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HUMBER P4VWL 18 July 2016 11:13

Incident at Puffin Island/Anglesey
 
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Don't know much about it but a fair sized Gin palace on the rocks and sunk, showing as the tide dropped.Attachment 114493

breezeblock 18 July 2016 13:04

ouch that won't be cheap

ShinyShoe 18 July 2016 14:23

Suffered Engine failure towards the end of last week and drifted onto the rocks and was then holed. Mayday not heard by CG, was relayed by a tour boat. Crew taken off by a tourist RIB.

RNLI unable to save vessel.

Bigtalljv 18 July 2016 14:37

Ugh. I was up in Lake Tahoe last week and they had a bit of wind, 40+ mph, and I saw one ski boat upside down on it's mooring (didn't have phone for picture) and heard there were two more on the beach.

willk 18 July 2016 15:09

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Originally Posted by ShinyShoe (Post 723268)
Suffered Engine failure.

Anchor failure too, apparently...

spartacus 18 July 2016 16:41

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Originally Posted by willk (Post 723282)
Anchor failure too, apparently...

Wonder if the engine was linked to electrical fault, as I suspect the anchor windlass on these things are all power driven?

HUMBER P4VWL 18 July 2016 17:13

It's being lifted in the next day or so I believe. Other than to save the mess, surely is a write off.

It does make you think that even if anchor is powered, you could override/lift it from windlass and let it out in an emergency.

HDAV 18 July 2016 17:50

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Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL (Post 723303)
It's being lifted in the next day or so I believe. Other than to save the mess, surely is a write off.

It does make you think that even if anchor is powered, you could override/lift it from windlass and let it out in an emergency.

I can't imagine there isnt a freespool option, over ride on the windlass to drop the anchor, hauling it back in would be an issue but then that's no worry until help arrives.

Maximus 19 July 2016 04:53

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Originally Posted by willk (Post 723282)
Anchor failure too, apparently...

Exactly My thoughts.
Unprepared = Unrepaired :(

HUMBER P4VWL 19 July 2016 10:47

Video of boat

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nort...coast-11622486


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