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Another new rock

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:22 pm
by NorthUp2
.. Discovered the hard way east of Benbecula.
The Ronja boats must have been in that loch hundreds of times before the crunch-
http://www.hebrides-news.com/ship-runs- ... 28419.html

Re: Another new rock

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:21 pm
by RosieLovebug
“The damage was in connection to a seawater ballast tank, there was never any danger for the crew or the vessel."

Thank goodness. Still, this comes to show you just how unpredictable the ocean can be.

Re: Another new rock

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:30 pm
by Telo
As you say, odd that they hadn't hit it before coming in and out of Loch Uiskevagh.

Their draught is supposedly 5.1m, so I don't think I need to worry about it too much. ;)

Re: Another new rock

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm
by pagoda
Must be quite a lump of a wee hill on the bottom, since most of the surrounding water is about 25m. Not one to get excited about I think :)

Re: Another new rock

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 am
by claymore
What about a Bluemoment sponsored expedition to see if we can find the fekker?

Re: Another new rock

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:50 pm
by pagoda
I'll be up that way at the end of June, might just have a look for the sake of curiosity :)