Originally Posted by codprawn
Thanks for posting that but - Is that it??? I would have expected better of a pro crew - obviously too busy saving their own skins.
Wasn't that much water on board but I suppose with the engines both out you were buggered.
Thanks Codders. Sorry that was all they had. There might not appear to have been much water on the film but there was more than I cared for!!! Both pumps were working full on too. Both engines were out and we were being washed backwards onto more sandbanks even with 2 anchors out. (15kg Danforth and 10kg auxilliary but both dragging with the incredible weight on board from water ingress). The BBC didn't have time to film any more as they were climbing into the lifeboat....ohhh yeah and all the cameras were underwater and totalled. The footage is RNLI owned but used by BBC. There is more but the story was the sands and the cricket and not our little drama.
The Sunday Mail piece was a cheap shot by one of Fleet Streets finest, Rhodri Philips who clearly hadn't a clue about anything and picked up the story watching the TV. Bet that was difficult research!! The Mail On Sunday asks for comment on the web page about their news articles to which I replied to with a factual and honest description of the event. Needless to say they haven't updated their web site. Far be it for these jerks to let the truth get in the way of their rubbish.