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« on: October 08, 2017, 01:38:43 pm »


"A recovery operation is under way after a cargo vessel carrying broken glass ran aground off the Kent coast.
The 75-metre Islay Trader became stuck near Margate Harbour about 30m (98ft) from shore shortly after 03:00 BST.
A coastguard spokeswoman said the fuel tanks had not been damaged and the risk to the environment was "very low".
The six crew are still on board and are preparing for an attempt to refloat and tow the vessel to safety with the assistance of a tug from Medway.
The Islay Trader, which had been heading to Antwerp, in Belgium, is stuck just a few feet away from the life-size Antony Gormley cast iron sculpture, which becomes visible about three hours before low tide in front of the Turner Contemporary gallery."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-41543325
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 01:54:06 pm »

Refloated c1415L with assistance from Rochester tug CHRISTINE.

Strange one though.  ISLAY TRADER seems to have dragged her anchor north westerly, but then got the engine going and headed straight for the beach at 8kn.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 09:29:04 pm »

"Hanny" first mentioned this in the Faversham Ships thread but his/her message seems to have disappeared.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 08:38:05 am »

I must congratulate the crew on a very neat 'parking' job. A few feet either way would probably have resulted in damage to the bottom plating.
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