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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,294 ✭✭✭LiamoSail


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Nice to see a bit of seafarer awareness this christmas


    What they fail to show in that ad is every other fecker onboard unable to so much as log on to Facebook because your man's slowed down the wifi that much by using Skype :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,777 ✭✭✭knucklehead6




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭V_Moth




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    This is a video released today of the rescue operation on the Jascon 4 where they found the cook alive after 3 days at 30 metres below the water, its amazing to see, the poor guy was sitting there in the dark for days!
    http://gcaptain.com/new-video-surfaces-of-amazing-jascon-4-rescue/


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭Jambo


    bladebrew wrote: »
    This is a video released today of the rescue operation on the Jascon 4 where they found the cook alive after 3 days at 30 metres below the water, its amazing to see, the poor guy was sitting there in the dark for days!
    http://gcaptain.com/new-video-surfaces-of-amazing-jascon-4-rescue/

    I must say I jumped when I seen the hand reaching out


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭murphym7


    bladebrew wrote: »
    This is a video released today of the rescue operation on the Jascon 4 where they found the cook alive after 3 days at 30 metres below the water, its amazing to see, the poor guy was sitting there in the dark for days!
    http://gcaptain.com/new-video-surfaces-of-amazing-jascon-4-rescue/

    >Whats your rank?
    <Cook.
    >They always survive!

    Classic.

    Amazing video and amazing story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭V_Moth


    Shell's Floating Liquidfied Natural Gas platform "Prelude" launched in South Korea:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25213845


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 202 ✭✭Aestivalis


    Probably a stupid question. But that cook they found, why did they just take him out into the water under such pressure without a suit?
    Or was the pressure inside the air bubble the same as the water? Seems kind of strange.
    But I know nothing about maritime so eh.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,195 ✭✭✭goldie fish


    Aestivalis wrote: »
    Probably a stupid question. But that cook they found, why did they just take him out into the water under such pressure without a suit?
    Or was the pressure inside the air bubble the same as the water? Seems kind of strange.
    But I know nothing about maritime so eh.

    They took him out of the sunken ship with just a helmet. They then took him to a diving bell, which maintained the same atmospheric pressure. This was brought to the surface, where he was transferred, with the rest of the divers to a decompression chamber, for a controlled depressurisation.

    It is true that because of the time he was at that depth, a sudden return to the surface would have killed him painfully.

    And the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 202 ✭✭Aestivalis


    I just presumed being at that depth alone, without any body protective gear on would kill you.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D


    Aestivalis wrote: »
    Probably a stupid question. But that cook they found, why did they just take him out into the water under such pressure without a suit?
    Or was the pressure inside the air bubble the same as the water? Seems kind of strange.

    Yes both are at the same pressure.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 202 ✭✭Aestivalis


    tricky D wrote: »
    Yes both are at the same pressure.

    Makes sense now. Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭Jambo


    Link to 3 Videos on gCaptain



    And some more here (in Greek)

    From the Greek website you can see she took some bashing of the quay wall on the way down


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    You never know who's skulking about out there.
    A fisherman has spoken of his shock after a close encounter with an unidentified submarine off the coast of Donegal.

    John Cunningham from Killybegs was out searching for fish on his boat the Aine when he noticed another vessel close-by on his radar.

    John went to investigate the identity of the boat.

    But as he did so he received a call on his radio.

    The call was from a man with an English accent who was warning him that they were in the area.

    Upon closer inspection John got an even bigger surprise when he realised the vessel was actually a submarine.

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    The fisherman managed to get a picture of the vessel which was located approximately 30 miles off the north west coast of Donegal.

    John said “It’s a long time since I have seen a submarine – perhaps going back as far as the nineties.

    “I’m not sure which country it was from or what it was doing as we didn’t want to get too close to it.

    “The man we spoke to was a lad with an English accent and he wanted to know where we would be trawling.

    “There could be more submarines out there but it could be the case that we simply don’t know they’re there.

    “We were just lucky to have come across it after it had surfaced.”

    In recent years there has been much speculation linking the sinking of fishing trawlers with submarine activity in the area.

    The Celtic League, an organisation which monitors submarine activity in British and Irish waters, said
    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/donegal-fisherman-close-encounter-unidentified-2940946


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    I better post here instead of weather forum, I was looking at tanker Galway fisher earlier off Baltimore, it was only making 2 knots or so heading west, it's now gone off the AIS, is this unusual for a ship not to be transmitting?, it's a very bad storm out so I'm not sure why they would switch it off? Or is the AIS not reliable?

    Edit:meant to post this in thread what's out there!
    Edit again, it's back again now!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 275 ✭✭ex_infantry


    bladebrew wrote: »
    I better post here instead of weather forum, I was looking at tanker Galway fisher earlier off Baltimore, it was only making 2 knots or so heading west, it's now gone off the AIS, is this unusual for a ship not to be transmitting?, it's a very bad storm out so I'm not sure why they would switch it off? Or is the AIS not reliable?

    Edit:meant to post this in thread what's out there!
    Edit again, it's back again now!
    i'd say it went to anchor in a sheltered spot


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    I would say it had a rough night it's only off Dingle now, most times I checked it it was only doing about 2 knots!


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭alphasully


    Deepsea Aberdeen, a Semi Submersible Drilling Rig sank Saturday in South Korea. The Rig is being built for Odfjell Drilling. the following is a link to the Gcaptain page on the sinking.

    http://gcaptain.com/odfjell-drilling-rig-sinks-dsme/


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Arson aboard the Newcastle - Amsterdam ferry

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/two-held-over-north-sea-ferry-blaze-1.1639789
    Two men have been arrested after a fire on board a ferry sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle.

    Two crew members and four passengers had to be winched off the North Sea ferry after they breathed in smoke when the blaze broke out in a cabin room 48 km (30 miles) from land around 11pm last night.

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray, a spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said

    Gert Jakobsen, a spokesman for ferry operator DFDS Seaways, said police are now in control of the King Seaways cruise ferry and speaking with passengers and crew about the incident.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭scotchy


    Anybody following this?

    Abuk Lion is contending with Gale Force 8 winds

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/freighter-calls-for-help-in-high-seas-off-co-cork-1.1639928

    I can see the Celtic Isle on marine traffic site but not the ship in trouble.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭scotchy


    Found it, it was further offshore then I thought.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 82,175 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    Wonder did cargo shift or what, seems to be under its own power. I was under the impression that Aughinish handled raw bauxite to make aluminium, my presumption would be the ship is empty?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭scotchy


    Only doing 1-2 knots in those conditions though, not sure if that is under its own power?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭roundymac


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    Celtic Isle appears to be on the way, I spotted her earlier on this morning. Cork Coast are reporting that she is drifting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭scotchy


    For anyone interested in following events

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/home?level0=100#


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    The independent has the story aswell online but it appears to have made up half the details:), saying its 30 miles off kinsale, looks double that at the moment, and the ship is 700 feet long when a simple check shows it 108 metres!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭scotchy


    ETA on the Celtic Isle is saying 21.09, that cant be right though. I'm guessing between 11 to midnight from watching it for the past hour.

    Looking at some of the weather sites it looks horrific out there.

    Edit

    ETA 3am according to RTE

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1229/495177-abuk-lion/

    Best of luck to everyone.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭alphasully


    Breaking news story on GCaptain, A Container ship the MSC Monterey is after developing a crack in her Hull. the following is a link to the article.

    http://gcaptain.com/msc-monterey-containership-sinking-canada/


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭alphasully


    Breaking news story on GCaptain, A Container ship, the MSC Monterey is after developing a crack in her Hull off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The following is a link to the article.

    http://gcaptain.com/msc-monterey-containership-sinking-canada/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭roundymac


    Under tow from Celtic Isle, LE Roisin standing by, pictures available on Naval Service f/b page.


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