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Old 30 January 2008, 14:16   #1
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Thankfully all were safley rescued

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Old 30 January 2008, 14:27   #2
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Old 30 January 2008, 15:33   #3
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Wouldn't they have been better using an inshore boat for - erm - inshore work???
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Wouldn't they have been better using an inshore boat for - erm - inshore work???
Presumably the CG or RNLI Launch Authority decided that in the "heavy seas" the 30+ mile round trip in the dark from the Lifeboat station to the casualty would be safer in the All Weather Boat. More "survivor space" and possibly better suited to such a long distance tow, if needed.
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Old 31 January 2008, 04:28   #5
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Wouldn't they have been better using an inshore boat for - erm - inshore work???
Yes. That photo looks like its been taken in Church Bay on Rathlin with the harbour in the background, thats to the South of the Island and facing Ballycastle. Richard Branson gave the islanders 25k to buy an independant inshore lifeboat and they bought a Delta 5.5m. Unfortunately it fell into dis-repair some years ago.

Some nasty rocks just there which we found out the hard way

Doesn't look good for the lifeboat though:

Colin Williams, divisional inspector with the RNLI, tonight confirmed the difficulties involved in the operation to get the lifeboat back into the harbour`s deep water for emergency repairs.
He said: "There is alot of water inside the vessel. There is alot of damage around the keel. We thought we were in with a chance, but it does not have the buoyancy to lift.
"All the watertight doors are closed, but there is a lot of water in the vessel. Unfortunately the there is a very bad weather forecast and we will have to wait until tomorrow before we decide what to do next."
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http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...18mbmnews.html

"assisting a rib which had run aground"
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"assisting a rib which had run aground"

The picture looks like a rear view of a Redbay cabin RIB but I could be wrong.
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Old 31 January 2008, 18:18   #8
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Just spotted this - brilliant video of the refloat attempt - BBC are getting better!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7220575.stm

Look at them all but look at the bottom one first!!!

Just spotted this video as well - clearly shows the cabin RIB - looks familiure - sure it's been on this site before or one much like it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7216944.stm

I liked the comment from one of the rescued men - "they called it a freak wave but they happen all the time"!!!
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