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Old 31st January 2008, 20:15
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Post Riverdance Incident - Blackpool

Just heard Liverpool putting out a call for ALL vessels to assist the Riverdance in trouble en- Route to Heysham.

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:32
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Current AIS shows :-

Name: Riverdance
MMSI: 308912000 [BS]
IMO: 7635361
Callsign: C6CG3
Speed/Dir: 2.5 kts / 182° S
Status : Moored
Dest: Hey, Wpt, Hey

Not many ships around. There is a Tug supply ship Clwyd Supporter some 12 nautical miles south of her heading towards her and it appears that Riverdance has altered course towards her but is only doing 2.5 knots. Clywd Supporter is doing 5.8 knots. There is also two RoRos, Merchant Brilliant and Arrow some 14 NM North East of Riverdance but they dont appear to be moving at the moment. Wind speed in area is approx 56kph - Storm 10.

Riverdance approx 10 nautical miles west of Fleetwood. Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Launched at 20.07.

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:39
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Rescue 122 is route from Valley not a nice nite for this to happen, I am also monitoring Hf 4.706 and 123.100

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:39
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Recent LB launches in the north (BST)
31/01/2008
Lytham St Annes - 20:10
31/01/2008
Fleetwood - 20:10
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Old 31st January 2008, 20:45
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They have also asked for Blackpool Airport to be made ready

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:46
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Current AIS shows that Riverdance has increased speed to 5.9 knots and altered course from 182' to 134' she appears to be heading for Heysham again.

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:53
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Riverdance now 4.9 knots and altered course to 147 '. RoRo Merchant Brilliant closing her and is approx 8 NM north east of her.

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:55
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Riverdance all over the place, now heading 127 at 4.2 knots

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Old 31st January 2008, 20:58
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showing 2.8knt @ 123' heading just now
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now 5.2knt @ 131
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:00
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:00
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lb1721 you get on air what her problem they way she scooting around looks like engine failure
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:06
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Looks like she's drifting down wind I hope they can get a tow line on her ASAP
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:07
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Merchant Brilliant and Arrow have reversed course and are heading back to port by the looks of it
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:08
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Merchant Brilliant has now turned back, so has Arrow, dont know whats happening looks like Riverdance has got her engines going again, ifg thats what it was and is now doing 7.7 knots and is headed South towards Liverpool.

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No sign of any mention across news services - hope this isn't too serious (sounds as if it might be), a friend of mine is one of her Masters.
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No idea on the cause All I got was L'pool requesting all Vessels to assist.Merchant Brilliant and Arrow just been told to stand down by L'pool

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Old 31st January 2008, 21:11
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"Merchant Brilliant and Arrow just been told to stand down by L'pool" Thats positive news
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:14
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She's still showing 1.2knts 127 heading on AISLiverpool
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:17
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Now down to 1.2 knots heading 127' very strange, dont know where she is going now, she is not even head to wind and hove to, as wind direction is Westerly Storm 10 -- Merchant Brilliant and Arrow are still returning towards Heysham away from her.
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Sounds like they might have been stood down due to the extreme weather , Hope to god they get the engines going ASAP
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Rescue 122 from Valley almost on seen est 5 min and Rescue 177 also en-route
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BBC News24 stating 24 passengers and crew being airlifted off her just now
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Old 31st January 2008, 21:23
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Looks like she may be turning north, for Heysham steering 080' speed 3.7 knots
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