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#1 Barry McCrindle

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:26 AM

http://news.bbc.co.u...all/7721323.stm
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

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Hi Barry

Press release from the MCA gives further details:

Press Notice No: Duty 1
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Posted 08:02 GMT

SERIOUSLY INJURED SPANISH FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL IN CORNWALL

At 2330 Monday evening Falmouth Coastguard received a request from their colleagues in Madrid to coordinate the urgent evacuation of a seriously injured Spanish fisherman 147 nautical miles south west of the Isles of Scilly.

A Royal Navy rescue helicopter from 771 Squadron RNAS Culdrose was scrambled, with safety cover provided by an RAF Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft from RAF Kinloss in Scotland.

The 44 year old crewman had suffered a severe abdominal injury when he was struck by a cable when a shackle broke. He was winched from the fishing vessel Pescaberbes Tres in westerly gale force winds at 0400 Tuesday morning. Unfortunately the casualty suffered a cardiac arrest while in the helicopter and despite significant Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation by the crew, the man died before arriving at Treliske hospital in Cornwall.

Andy Cattrell, Watch Manager at Falmouth Coastguard says,

This incident was carried out with the cooperation of our colleagues at MRCC Madrid who provided communications support due to language difficulties, the team at RAF Kinloss and of course the crew of the Nimrod aircraft and the rescue helicopter of 771 Squadron who carried out the rescue in very difficult weather conditions. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, this incident did not have the outcome we would have liked.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:14 PM

so easily done especially in this weeks conditions, the name of the boat is very familiar, i think i'd be right in saying she was eescorted into CN some years ago and fined over 40,000 by the late A.I.B Stewart who was hon. sheriff on the day, AIB was always a good friend to the clyde fishermen like his father before him and his sons after him. his father's gravestone was paid for by the grateful fishermen of tarbert, his son patrick tho retired from practice is still involved with the CFA and johnny is cox of the local lifeboat.
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

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so easily done especially in this weeks conditions, the name of the boat is very familiar, i think i'd be right in saying she was eescorted into CN some years ago and fined over 40,000 by the late A.I.B Stewart who was hon. sheriff on the day, AIB was always a good friend to the clyde fishermen like his father before him and his sons after him. his father's gravestone was paid for by the grateful fishermen of tarbert, his son patrick tho retired from practice is still involved with the CFA and johnny is cox of the local lifeboat.

Photograph of the Spanish Boat can be seen @ http://www.shipspott....php?lid=412163

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:25 PM

different boat, i'm taking it that tres means three, so maybe the same company or family, the one i'm on about looked more like the one john buchan had a run in with, that kind of style.
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:40 PM

Yep thats the ship but i have uploaded a much better photo.
Weather was bad but much mor ein the channel than where she was working. Anyway they were on their last shots to came back home. Just the luck took the live of this guy and suppose (but i dont know) that hellicopter because of bad weather in the channel took too long (4 hours). Our crewmember was still speaking when went on board of the hellicopter but still today captain and crew dosnt know clearly how was the accident. This sailor was not in the manuvery but in the other side and well protected against any broke on the trawl or anything. Seemed that one piece came from somewhere very fast and traspassed him. We will pray for him tomorrow since was not since today when authorities allowed us to get him back from Uk. May god pray for him and his family which is all working on sea. Last payment day i was smokeing a cigarrete with him out of the office and he was moaning about the bad behaviour of one of his childs. 4 years working with us and more than 15 of experience on sea but bad luck is always a component and this case was all about luck.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:46 PM

By the way you are comenting about some fines and so, yes i suppose this ship was fined any time and the others from the same shipowners. Also they hade other ships called simillar but older which were working before and suppose they were fined in the "hunt" when the box closures.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:02 PM

Old saying here Armada, "There but for the grace of God go I" ,
accidents happen, however there can be nothing worse in life when children are left to mourn.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:00 PM

Thats it mate.
Family is very worried about this as do we. Now the only thing we can do is try to make the payment to the wive faster by the insurance but seems that that will take long due to investigation of the brit governement in the accident they say it cna take a year! Dont know we will see what happens.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

From the BBC News Site @ http://news.bbc.co.u...all/8411870.stm

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Rescue winchman gets royal award

A search and rescue winchman from Cornwall has been presented with a Queen's Gallantry Award at Buckingham Palace.

Chief Petty Officer Dave Rigg from 771 squadron at RNAS Culdrose was given the award by HRH The Princess Royal for his part in a dramatic rescue in 2008.

The crew was scrambled when a Spanish fisherman was fatally injured on a boat 150 miles off the Isles of Scilly.

They battled with gale force winds and rough seas to reach and winch the man.

High winds

The crew of Rescue 193 was scrambled by Falmouth Coastguard just before midnight on 10 November 2008.

The fisherman had severe abdominal lacerations. He was injured when a high tension cable snapped and ripped into his stomach.

The vessel, "Pesca Verdes Tres", was 150 nautical miles south west of the Isles of Scilly in a westerly gale force 8 wind and rough seas.

The fishing boat was pitching by about 45ft (14m) in the heavy south-westerly swell. It took 30 minutes and several attempts to land CPO Rigg on the deck.

The boat was so far off land that the helicopter crew risked running out of fuel before they made it back to base.

CPO Rigg said: "I think by the time I'd got on board, assessed the casualty, packaged him up, got him to the upper deck and then got him clear of the boat we had about ten minutes left before the aircraft would have to turn around and disappear."

The fisherman was given CPR four times on the way to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, but died from his injuries before Rescue 193 made it back to land.

In October 2009 the whole crew received the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award for displaying "outstanding courage and devotion to duty".

It was presented by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN).

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.u...all/8411870.stm

Published: 2009/12/14 12:23:39 GMT

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:05 AM

The Capt. Was called to assist to this event buf of course ship on duty.
This year we havent had any so fatal accident but wen weather is bad things can go wrong.
Ive seen the video of the rescue. very rought seas and very difficult and dangerous for everyone.
Two weeks  a friend of mine went on comma. He went to senegal to arrange to get live shellfish and a parolling craft run into their boat killing one and makeing him go to comma.
But we keep on working unfortunately as many of you we are used to disasters, rought seas and stupid quotas.

Best of m y regards to everyone. Im not pretty active in the forum because things are going bad here and we try to carry on with the work many many hours a day and when going home i want to disconnect a littlebit.
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