RAF save tug crew, Fleet stands by

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  1. That, or they were just celebrating Costa Concordia Day.
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  2. Insurance job.
  3. That article says the both Navy ships "sent sailors across in their sea boats, with one team boarding the tug to pump water and the other tasked with finding the gash in the Christos XXII"

    Good to see the Senior Service have their priorities right!
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  4. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

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  5. Bloody good effort, especially in the knowledge that, depending on the success of their efforts, the ship surrounding them could capsize and plunge to the seabed at any moment, taking them with it.
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  6. They missed an opportunity by not warding off the salvage vessels. That's two ships that they could have added to the Fleet. Well, one and a bit.
  7. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Yet another example of why 'the dangers of the sea' come before 'the violence of the enemy' in the naval prayer.
  8. So this tug had absolutely no reserve buoyancy at all due to all of its watertight integrity being compromised?
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Not necessarily. But when the tower (SP?) is a ****-off ocean going tug and the towee (SP?) is an empty barge with no motive power, questions must be asked. Like was the tower (SP?) on drugs? Or has the ex Captain of HMS Astute got a new job?

    Thankfully for the reputation of British naval power it did not happen anywhere 100 miles past Dorset.
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  10. Sank: [​IMG]

    Nearly sank:


    Not very big ships, were they.
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