew, piccies or info out there. I was acting Third Mate.

K urgess
29th October 2008, 22:31
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
I'm sure the crew will be able to help with your query.
Meanwhile find your way around the ship and enjoy the trip.

bert thompson
29th October 2008, 22:57
Welcome to this wonderful site
Best wishes
Bert.

non descript
29th October 2008, 23:15
RAC, warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

billyboy
30th October 2008, 00:49
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

gdynia
30th October 2008, 09:41
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

melliget
30th October 2008, 11:09
Hi and welcome.

From The Times:

The Times, Monday, Sep 25, 1961
THREE KILLED IN TWO CHANNEL COLLISIONS
DEATH OF MASTER'S DAUGHTER
ONE VESSEL BEACHED
Three people were killed by two col-
lisions in fog in the English Channel on
Saturday. The Niceto de Larrinaga
(8,869 tons), which was in collision with
the French tanker Sitala (49,363 tons)
was towed into Portland last night. The
British motor vessel Crystal Jewel (8,000
tons), which was in collision with the
tanker British Aviator (23,000 tons), was
beached at Newhaven early yesterday.
..
..
NICETO HOLED
The Niceto, owned by Larrinaga
Steamship Company, Liverpool, was on
her way from Freetown to Holland when
the collision with the Sitala occurred 10
miles north of Les Casquets lighthouse,
west of Alderney. The Niceto's bows
were buckled and she was holed below
the water line.
The frigate Grafton was ordered from
Portland to the crash area. On board
was Surgeon-Lieutenant J. B. Reynolds.
He was called from his home to treat
a seaman in the Niceto whose leg had
been amputated above the knee. But
when the Grafton arrived about 1 a.m.
the injured seaman, Bernard Navarro,
had died.
The body of Cadet Derek Hayes, pre-
viously reported lost overboard, was
found yesterday by divers in the bows
of the ship.
With a crew of about 41, the Niceto
was carrying iron ore. Tugs moved her
slowly against a strong tide to Portland
harbour. The vessel could not go under
her own power in case the damaged
bulkheads collapsed.
After she tied up at Portland naval
base a naval salvage team worked
on pumping-out and patching-up
operations.

The two lookouts of the Niceto were killed.

In June 1962, at the wreck inquiry, the Captain of the Niceto de Larrinaga had his certificate suspended for nine months.

regards,
Martin

R58484956
30th October 2008, 11:51
Greetings RAC and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.