aka : Salvaging the Grenaa Star
One small group of fishermen won't have had a good Christmas time experience when they visited South Shields a few days ago. The Hartlepool registered trawler the Grenaa Star was sailed into the south pier and suffered heavy damage to her bow. She sank in the shallow waters of the harbour on a low tide and settled on the sands close to the Herd Groyne.
This picture shows the salvage operation underway as the Port of Tyne's "Clearwater" and "Sir Bobby Robson" attached flotation tanks to the inside and outside of her hull. She was later towed up river to Tyne Dock for possible dismantling.
One of her crew was due to face the magistrates for being drunk in charge of a sea vessel.
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