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Old 21 September 2020, 13:45   #1
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RIB fire - evac

https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/202...t-fire-rescue/

RIB catches fire, MAYDAY sent, evac to raft, RNLI arrive, everyone goes home for pints (Pubs opened today in Clifden), live happily ever after.
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They'll be going back to retrieve their charcoal BBQ later!

Good news that everyone was OK.
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Good news that everyone was OK.
Agree.

I wonder what was the cause of the fire, and why an extinguisher or 2 couldn't put it out.

Seems like they did the evacuation to liferaft well - i'd have thought if there's an uncontrollable fire on a rib, there's not much time to get away!
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I wonder what was the cause of the fire, and why an extinguisher or 2 couldn't put it out.
Well itís either going to be an electrical fault or something overheating and then coming in contact with fuel. Either way with gallons of petrol around Iím not sure my no 1 priority would be to see if the extinguisher works. To me the extinguisher is a chance to get out a Mayday, maybe reach a battery isolator or launch a liferaft. If I had a liferaft and have made a successful mayday - frankly I donít care about the boat, thatís what insurance is for, and itís probably easier if itís a total loss than say just needing a new engine!
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Back in the 90's my father was making a long ferry of a 5.5m zodiac hurricane from a field camp back to base camp(solo) on the northern coast of Labrador. He had six 5 gallon portable fuel cans on board. After about 3 hours of hard going in rough seas he noticed that the rear third of the boat was full of "water". When he stopped to investigate he realized he was standing ankle deep in 10-15 gallons of fuel. The bottoms of two or three of the plastic tanks, after a hard season of daily use, had actually worn through and dumped their contents into bilge.

What do you do when you are kilometers from shore ankle deep in gasoline with two hot 40hp Yamaha two strokes ticking over at idle? Drop the elephant trunks and hammer the throttles apparently
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What do you do when you are kilometers from shore ankle deep in gasoline with two hot 40hp Yamaha two strokes ticking over at idle? Drop the elephant trunks and hammer the throttles apparently
I remember one of the IOM Ribnet cruises - maybe 2008? One of the English RIBs had a fuel tank failure on the way home - 200L of petrol in the bilges (presumably being pumped out with an electric water pump!)

Petrol/gas is bad juju when the heat is on.

I've seen fuel cans wear down on no-slip decks, it's like sandpaper.

Fire is one of the few scenarios that would see me launch my raft - it's just ahead of bilge-zombie attack and behind full sinking of the mother craft. I dread it and I've been too close to too many fires over the decades.
Poly is bang on with the Mayday and raft deploy. If I had one solid crew and a fire, I would order them to call the MAYDAY and prepare the raft. I would fight the fire and chivvy the PAX. Alone, it would be a flipflop mentality (fight/flight) that might not be the most effective. I know, I've been there before, ashore.
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I've seen fuel cans wear down on no-slip decks, it's like sandpaper.
would Bars irn-bru bottles be harder wearing than PET lemonade ones?
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would Bars irn-bru bottles be harder wearing than PET lemonade ones?
Just don't use Aldi sparkling springwater bottles...
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would Bars irn-bru bottles be harder wearing than PET lemonade ones?
Damned if I know, but would a true Irn-bru* drinker reeely care?




* FYI, We have our own take on it here, twice the E numbers and sugar!

http://football-special.com/other-products/
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Thereís fruit in that - sneaky bastards.
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There’s fruit in that - sneaky bastards.
I suspect we can Lie better than the Scots.

"Smooth Banana, hand gathered plantations nestling in the Hills of Donegal. The perfect climate, light showers of rain and the glittering sunshine. How could a banana not grow in Donegal?"
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[QUOTE=lakelandterrier;821693]Agree.



I wonder what was the cause of the fire, and why an extinguisher or 2 couldn't put it out.



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Electrical fault developed on new Honda engine. First trip out on older 7.4m canopy Redbay. They were diving. Allegedly.
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I suspect we can Lie better than the Scots.

"Smooth Banana, hand gathered plantations nestling in the Hills of Donegal. The perfect climate, light showers of rain and the glittering sunshine. How could a banana not grow in Donegal?"
Just visited Ribnet on the laptop for the first time in a while & saw your signature It's definitely in your head
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Electrical fault developed on new Honda engine. First trip out on older 7.4m canopy Redbay. They were diving. Allegedly.
I've certainly heard of a brand new engine brewing up before.

If they weren't diving - what might they have been at? Galway Bay isn't your typical drugs transhipment location. Filtching scallops, beautiful blues?

I hate not knowing a naughty Redbay story
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I remember one of the IOM Ribnet cruises - maybe 2008? One of the English RIBs had a fuel tank failure on the way home - 200L of petrol in the bilges (presumably being pumped out with an electric water pump!)

Petrol/gas is bad juju when the heat is on.

I've seen fuel cans wear down on no-slip decks, it's like sandpaper.

Fire is one of the few scenarios that would see me launch my raft - it's just ahead of bilge-zombie attack and behind full sinking of the mother craft. I dread it and I've been too close to too many fires over the decades.
Poly is bang on with the Mayday and raft deploy. If I had one solid crew and a fire, I would order them to call the MAYDAY and prepare the raft. I would fight the fire and chivvy the PAX. Alone, it would be a flipflop mentality (fight/flight) that might not be the most effective. I know, I've been there before, ashore.
Yes this boat had a molded in diamond pattern non skid floor, same as the decks on a sailboat. I have the same boat now and the floor is very abrasive. There are 4 smooth "depressions" in the floor where you can strap down standard portable tanks, but it was the extra ones he put on the non slip that wore through.
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