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PostPosted: 06-03-2014 17:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arco Dart and Welsh Piper are both now dredging, AD heading west and WP heading east. But they are nearer to Steepholm than Flatholm.
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PostPosted: 06-03-2014 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arco Dart must have a full load now - she's heading up the Bristol Channel at 11 knots to Newport, now passing between Steepholm and Flatholm.
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PostPosted: 07-03-2014 09:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Search for missing ship's container off Lyme Bay

A coastguard plane is searching a stretch of the Dorset coast for a missing cargo container which could pose a risk to shipping.
The container went overboard as a tug was towing pipes into Portland Harbour.

Philip Chappell of Portland Coastguard said: "We're trying to trace whether it's sunk or not. If semi-submerged it represents a hazard to shipping."
The container was last seen bobbing 16ft (5m) above the water line in Lyme Bay.
Tugs have also been sent to assist the aircraft which is using sonar to detect the obstacle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-26462639
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PostPosted: 07-03-2014 09:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

0958: Appledore LB had a poke up the river Taw by Yelland Wharf, but she is now zooming off out to sea...
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 09:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: Injured sailor airlifted from vessel off Portland
3:45pm Saturday 8th March 2014

AN INJURED sailor has been airlifted to Dorset County Hospital.
Portland Coastguard was alerted to reports of a sailor injured on board a 75-foot vessel 15 miles south west of Portland Bill just before 3pm.
It is believed the sailor had fallen and suffered a suspected cracked rib and he was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital.

The RNLI Lifeboat was also launched and helped escort the vessel back into harbour.

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/11063415.Update__Injured_sailor_airlifted_from_vessel_off_Portland/?ref=rss
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 09:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair trade wind powered cargo ship to visit Falmouth
4:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

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Falmouth has traditionally crammed its public activities into the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, but this year will focus its efforts on April to coincide with the arrival in port of the Tres Hombres cargo ship.

The ship is a “fair trading, wind powered cargo ship” carrying cocoa beans and rum from the Caribbean.
Its arrival in Falmouth in April is expected to be the first of many future visits, bringing fairly traded goods straight into Falmouth harbour.

With such an “exciting opportunity to promote the significance of global ethical trade” there will be a public meeting in Falmouth’s council chamber at 10am next Friday, March 14, to develop a new Fairtrade Food Club that will be launched during the Tres Hombres’s visit.

Rachel Lay, of Fairtrade Falmouth, said: “Please join us on the 14th to help develop this project and help plan the celebration for the visit of the Tres Hombres.
There will be Fairtrade refreshments and tasters for you to try.”
For more information about Fairtrade Falmouth visit www.falmouthalive.org.uk and look under groups, or call 01326 317587.

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/fpfalmouth/11058278.Fair_trade_wind_powered_cargo_ship_to_visit_Falmouth/
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 09:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

That ship's stunning. I'd kill to work onboard Cool
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 11:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Appledore LB was out on exercise today. She went past Baggy Point, just into Morte Bay off Woolacombe sands.

But an amusing AIS glitch on the return leg showed her cutting straight across the headland at Baggy Point! A LB that think's it's a helicopter! Cool


The new Irish patrol vessel Samuel Beckett is still at the shipyard, continuing fitting out. I don't think she's been to sea yet.

On the north Devon coast, near Combe Martin Bay, the small surveying vessel MTS Xplorer is at work again. Yesterday she ran several tracks roughly parallel to the coast, but it's not easy to guess why. MTS Xplorer is often based at Penryn.
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cornwall rescue for sinking cargo vessel
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Efforts are under way to save a cargo vessel which started sinking about 10 miles off the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.
All six crew of the Barbados-registered Sea Breeze were rescued by RNLI lifeboats from the Lizard and Falmouth.
The captain is still at the scene, on board the Royal Navy ship HMS Tyne while an assessment is made on salvaging the ship.
The 87m (285ft) long Sea Breeze, which was carrying limestone from Liverpool to Shoreham in West Sussex, sent a mayday call at 07:00 GMT.

A RNAS Culdrose helicopter was also called to the rescue.
Cdr Martin Shepherd from 771 Squadron said: "We tried to pump water from the engine room, but it looks fairly bleak for the vessel now."

Alex Greig, Falmouth Coastguard watch manager, said: "We were able to get lifeboats and the helicopter on scene quickly, along with other vessels that were in the vicinity.
"The lifeboats and helicopter pumped water off the cargo vessel, whilst HMS Tyne was on its way with commercial pumps.
"However, unfortunately, the smaller pumps could not keep up with the ingress of water and the crew had to abandon ship at 08:40 am.

"The captain has remained on scene on board HMS Tyne to help with the salvage operation."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26499872

AIS shows the vessel still afloat, about 15 NM E of the Lizard. HMS Tyne is heading for Falmouth, while the Port tender James Dalton is still with Sea Breeze.
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

1905: James Dalton is still with Sea Breeze, and both are heading NE at about 3 knots.

HMS Tyne seemed to have disappeared from the scene, but has now reappeared entering Falmouth.

1940: SB is altering course further north - perhaps they're hoping to get it into Falmouth.

But there's something wrong with HMS Tyne's AIS icon - it hasn't moved for some time now, although it claims the ship is doing over 8 knots...

2002: HMS Tyne is now shown as anchored in the bay, not far off Pendennis Point. (HMS Enterprise is also anchored in the bay.)

2009: Sea Breeze has swung back NE, at 3.3 knots. James Dalton is following close astern. This suggests that SB (with her flooded engine room) is under her own power, unless there's an invisible tug out there too... Confused

It's as well the weather is quiet, and we're on Neap Tides, or the ship would not have remained afloat near the Lizard for very long...
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2109: James Dalton is ahead of Sea Breeze now, apparently heading for Fowey. But the last position for SB was given 53 minutes ago... has she sunk?
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 21:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, on the north coast:

Man rescued by RNLI at Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes
Sunday, March 09, 2014 CG_Steve

A MAN has been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat team at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, after a passer-by heard his cries for help.
The search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was also called to the scene, as well as the local coastguard cliff rescue team at 7.05pm.

A spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard said the man was now being cared for by paramedics.
“He’s ok but we don’t know the full story yet,” he said. “ He may have been in the water or stuck on rocks.”

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Man-rescued-RNLI-Trevaunance-Cove-St-Agnes/story-20785903-detail/story.html#ixzz2vVFLTog2

Some pics of Trevaunance Cove over halfway down this page:

http://cornwalltidesreach.weebly.com/hayle-holywell-b-2.html
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PostPosted: 09-03-2014 21:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

2141: Back to Sea Breeze - her icon is fading, last position received one hour ago...

Oddly enough, HMS Tyne's icon is fading, and her last position was received one hour ago...

Perhaps they have become quantum entangled.... strange things happen at sea.

2228: Now SB's last position was two hours ago - the same as that of HMS Tyne...

But James Dalton is plugging on towards Fowey at just 3.5 knots - perhaps she actually has SB in tow, but SB's AIS has now failed due to lack of electrical power...?

But why go to Fowey, when Falmouth docks are closer?

2341: Last position for SB now 3 hours ago....

We'll see what the morning brings...
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PostPosted: 10-03-2014 07:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find any updates on the Sea Breeze. Her AIS icon has disappeared altogether.

James Dalton is still at sea, between Fowey and Mevagissey, where she has been cruising in a loop since about midnight.

Zooming in, however, reveals that she is in company with another Port Tender out of Falmouth, Boy Brendan. BB arrived on scene at about 0245 this morning. This activity suggests that Sea Breeze is still afloat, since it's not obvious what else these two tenders are doing...
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PostPosted: 10-03-2014 07:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! An update!

Sinking cargo vessel in Cornwall towed into St Austell

A cargo ship which started to sink off the Lizard in Cornwall has been towed into St Austell Bay.
Divers will be sent in to investigate the damage before a temporary magnetic repair patch can be fitted, Falmouth Coastguards said.
A spokesman said the vessel had been moved to St Austell because it was more sheltered.

All six crew of the Sea Breeze were rescued by RNLI lifeboats from the Lizard and Falmouth on Sunday.
Coastguards said "a couple" of the crew had minor injuries.

The 87m (285ft) long Sea Breeze, which was carrying limestone from Liverpool to Shoreham in West Sussex, sent a mayday call at 07:00 GMT on Sunday.

An RNAS Culdrose helicopter was also called to the rescue.
Alex Greig, Falmouth Coastguard watch manager, said: "We were able to get lifeboats and the helicopter on scene quickly, along with other vessels that were in the vicinity.

"The lifeboats and helicopter pumped water off the cargo vessel, whilst HMS Tyne was on its way with commercial pumps.
"However, unfortunately, the smaller pumps could not keep up with the ingress of water and the crew had to abandon ship at 08:40 GMT."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26511100

Nice to be ahead of the news, even by just a few minutes! Cool
The wind is NE'ly, 9 knots, so the vessels are in the lee of the land there.
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