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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Channel Sailor View Post
    Meanwhile, at the eastern end of the Solent (a few miles south of Southsea seafront).... what is going on there I wonder. RNLI been on station there for maybe 12 hours or more. A fishing boat milling about next to it, nets stuck, caught an old bomb, anchored offshore with an old bomb in nets maybe, aground or half sunk maybe. Maybe hit the submarine barrier and then stopped nearby, not sure. Looks very puzzling on AIS. What ever it is I hope it is not a MOB or something similar/serious.
    https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/1...-called-scene/

  2. #72
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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    That reports partly correct, she wasnt laying cables she is one of the guard boats for the vessel that is laying cables for the IFA2 interconnector. Engine failed and ended up on the submarine barrier, holing her.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Back in the West, (what an exciting place the Solent is) the flotation crew appear to have abandoned, possibly due to the tide and it still doesn't look like a Sunsail 40, puzzling indeed

    sink2.jpg
    Last edited by Lightwave395; 13-11-19 at 14:14.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightwave395 View Post
    Back in the West, (what an exciting place the Solent is) the flotation crew appear to have abandoned, possibly due to the tide and it still doesn't look like a Sunsail 40, puzzling indeed
    I'd guess that it's not the boom in your first picture (of today's operation), and that the other spreaders haven't yet made an appearance.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by anoccasionalyachtsman View Post
    I'd guess that it's not the boom in your first picture (of today's operation), and that the other spreaders haven't yet made an appearance.
    Bingo. There is no main on that "boom".
    You never know, I might be right!

  7. #77
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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by anoccasionalyachtsman View Post
    I'd guess that it's not the boom in your first picture (of today's operation), and that the other spreaders haven't yet made an appearance.
    Think you're right there, don't know what the 'boom like' thing was, maybe something to do with the barge gear ?

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by XDC View Post
    Thanks for that, most helpful, must have missed that in my first post

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightwave395 View Post
    Thanks for that, most helpful, must have missed that in my first post
    Forumites with a long memory might recall that once upon a time I used to drive Sunsail boats. Perhaps I still know people who work there.... Who knows....

    Perhaps on that basis it might be worth considering what I have, and have not, corrected on this thread.
    You never know, I might be right!

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightwave395 View Post
    Thanks for that, most helpful, must have missed that in my first post
    And here
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