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Capsized!

By Val Prowse
Following the recent storms a French fishing vessel capsized and sank next to her berth after seeking shelter in Dartmouth harbour. No-one was hurt and efforts are still being made to raise her.

Tags: Photo journalism Harbour Dart Dartmouth Fishing vessel Capsize

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Leo 20 48 9 England
3 Aug 2016 11:05AM
It looks almost as if someone had pushed it over...I expect it's raised now and away? It's a very detailed photoSmile
3 Aug 2016 2:38PM
It took a long time to right her and she needed to be completely re-fitted. The crew lost their jobs during that time. Thanks for comment.

Val
Leo 20 48 9 England
3 Aug 2016 2:46PM
The vessel itself looks virtually new, was the cause ever established Val? Just put down to the power of the storm alone? The authorites must have acted quickly to put that boom in place to retain any fuel spillage!

Leo
3 Aug 2016 4:21PM
She entered the harbour to get out of the storm but the crew was warned by the Harbour Master that she would hit the bottom at low tide and she did, promptly turning on her side filling with water at each high tide. Her moorings were not secure enough to hold her, she weighed 230 tonnes. She was only built last year. It made front page news I can tell you!

Val
Leo 20 48 9 England
3 Aug 2016 4:34PM
Such a shame, it must have been a difficult decision for the Master, a catch 22 situation which went the wrong way apparently!

Leo

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