DSC alerts today.

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DSC alerts today.

Postby aquaplane » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:24 pm

Motoring past Ardmore today I got regular DSC alerts for something 30 odd miles away bearing 017 degrees.
Stornoway were discussing a boat on a rock, no immediate peril but another yacht stood by until Oban Lifeboat got there.
After the fourth alert I got the chart out to see where the lat and long was.
Ah, the rock, north of Cleit in Cuan sound.
They got him off and towed somewhere safe.
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Re: DSC alerts today.

Postby DaveS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:42 pm

aquaplane wrote:Motoring past Ardmore today I got regular DSC alerts for something 30 odd miles away bearing 017 degrees.
Stornoway were discussing a boat on a rock, no immediate peril but another yacht stood by until Oban Lifeboat got there.
After the fourth alert I got the chart out to see where the lat and long was.
Ah, the rock, north of Cleit in Cuan sound.
They got him off and towed somewhere safe.


I believe that's the one called, at least unofficially, "Claymore's Rock".

It's a menace, it would greatly benefit from being marked, and is the only non-navigable waypoint I have marked on my chart plotter - with a red cross.
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