WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,017,158
Topics74,991
Members12,975
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs61
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
48 registered members (alan128, 9 invisible), 842 guests, and366 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
366 Tyres
New General Forums
European Elections Poll
by granny. 14th May 2019 12:08am
granny
by venice. 8th May 2019 10:49pm
Help building a model hydroplane?
by gerrymoore. 6th May 2019 8:03am
The Future is 5G
by granny. 5th May 2019 10:17pm
New Wirral History
Galloway Arms/Park Hotel 183-185 Beckwith Street
by diggingdeeper. 17th May 2019 11:29pm
Evacuees
by Bandurra. 12th May 2019 10:36pm
Birkenhead
by Excoriator. 30th Apr 2019 10:54am
Nightclub fire
by locomotive. 28th Apr 2019 8:28pm
Pictures of the 3 story houses in Brook Street
by GHAND. 24th Feb 2019 12:02am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
No more bridge, never be the same
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by eggandchips. 21st May 2019 4:30pm
Tyres
by Greenwood. 21st May 2019 1:49pm
CYCLE RACE OVERSHADOWED BY FLOOD
by pacef8. 21st May 2019 8:57am
Arrowe Park
by joney. 21st May 2019 8:56am
Climate Change
by svenlock68. 21st May 2019 7:30am
Tommy Robinson
by fish5133. 21st May 2019 1:24am
Body found in Central Park lake
by granny. 20th May 2019 9:17pm
Local sites for selling items on
by Dilly. 20th May 2019 8:00pm
bike for sale 2
by locomotive. 19th May 2019 8:41pm
May
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Not Wirral but Hatfield House , Herts
by fish5133. 8th May 2019 11:57pm
Death Cafe comes to Wirral
by diggingdeeper. 7th May 2019 3:45pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
HMS Argyll Sea Rescue #1066198
11th Mar 2019 11:57pm
11th Mar 2019 11:57pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral


A bit different from the usual topics and I don't think this has been on the news. Quite dramatic footage .

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-a...46drHN7scFFWKBmcyzou_VpCN1-cKfdCSORfX9f8


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Google Ads
Re: HMS Argyll Sea Rescue [Re: granny] #1066199
12th Mar 2019 8:09am
12th Mar 2019 8:09am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,590
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,590
Wirral
Must have been terrifying in the dark like that especially.

Re: HMS Argyll Sea Rescue [Re: granny] #1066208
12th Mar 2019 8:32pm
12th Mar 2019 8:32pm
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1
Wirral
C
Clankie Offline
Clankie  Offline
C
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1
Wirral
The RN (& RFA) train hard and long for just this sort of eventuality. Bravo Zulu to all those involved.

Re: HMS Argyll Sea Rescue [Re: granny] #1066210
12th Mar 2019 9:50pm
12th Mar 2019 9:50pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral


She sank this afternoon..



French authorities have praised the efforts of HMS Argyll’s sailors for saving everyone aboard a blazing container ship.

All 27 crew of the Grande America were rescued from the merchant ship’s lifeboat in heavy seas off Brest in the small hours of yesterday morning.

The merchant crew, bound for Casablanca, were unable to halt the spread of fire which broke out in a container and were forced to abandon ship - only for their lifeboat to be damaged upon launch.

Returning from a nine-month Far East deployment, Argyll’s sailors and Royal Marines spent several hours on scene hauling the Grande America’s crew on board, before handing them over to the French for medical assistance and repatriation.

Although Argyll carried out the rescue of the 27 crew from the cargo ship, the French Navy co-ordinated the operation – and remained on the scene while salvage efforts were attempted.

“I would like to express to you our deep and warm thanks for the heavy help provided by the Royal Navy,” said Rear Admiral Arnaud Provost-Fleury.

“HMS Argyll did a tremendous job to recover so quickly in rough sea the crew who evacuated from MV Grande America, burning in the middle of Biscay.

“Once again, your close support and the so smooth and so fruitful cooperation with one of your warships and between both the French and British Maritime Operation Centres, were capstones of a perfect success to save 27 lives.

“I would like to ensure you of our deep and sincere gratitude.”

Argyll is now riding out Storm Gareth in Falmouth Bay before returning to Devonport on Friday, where 900 family members and friends are expected to greet her.

The Grande America continued to burn through most of yesterday and today and her list worsened.

The Italian-registered vessel sank this afternoon around 200 miles off the French coast

Attached Files 54356052_10156048679135404_620659788300156928_n.jpg

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: HMS Argyll Sea Rescue [Re: granny] #1066245
13th Mar 2019 7:28pm
13th Mar 2019 7:28pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,590
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,590
Wirral
Thank goodness everyone got off. Sounds like those involved in the rescue worked well together. Wonder what happens to the containers that have gone down to the depths, Was it said what they contained ?

Re: HMS Argyll Sea Rescue [Re: granny] #1066252
13th Mar 2019 11:05pm
13th Mar 2019 11:05pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,334
Wirral


Not mentioned as far as I know, Venice, but they should have been well insured.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
CYCLE RACE OVERSHADOWED BY FLOOD
by thesilentenigma. 20th May 2019 7:06pm
Body found in Central Park lake
by daveybm. 20th May 2019 9:49am
Galloway Arms/Park Hotel 183-185 Beckwith Street
by diggingdeeper. 17th May 2019 11:29pm
Tyres
by Pete_M. 17th May 2019 7:34am
Local sites for selling items on
by granny. 15th May 2019 7:20pm
For Sale & Free
Bultaco Motocross or trial bikes or parts
by Bultaco. 18th May 2019 12:11pm
Free custom Bike
by gerry1. 7th May 2019 6:07pm
BLACK & WHITE TV WANTED
by _Ste_. 7th May 2019 1:42pm
bike for sale 2
by locomotive. 4th May 2019 8:05pm
Bike for sale
by locomotive. 4th May 2019 7:59pm
Member Spotlight
eggandchips
eggandchips
wallasey
Posts: 2,593
Joined: November 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Sue63, Bigrobc, OnceinWirral, Denny58, alexw
12975 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Local sites for selling items on
by granny. 15th May 2019 7:20pm
Not Wirral but Hatfield House , Herts
by fish5133. 5th May 2019 8:02pm
TV prob
by lincle. 1st May 2019 6:12pm
Death Cafe comes to Wirral
by martinharris. 1st May 2019 6:09pm
Caravan boiler
by rossie. 1st May 2019 12:21pm
News : New Topics
CYCLE RACE OVERSHADOWED BY FLOOD
by thesilentenigma. 20th May 2019 7:06pm
Body found in Central Park lake
by daveybm. 20th May 2019 9:49am
Doris Day died
by cools. 13th May 2019 3:14pm
Tommy Robinson
by diggingdeeper. 8th May 2019 11:34pm
Local Elections 2019
by diggingdeeper. 3rd May 2019 1:15am
New Enthusiast Forums
Tyres
by Pete_M. 17th May 2019 7:34am
cctv
by uptonbaz. 14th Apr 2019 2:40pm
Get your cat neutered.
by venice. 14th Apr 2019 10:50am
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by robbo_theman. 23rd Sep 2008 8:58pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 5:01am
Sunset Tue 9:15pm
Local Time Tue 6:54pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1