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  1. #1
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    Default Wise Words on the rocks

    If you were out in the Western Solent yesterday afternoon, you would have heard the response to a Mayday from Wise Words, a Fairline 48 with 10 people aboard that the coast guard was saying had hit rocks and was taking on water off Alum Bay.

    The coastguard and RNLI response was swift and professional as always but it was all very frightening to listen to.

    Wise Words was keep afloat and towed into Lymington Yacht Haven. I saw her there in the hoist slings at around 2000. The lifeboat crew still seemed to be pumping water out.

    I do hope nobody was hurt or ended up in the water. Sad that such a beautiful boat has been damaged. It must have been a terrible shock for all concerned and a lesson to all of us.
    Last edited by Mikehp0; 02-09-19 at 20:31.

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    Important thing is that everyone was OK.

    Got any pics of the boat in the slings?

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    No photos - that would have been taking advantage of someone else’s mysery. I think this may be the boat in question - https://macyachtcharter.co.uk/ - this suggests it is a charter boat.

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikehp0 View Post
    No photos - that would have been taking advantage of someone else’s mysery. I think this may be the boat in question - https://macyachtcharter.co.uk/ - this suggests it is a charter boat.
    I don't think it's taking advantage unless you're trying to sell the photos. And it's not like anyone has died or by the sounds of it the boat sank.

    Often, these pictures can be quite revealing....

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    About 19.30 as I headed home I saw her with Yarms lifeboat in an alongside tow heading into Lymington.

    Seems to be a weekly event at the moment, at least 2 motor boats hit the Island last weekend, one on Bembridge Ledge and one other at the Needles.

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    I went out on Wise Words at the boat show last year when it was chartered for the platinum experience boat.

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by burgundyben View Post
    About 19.30 as I headed home I saw her with Yarms lifeboat in an alongside tow heading into Lymington.

    Seems to be a weekly event at the moment, at least 2 motor boats hit the Island last weekend, one on Bembridge Ledge and one other at the Needles.
    personally I think its about time the island moved further south, there is one common denominator with all these events, the island. A simple move south by say 2 miles would give everyone another few minutes to see it therefore allowing more time to plan for avoidance.

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    It just needs the edges tidied up a bit

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    What do you mean by the island ,how can you move it .

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    Default Re: Wise Words on the rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    What do you mean by the island ,how can you move it .
    Iím being facetious

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