Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

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Re: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

Postby Nick » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:31 pm

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If the autopilot is compass based I imagine it would be gyro compass, not a magnetic compass.

There a couple of posts on ForArgyll that appear to be by members of the crew, clearly suggesting fatigue as the probably cause.

True says:

June 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm


Hey it is seamans life, true is…: 7 crew on board, completed loading at evening + securing of cargo, lashing + unmooring, All mooring unmooring and Navigation without Pilot, Coran point Loch etc.. All pushing Agent+ charters,receivers etc… as i know on this tipe of vessels all crew involved in securing of cargo, so 2nd mate and ch. mate also tired, 2nd mate go at watch at 24 and 100% tired … Continious soon.
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Re: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

Postby claymore » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:06 pm

Bring back the webcam from the wee eaterie whose name I dare not mention.
That would have shown us what happened, including any distracting crumpet stravaiging along the prom.
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Re: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

Postby Fingal » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:38 pm

Nick wrote:.

There a couple of posts on ForArgyll that appear to be by members of the crew, clearly suggesting fatigue as the probably cause.


That was certainly my first thought when we saw the vessel. Lying at a very shallow angle to the shore, consistent with an error in the course adjustment at the Salen dog-leg and the lookout(s) dozing off.... That or a failure in the steering mechanism. Not a catastrophe, fortunately, whatever the exact cause.
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Re: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

Postby Arghiro » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 pm

So no free distribution of wood to the locals then? As happened darn sarf a few years back.


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