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Old 17 July 2008, 12:53   #1
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Anyone know what caused the Marine Fisheries RIB to overturn on Wednesday 15 miles south of Durleston Head. Appears 5 on board were about to board a fishing boat. MAIB now involved
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A force 3 and yet it was caused by sea swell..........

I suspect poor handling and/or all 5 passengers moving to one side MAY have caused it???
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I acquired my boat after it was flipped by the police and abandoned. The reason for the flip (end over end!) was apparently the the hull was seriously flooded after having been in the water for months and the tubes were underinflated...

In this case, I presume that the fishing boat would have been stopped for boarding, but if not, I can see a RIB being sucked towards the hull and down into the trough...
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Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
..I suspect poor handling and/or all 5 passengers moving to one side MAY have caused it???
I can be fairly certain that Pacific 22s don't fall over if 5 people stand on one side. However poor driving /judgement coming along aside another ship could have been contributing factors. Oh and the fact that the RN can't drive a boat for all the tea in china

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........ Oh and the fact that the RN can't drive a boat for all the tea in china

The Captain's Standing Orders on one of the ships I used to drive told us - in no uncertain terms - to keep at least 5 miles away from any grey funnel line ship.
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was out on the day in question and heard the entire incident on the radio.

Incident was most likely caused by interaction between both vessels. a common cause of incidents between 2 vessels running alongside each other. Vessels are basically sucked into each other and there isn't a great deal you can do about it once it has caught you. Over the years quite a few tugs and pilot boats have been sunk or damaged by this.

Having done lots of crew transfers with both grey funnel and commercial vessels, going up along side a large vessel while underway is very risky and in any sea can be bloody scary. luckily on this occasion nobody was killed and all were recovered very quickly. From what I heard all 5 were out of the water within 5 minutes and that included the FPV launching their second sea boat.
I went alongside the carrier, I survived and didnt even get shot at!!!
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Boarding underway

Was boarded by fisheries a few years back. The fisheries officer was less than cooperative with the skipper of the vessel with regard to picking up the remaining divers which were drifting on the surface. After a written complaint we were advised that fisheries would board us whilst underway.

6 months later the fisheries RIB appeared again but this time I was out fishing on a large RIB and the weather was not pleasant. As I had just packed up and started to head home I was expecting the fisheries to come alongside and board as I had previously been informed they would do. The crew on the Rib proceeded to wave with the intention to get me to slow, I waved back and put the throttles down. 8 miles later they eventually pulled alongside when I was tied up and were not best pleased saying I did not stop for them.

Why I asked, I have been told you will board a vessel whilst it was underway.

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