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Old 27 November 2011, 05:21   #1
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sad news Swanland

2 rescued, 6 missing at this time. Hull cracked and vessel presumed sunk off N Wales. Our near neighbour in the dock in Cumbria. We moved for him on Friday in case he got blown onto us as the pilot took him through the lockgate.
Took an hour or so to lever him out of the dock on with a very strong sw wind pushing him onto the quayside and a rope to the opposite quay trying to winch his bow into the weather. Once out, and in ballast he was making 3.8knots into the wind and being tossed about like a cork.
Our thoughts are of course with those who were onboard and their families.

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Old 27 November 2011, 05:28   #2
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BBC report one more crewman found alive. 5 remain missing.

EDIT: That should read found, but not alive. The body was recovered by the Irish Coastguard Helo this morning.

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Old 27 November 2011, 06:21   #3
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hope to hear of more people making it out. thoughts with the families
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Old 27 November 2011, 09:16   #4
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Body Found After Ship Sinks In Irish Sea, Says Coastguard | UK News | Sky News :this one contains rescue footage

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Yes a cold reminder of the risks associated with working on the seas/oceans. RIP lads.
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sad news Swanland

BBC said Prince William piloted SAR Helo,well done Sir! Shame the outcome was not more positive...Tony
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Old 28 November 2011, 01:10   #7
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that makes chilling reading, we were tracking things on marine traffic yesterday. such a shame, especially when you think that those on board were simply trying to make a living like the rest of us.

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