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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 10:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another new LB seen in Falmouth today, LB 16-09, which is the Salcombe boat.

She has been in Falmouth for repair:
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/archive/2013/06/17/10488789.RNLI_rely_on_Flushing_boatyard_for_repairs/
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 16:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

The St Mary's LB 17-11 is currently on passage back to Scilly. She must have spent last night in Penzance. She'll pass the Scillonian heading the other way soon. LB doing 25 knots, ferry at 15 knots, they're now 11 miles apart... Wink

My friends on the German yacht continued north into the Firth of Clyde, and went into the marina at Troon within the last hour. I wonder if they realise that when they were anchored off Mullion, they were only 12 miles from Troon in Cornwall!
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 18:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another LB on the move, LB 17-45. According to marinetraffic.com, it has come from Scilly and its destination is SAR OPS. That could mean she's on a shout (I'm still learning my way around this website).

Musing... The Scilly LB 17-11 is back on station. Maybe 17-45 was the stand-by boat, which has now left to return to RNLI base (Poole). But if a shout came in after she had left, she might have been diverted to the casusalty if she was nearest...

EDIT: Yes, 17-45 is a Severn class LB and part of the relief fleet.
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

LB 17-45 has passed the Lizard, and is doing 26 knots in the lee of the land. From her course I suspect she's heading for Falmouth now, rather than continuing east towards Poole.
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

And so it came to pass - all tied up at the Falmouth LB station now, and the delivery crew will be off for a few beers with some of the locals, no doubt! Cool
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 20:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hadn't seen Odyssey Explorer for a while, but I found her 40 or 50 miles SW of Scilly. She's described as "Cable Towing", and she's doing straight runs E-W or W-E, so presumably she's doing sonar surveys.

Good luck to 'em! Any bullion down there is no use to anyone until it's recovered.
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PostPosted: 28-06-2013 06:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another LB movement - The Plymouth LB, 17-35, is just outside Falmouth now, having come direct from Plymouth. (About 40 miles at 25 knots - not a long trip.)

It could be she's going into the repair slot vacated by the Salcombe LB. HW is at 0946 BST - getting her onto the cradle and into the shed would be easier near HW.


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PostPosted: 28-06-2013 07:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

...but instead of continuing up the Penryn River to the boatyard at Flushing, she's put into the Falmouth LB station instead!
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PostPosted: 28-06-2013 07:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Islanders complete GB Row 2013 race in record time

Four rowers have broken the record for the fastest time around the coast of Great Britain.
They took 26 days to row the 2,000-mile course and win the GB Row 2013 race.

Josh Taylor, 24, and Alan Morgan 23, both from Mersea Island, Essex, James Plumley, 24, from Guernsey, and Gavin Sheehan, 25, from Cork, in the Irish Republic, broke the record by 12 hours.
They will share £100,000 for setting a record time, plus £15,000 for winning the race.

The crew, known as the Islanders, crossed the finish line at London's Tower Bridge just before 17:30 BST on Thursday.
They completed the course in 26 days, nine hours and nine minutes and were greeted by friends and family as they finally set foot on dry land.

Mr Taylor, the skipper, said he believed teamwork was the key to their success.
"We are four very competitive guys and we're very close, we're like a family now," he said.
"We motivated each other the whole way round."

Mr Sheehan said the crew realised on Tuesday they would break the record.
"We didn't know if it was going to happen until two days ago... and all of a sudden you get a sniff of the finish line and it all changes. It's just incredible," he said.

Six other teams started the race on 1 June but four were forced to retire, mainly due to mechanical problems caused by rough seas.
The only other remaining team is the two-man Savoir Faire, which is not expected to finish for at least another week.

The Islanders carried on, despite a snapped oar and also turned down medical assistance after Mr Sheehan hurt his back in huge waves in the Bristol Channel.

Will de Laszlo, race president and skipper of the crew that set the previous record in 2005, said: "It was an epic effort.
"Massive congratulations to the record-breaking team."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23091436

Some people have to do things the hard way! God provided wind so that we could sail! Wink

But congratulations anyway!
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PostPosted: 28-06-2013 11:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relief LB 17-45 has now left Falmouth, but seems to be heading for Plymouth now. (Maybe to replace the Plymouth boat that went to Falmouth this morning...?)
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PostPosted: 28-06-2013 21:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting on for HW, and LB activity in St Ives, with both the inshore and offshore lifeboats apparently exercising together in the harbour.

(The harbour dries out at LW.)
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PostPosted: 29-06-2013 09:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fairly quiet here today, but in Plymouth HMS Iron Duke is leaving the Hamoaze, with a couple of tugs trailing behind.

RN going to sea on a Saturday - is there a war on?!
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PostPosted: 29-06-2013 09:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tugs have now turned back, and the Iron Duke was steaming across the Sound as if to leave by the eastern entrance, but now she's altered course... and is heading out of the western entrance!
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PostPosted: 29-06-2013 10:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron Duke now SW of Rame Head and heading SW. About 10 miles ahead of her is the Salcombe LB 16-01, also heading SW. One or both could be heading for Falmouth...
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PostPosted: 29-06-2013 10:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

The coaster Islay Trader is at Porthoustock quarry.

At the bottom of this page:
http://cornwalltidesreach.weebly.com/fh-bay-2.html

are pictures of another coaster in there.

The same pilot boat shown in some of those pics is just a couple of miles off at present...

EDIT: ...and is now coming in to pick up the pilot.
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