Thursday, April 24, 2008

Humber Star

Humber StarSo this is the vessel that witnesses say hit Lady Jane.

That buckling on her starboard bow is most likely from Lady Jane.

I went down and took this picture yesterday evening.

While I was at the marina, I also spoke to one of the people who saw the accident.

He said the Humber Star side-swiped Lilagina, then hit Lady Jane's stern with an almighty crash.

That seems to fit with what I've seen.

He also confirmed that the Humber Star did not stop to check if there was anyone on either Lady Jane or Lilagina who may have been hurt, or that the vessels were ok as a result of the collision.

Aparently the only reason he did not report it to anyone is that he assumed that the Humber Star's master had reported the collision.

Going by the hungry horse look of the Humber Star's bow, I'd say that this is not the first scrape she has been in.

12 comments:

  1. Excellent !!!! "Banged to rights"
    as they say in London

    Regards ; Andrew

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  2. Good detective work.

    I've suddenly got the theory that, like dogs, boats may resemble their owners, because that certainly looks like a thuggish brute of a ship...

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  3. And has the master reported it yet?

    Not good. Good luck with that Tim.

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  4. Fred (WWR)1:11 AM

    Glad to see that you tracked the culprit down. Good work Sherlock.

    The scary thing is that the master has most likely done this before and will probably do it again until there is a real disaster. I would hope that a "hit and run", would get him some severe punishment, like loss of licence.

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  5. Hi Andrew

    Banged - ha ha.

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  6. Hi Meilssa

    Hmm, interesting theory.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  7. Hi Bowiechick

    I don't know if the master has reported it - I certainly have.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Fred

    It's in the authorities hands now, but I guess the machinery grinds pretty slowly.

    Who knows what will happen there.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  9. Might also be worth a look Tim, it seems that a vessel can be retained in port until investigated
    http://www.maib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resources/Final%20RIA%20b_.pdf

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  10. Hi Rob

    Interesting, it's out of my hands now though.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  11. Ah, Tim, so sorry to hear that! Amazing how people behave sometimes ~ good thing LJ is such a sturdy girl! And nice work on getting it tracked down ~ Jamie

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  12. Hi Jamie

    Thanks for that - it is amazing how people can be.

    You could not make this sort of thing up!

    Cheers

    Tim

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