unfortunate incident

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sahona
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unfortunate incident

Postby sahona » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:05 am

http://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/thr ... ardrossan/

Good to know the skipper is OK, must have been jolly cold though...
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Re: unfortunate incident

Postby Gordonmc » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:52 pm

It was probably a good call to go for a professional salvage rather than having the lifeboat pull her off the rocks.
The boat was on a barge in the inner harbour over the weekend with a breach to the port-side and a split a good way down the stem.
She wouldn't have floated for long.
Good to learn the skipper is safe.

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Re: unfortunate incident

Postby Booby Trapper » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:36 pm

Wonder how it happened. Looks like he headed straight for the lighthouse. Wonder if he got that mixed up with the sector light. The article said it happened at 11.30pm but also says Saturday morning. Maybe engine failure on the way in. Anyone know?

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Re: unfortunate incident

Postby pagoda » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:05 pm

Not a good place to come ashore.
Despite the smooth appearance of the surface there are masses of boulders of garden shed dimensions in the water below the sea wall. Very difficult to imagine why it happened. I have entered the harbour in the dark in January in the past single handed with no issues. Even under sail it would not be bad as there are 2 buoys marking the rocks on either side of the entrance (neither all that closely) and a nice big sectored lamp? Maybe we'll eventually find out?


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