Helicopter Ditces Off Shetland

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  1. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

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  2. I never knew you could get 18 ditches in one helicopter, every days a school day.
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  3. The Met office have an idea
    Weather forecast: Orkney & Shetland
    Day 1 to 2
    Day 3 to 5
    Day 6 to 15
    Day 16 to 30

    Mainly cloudy and misty with rain developing, some heavy
    This Evening and Tonight:

    Some brightness away from coasts at first, otherwise cloudy with areas of low cloud and mist. A few showers at first but showery rain spreading northwards and becoming heavy and persistent overnight. Winds easing over Orkney, staying fresh over Shetland. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

    Rain likely to affect Shetland for much of the day, heavy at times and staying breezy too. Becoming drier over Orkney with light winds and perhaps some late brightness. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

    Updated: 1625 on Fri 23 Aug 2013
  4. I can sprech 4 x languages but can't understand this:

    METAR: EGPB 231850Z 14018KT 3400 BR BKN003 15/14 Q1013 TEMPO 5000


  5. Sounds like it could be a bad one. Hope they are all ok.
  6. METAR: Meteorological Airfield Report
    EGPB Sumburgh
    231850Z Issued on the 23rd at 1850Z
    14018KT Wind from 140 degrees true at 18 knots
    3400 visibilty 3400 metres
    BR in mist
    BKN003 cloud broken at 300ft
    15/14 temperature 15 Celsius with a dew point (pretty close to being fog) of 14 degress Celsius
    Q1013 sea level air pressure of 1013 millibars
    TEMPO temporary change of conditions to...
    5000 metres
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  8. Hope all are safe, news reports only state 10 rescues at the moment.
  9. I think it's a typo. Should have been a 'b' and not a 'd'. It's obviously a New York pimp moving business to a less competitive area.
  10. SAR helo has picked up 9 and topped off in Lerwick.
    Seems to have been a Eurocopter Super Puma AS332 L2

    Fingers crossed for the other 9.
  11. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    The Grauniad is reporting that the chopper is a Super Puma operated by CHC.
  12. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Of the 9 brought back so far, one is a stretcher case, the remaining 8 walked off the rescue flight.
  13. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    BBC are now reporting that 15 people have been recovered and that 3 remain unaccounted for.
  14. Northlink car-ferries HJALTLAND & HELLIAR are on scene sailing search squares off Ladys Holm Island to the west of Sumburgh Airport. RNLI Lifeboat 17-10 is searching the bay off Virkie whilst SAR Helo 2161 has returned from Lerwick on a heading 246º @ 59kts.