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Old 12th April 2007, 18:13
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Bourbon Dolphin capsizes and sinking

Just heard on the news that the anchor handler Boudon Dolphin ( https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...hp?photo=59085 ) has capsized and sank in the northern North Sea today , Thursday the 12th of April 2007. I'll try and update this information as and when I can.
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Old 12th April 2007, 18:39
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Davie ,just heard the VIKING is going to it assistance,have you a pic of that vessel ?
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Old 12th April 2007, 19:08
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I just heard on the Scottish news the Bourbon Dolphin is a new vessel and there is missing. Maybe serious, she had drawn away from her duties and capsized, no reason was given. Unusual!!

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Old 12th April 2007, 19:22
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Now saying 8 have been picked up, 6 still unaccounted for (14 on board).
The boys on the on scene Standby boat will be busy.
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Old 12th April 2007, 19:43
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any info yet as to whether she was tiwing or supplying the rig?hope they get the others o.k.
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Old 12th April 2007, 19:54
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Latest says 10 rescued 4 still missing
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Old 12th April 2007, 19:54
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Latest is 10 rescued 4 missing

BBC News Online : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/6550077.stm

Fingers crossed the other 4 can be found safe
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Old 12th April 2007, 20:23
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Something strange has gone on here. The Dolphin is a big new boat and the weather is not bad at all. Never heard of a supply boat rolling over like that before, almost without warning. Know of some new builds that could drive themselves under if going astern but not a new boat capsizing.
Four crew still missing so lets hope they are still inside and with luck divers can get to them

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Old 12th April 2007, 20:36
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Latest i've heard is that there were 15 onboard not 14 and that 5 are still missing. Apparently the ship is still on the surface keel up close by the rig she was at and specialist divers from Rosyth and civillian companies are being rushed north as we speak.
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Old 12th April 2007, 20:38
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http://bourbon-online.com/media/offs...DOLPHIN-BO.pdf

Thats the ship info on Bourbon's own website
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Old 12th April 2007, 21:01
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Davie

Thanks for the ship info, just had a read through it and she seems to have everything she would need. I suppose we will have to wait for the enquiry to find out the truth. We will need to see what her deck cargo was.
Good that she is still afloat even if upside down gives the divers a chance and if she is still at the Transocean Rather that will make it easier for divers to get out there.
There is still hope as long as she stays afloat.
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Just been on TV that she is still attached to the Rather.
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Old 12th April 2007, 21:06
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My thoughts are with the families of those men still missing. I'm sure we would all hope for a good outcome.

New vessel and handling anchors.....have to see what the reason was but once again brings home the dangers of working at sea.

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Old 12th April 2007, 21:19
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I sincerely wish the rescuers the very best of luck and hope that they can reach the 5 and get them to safety. The RN divers are experts and if anyone can get a result my hopes will be on them.

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Old 12th April 2007, 21:44
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Worked this boat on january and she looked more than able,its very strange shes went over. The weather is good as well.Lets hope they find the men that are missing.
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Old 12th April 2007, 21:57
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One of the ships nearby has 2 RoV's aboard and they are already surveying the ship to see whats possible in the way of getting divers inside her or not. It will all depend on whether the hull is stable ,or can be stabalised , so its safe to put divers inside without the risk of being trapped inside if she sinks.
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:00
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bourbon dolphin

just seen the local news at 11pm here five missing and they say she was working anchors at the time this was a news conferance from bourboun offshore
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:16
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We have the same news here too Ron. Some video has turned up of her in Shetland recently too. She looks to be a good boat and I just cannot for the life of me see how she managed to capsize in relatively good weather. Guess we will just have to wait for the MAIB report to see why this happened. The shipyard , designers and operators of similar ships will be doing extra checks on their ships now I guess just to double check the safety.
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:18
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This is dreadful news and my thoughts are with the families of those involved.
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:27
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Bourboun Offshore (Norway) AS have just now confirmed that two crewmembers are found dead. 3 men are unfortunatly still missing
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:30
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:35
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thats right davey

we can sit here all night guessing you know as well as me it can be because of one of a thousand reasons just have to wait and see feel sorry for the familys a place called fosnavåg just south of here small tight nit community size of stonehaven realy hit them hard
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Old 12th April 2007, 22:45
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Its always a sad day when anyone looses their life especially in an incident like this. My thoughts go out to the families of the men who have died , who are missing and who have survived.

I hope this was just an isolated one-off incident and that the men on other anchor handlers will never be put in the same situation.

As we who go to the sea all know , its the most dangerous occupation outside of the military , we all hope and pray that the remaining 3 men are found alive in an air pocket.
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Old 12th April 2007, 23:00
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Just got some NEW news. The two dead men was among the 10 who was rescued earlier this evening. 5 men is still missing. But due to low temp and bad weather they fear 5men also dead.

I pray for all men, rescued, dead and missing!!
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Old 12th April 2007, 23:26
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just heard its still attached to the rig??what does that mean.Bobby
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Old 13th April 2007, 01:30
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Post Three dead after vessel capsizes (BBC News)

Three men have been confirmed dead after an oil rig support vessel capsizes in the North Sea.

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