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UTRECHT ~ TORREY CANYON
UTRECHT ~ TORREY CANYON

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· Date: Tue, 17 September 19 · Views: 249
· Filesize: 46.1kb, 323.0kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 765 ·
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Keywords: Utrecht Torrey Canyon
Source of Image, If not your own: Dutch National Archives
Location photo was taken: off Lands End
Date photo was taken: 20th March 1967
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Ozzie
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Tue, 17 September 19 14:24

Yes, the one of the first tugs on the scene and only a day or so after she stranded, it's very noticeable that the tanker is still relatively whole, ie before the neap tide went completely down and she broke her back just forward of the bridge, leading to massive pollution and those very iconic photos of her.

All down to her Master's complete incompetence, ie the available water clearly shown by the numbers on the chart was somewhat shallower than your actual draft, he applied the actual tidal height the wrong way and thought he could get over the shallows, ie the Seven Stone Reef to make his tide at Milford Haven Terminal....coastal navigation lecture 1...failed..completely abysmally !!!

Thanks for posting the memory
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meechingman

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Tue, 17 September 19 16:20

Utrecht was originally the French tug Jean Bart. Built 1956 for SRSN, Dunkirk, and sold to Wijsmuller in 1965. Became Kriti in 1977, Ahli II in 2001 and scrapped that year at Mumbai.
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Steve Oatey

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Wed, 18 September 19 04:16

As Ozzie mentions, it's the Seven Stones reef not Seven Sisters (as in the typed text).
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