My brother just sent me these, from a reliable source - a friend of his who works in N Sea exploration and has lot of mates/contacts in that business. So they're not photshopped, i believe. Apparently these were taken from the Beryl Alpha stand-by vessel this week. The guy said Northern North Sea Platforms were recording waves in excess of 17.5m yesterday. Serious stuff. (When I said in the other thread (sq78 build) I wanted rough conditions in the N Sea tomorrow I didn't quite mean this. Careful what you wish for).
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16-02-11, 12:33 #1
North Sea: pics of huge seas this week
16-02-11, 12:40 #2Registered User
Location : Worcestershire/Pembrokeshire
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Oh Sh**...... noticed that the Saturday afternoon sailing of the 'Isle of Innishmore' (Pembroke - Rosslare) had been cancelled due to bad weather, wind was howling well on Saturday night.
16-02-11, 12:46 #3
Sweet fecking jaysus.
I know fisherman are renowned for having their dayshapes welded to the mast but you'd think they would take the trouble not to indicate that they are trawling when there's no sign of any trawling going on.
16-02-11, 12:47 #4Registered User
Location : Northern Ireland
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I know it would be a nightmare situation but do you think that 78/70 could survive in those seas? Or any 80 foot pleasure boat for that matter?
16-02-11, 12:54 #5
Also you can lose the boat through a window failure (remember the superyacht Nadine that went down off Sardinia, over 10 years ago? It could have survived but the hard tender came loose and smashed thru the saloon windows, causing the seas to come in and the boat to sink)
So that's a "no" I suppose!
Remember also, as has been said on here many times, the sea looks better in pictures than in real life. So the reality of that must have been hell
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16-02-11, 12:56 #6
WOW!! I'm going to show these to SWMBO to stop her moaning when the run to Cowes gets a little choppy!!
16-02-11, 13:08 #7
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16-02-11, 13:15 #9
Thanks for that JFM, I was just sitting in the office wishing I was out on the boat as the sun is shining, but suddenly it doesn't seem so bad being here for some reason.
Good photos by the way.'I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! My life is my own!'
16-02-11, 13:18 #10
That doesn't look a lot of fun!!!!!!!
I don't think it want to put ANY boat to the test in that... sod the academic arguments... it makes shiver just thinking about it.