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Old 02 March 2009, 12:02   #21
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was it the burbon dolphin? that was a new anchor handler, an awesome boat! shame about what happened
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I've never seen a ex-trawlers used as standby boats in the North Sea. I know they used to years ago but not now.
Trawlers are used as Guard vessels though and it was one of these that sank a while back.

I love the Sea Kings, weird been winched into one though!
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some of the grampian fleet are converted trawlers
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Oh yeh.
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was it the burbon dolphin? that was a new anchor handler, an awesome boat! shame about what happened
No a guard vessel - that was terrible as well.

Just found it.

http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...7/Meridian.cfm

She was called the Meridian and was lost with all 4 crew. She was built in the 70s and was a capable ship. She had carried out guard duties before for up to 17 days including Winter operations. They don't really know what caused her to sink. Probably a capsize but what caused that is unknown. It was at least a Force 9 but she had handled far worse.

Despite a massive search she was never found.
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a few pics of the Jigsaw chopper ......its based on the Miller platform but i beleive its moving soon.
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No a guard vessel - that was terrible as well.

Just found it.

http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...7/Meridian.cfm

She was called the Meridian and was lost with all 4 crew. She was built in the 70s and was a capable ship. She had carried out guard duties before for up to 17 days including Winter operations. They don't really know what caused her to sink. Probably a capsize but what caused that is unknown. It was at least a Force 9 but she had handled far worse.

Despite a massive search she was never found.
It seems as though she had a point where waves would increase her to roll and she would roll in sync with the waves, ie rolling more and more with each one until she went over. I think the waves were 5 secs apart and the point at which she was affected was 5.5.
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Not sure if this is the same incident?

Friend of mine, Terry Cavner (I've posted photos' of his on here of the oil RIG's) was at the scene.
http://www.photography-cafe.com/gall...pos=6&uid=1046
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Thats the same one, the air bags you can see are attached to the chopper.
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just heard from a good friend of mine who was on the Sea Rose FPSO in canada ...an S91 ditched yesterday .....16 are still missing ......their attached plb's arent putting out a signal....the chopper was outbound but returning to base after a technical fault when it went down
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