All hands on deck

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The Mekhanik Yartsev a Russian freighter got into difficulties off Portsmouth in the early hours of Boxing Day. The vessel is currently anchored off Hill Head and has developed a 20-degree list, it has power and is stable. There is a plan to move her to Southampton. Some of her cargo of wood has been lost overboard. Her crew of 13 have remained on board.

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At about 10:00hrs  this morning (28thDecember 2017) with a calm sea and the local RNLI lifeboat off her stern several tugs escorted the Mekhanik Yartsev out of the Solent into Southampton Water and into port.

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More shipping danger in the Solent. Visit by a click on my old post below

https://andyfinnegan.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/o-hear-us-when-we-cry-to-thee-for-those-in-peril-on-the-sea-support-the-life-boats/

 

 

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