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Tug Crashes Into Ship In Solent

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:36 pm

The stricken capsized ship in the Solent has been clouted by one of it's tugs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30768102


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#2 by Slow Jo , Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:44 pm

I should imagine it's very difficult maintaining position at sea in those strong winds.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#3 by astoness , Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:49 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #2
I should imagine it's very difficult maintaining position at sea in those strong winds.


not to make light of this jo but you should know all about high winds[Big Laugh]


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#4 by Voltman , Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 pm


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#5 by Slow Jo , Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:33 pm

Must say thought sprouts were bad ,jan made pea and ham soup with onions in as well .OMG it was absolute torture the next day ,and theres some left ,and she's frozen it for another time,hope it get's lost in the bottom of the freezer.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#6 by astwood , Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:50 pm

Those Tug Boat crews are some really brave men out there in this weather


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#7 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:28 pm

Not a job I would want to do, those waters are well protected but they are also very busy shipping lanes.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#8 by bestcover , Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:17 am

I live about a mile from the coast where the tanker is off shore - incredible scenes

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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#9 by bestcover , Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:01 pm

As an update, I drove past today. The ship is off the sandbank and although afloat is still listing severely.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#10 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:59 pm

Thanks for the update Bestcover, Welcome to our forum I would imagine if that ship is now floating but managed to sink in the shipping lanes it would cause havoc in the Solent.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#11 by Voltman , Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:18 am

Perhaps they could get some old scrap ships to attach to it as buoyancy aids and float them all off to the scrapyard.


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RE: Tug crashes into ship in Solent

#12 by Cleopatra , Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:10 pm

What is going on? We seem to be having several maritime incidents - is it something in the water? [Big Laugh]


 
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