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Christmas in South Shields #15

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 26 December 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sounds like someone had a Christmas to remember here . . and 'drunk in charge of a sea vessel' is going to take some forgetting for sure.

26 Dec 2013 6:35am

Florence from Paris, France

I find always very sad for a boat to be dismantled ! After having travelled for many many years on the seas, what a pity !

26 Dec 2013 8:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo 5****

26 Dec 2013 8:10am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great shot. Luckily they didn't hit something while on the deeper waters...

26 Dec 2013 8:20am

Toscana from Baden, France

The end of a boat .... a sad idea.
Have a nice day, Catherine.

26 Dec 2013 9:22am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Drinking and boating don't mix:)

26 Dec 2013 10:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Drinking and ending in the drink. Still I guess if you are going to sink a boat it's not such a bad place to do it. Nicely documented Curly.

26 Dec 2013 10:28am

omid from mashhad, Iran

It's an amazing shot
with beautiful composition & colors!

26 Dec 2013 11:00am

Devi from Chennai, India

Ah!! Getting drunk...had to pay the price!!!

26 Dec 2013 11:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Unlucky Christmas for them...

26 Dec 2013 11:53am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Mmmm, can't blame the weather for this mishap then! I love the composition - great photo. I hope you had a lovely Christmas :)

26 Dec 2013 12:03pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe composition.

26 Dec 2013 2:23pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Good shot of this work in progress, but not good news for the crew member.

26 Dec 2013 2:46pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good shot.

26 Dec 2013 4:48pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Unlucky for them work, can not celebrate Happy Holiday, Feel sorry for them...:((

26 Dec 2013 4:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A sad tale, but a great capture of the rescue

26 Dec 2013 7:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It would be hard enough to handle a vessel this big sober, I would guess. Maybe, the crewman should be separated from his bottle.

26 Dec 2013 8:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Sounds like someone was doing a little too much celebrating and spreading good cheer! I hope that they get the boat pulled out of the sand.

27 Dec 2013 12:38am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce duo

27 Dec 2013 8:55am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Not such a good day for the drunken sailor.

27 Dec 2013 10:11am

1/250 second
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