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BBC News - Crew rescued from stricken tug off Devon coast
Thought I'd race MoD_RSS.
Being struck by the vessel you're towing in the circumstances described takes a special breed of stupidity.
That, or they were just celebrating Costa Concordia Day.
Royal Navy Saves Sinking Tug In English Channel | Royal Navy
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!
You're being very rude. The Royal Navy sent half the fleet to the rescue
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.
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.
Yet another example of why 'the dangers of the sea' come before 'the violence of the enemy' in the naval prayer.
So this tug had absolutely no reserve buoyancy at all due to all of its watertight integrity being compromised?
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.
A further account with a slightly different emphasis: VIDEO and PICTURES: Stricken tug now 'stable' off Tor Bay, towed hulk sinks | This is Cornwall
Must have been something wrong with the Emsstrom given that it sank.
Not very big ships, were they.
"D'you hear there. Remedial ship recognition instruction will take place in the Junior Rates' Dining Hall at 2000 tonight."
Daily Telegraph: Eight crew members rescued from stricken tug
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The 1,716 gross registered ton MS Emsstrom (Ex-MS Frithjof)
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