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<font color='#333399'>Any YD'ers involved in this one?

copied from Seahouses Lifeboat web site.

DIVE BOAT SUFFERS ENGINE FAILURE OFF THE PINNACLES, AT FARNE ISLANDS.
Date: Sunday 04/05/03 Callout time: 3.03pm Launch time: 3.12pm
Wind speed: 3/4 Wind direction: S Sea state: 2m Swells
Weather: Clear Visibility: Cloudy/Bright Casualty: Broken down Dive RIB.
Recovery Time: 4.15pm Coastguard Incident No: H.215
Location: ½ Mile west of the Pinnacles, Farne Islands.
Crew: All Weather Lifeboat : Michael Douglas(Cox'n), John Hanvey(Mech), Eric Stanwix, Zeddy Annison, Ian Fisher, Stuart Patterson, Edward Fordy.
Launchers: Scott Priestley (Tractor), Sandy Straughan (Landrover), Ian Malone, Ian Clayton, John Hanvey(snr).
Details: At 3.03pm on Sunday, 4th May 2003, Humber Coastguard received a call from the 7 ½ metre Dive Boat (RIB) "Deep Blue", which was ½ mile west of the Pinnacles, at the Farne Islands. It had 11 divers aboard, and had suffered mechanical failure. They requested assistance, but were not in immediate danger although the sea was rough in places with a very fresh breeze. The Coastguard requested an immediate launch of the Seahouses all weather Lifeboat "Grace Darling", to proceed to the vessel's assistance. The Lifeboat launched at 3.12pm, and was alongside the casualty at 3.28pm. 9 persons from the dive boat were taken aboard the lifeboat, which then took the RIB in tow back to Seahouses where they were landed safely, and met by local Coastguard personnel. None of the casualties required medical assistance, and the vessel was safely recovered from the water for repairs.
"Deep Blue" is a diving RIB operated by the Dive Centre at North Shields, and its crew of 11 divers had been diving at the Farne Islands, prior to suffering engine failure.
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<font color='#0000FF'>Well that might explain the Sea King Stevie W and I saw there on Sunday - thought they were worried about us after surfacing a tad offshore...

Report to follow......
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Having been on a couple of ribs where the engine has gone caput, it can happen to anyone, but I thought their rib had twin engines, obviously not. Still no harm done, unlike a very serious incident a couple of years ago involving a couple of their trainees.

Say Drifty, didn't you like your diving swim-a-thon then ?


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This just in from Mark Robinson off D-net:

"Be warned if you are going to dive The Farnes from now until August.

There is no car parking at all on the pier at Seahouses. Contractors are strengthening the pier, the work will go on for the next 12 weeks.

Car Parking is a nightmare as there is now no parking at the harbour at all. "

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<font color='#0000FF'>Oh dear, folk will be forced to walk the whole 20 or 30 metres from the car park just outside the harbour, how will they cope...?


Parking seemed ok when we were there on sunday (post dive chip-shop stop, mmmmm....)
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