Saturday, 12 April 2008

Riverdance

The freight ferry MV Riverdance ran aground at Cleveleys Beach, north of Blackpool, on the evening of January 31st. The ship had developed a list of 40 degrees on passage from Warrenpoint to Heysham and drifted ashore. Winterstorms prevented her salvage, and after a particularly severe one on March 12th, the vessel was further damaged. At the moment, the ship lies on the beach with a list of more than 100 degrees, with more than 4 metres (up to 15 feet) of its superstructure under the sand.

It has been decided to cut up the ship on site and recycle the resulting scrap. Further details on the Coastguard website.

Image below, dated 18 February, courtesy wainwrights-wandering.co.uk


6 comments:

  1. Now that's a sad sight.  A ship on it's side.  I hope all the crew got out safely and there's no oil being discharged into the sea.   What a shame....Linda in WA

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  2. What an interesting sight to see!

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  3. How very sad!!

    Joann

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  4. WOW what a sight! That would really be something to see that in person.
    Pam

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  5. Striking photo but scarey.  And I am not comfortable in water!  Gerry

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  6. princesssaurora15 April 2008 at 04:32

    Well, you don't see that everyday!

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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