771 NAS Rescue MSC NAPOLI's Ship's Company (18/1/07)

Seadog

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Twenty-six crew have been rescued from a damaged British container ship in the English Channel 50 miles (80km) off the Lizard in Cornwall.
The crew of the MSC Napoli abandoned ship after it got into difficulties. No-one suffered any major injuries.

The 62,000-tonne vessel took in water through a hole in its side as it made its way through the Channel.

Two helicopters from RNAS Culdrose airlifted all the crew in the French co-ordinated rescue.

This article doesn't mention 771 but it was obvious from the BBC Six O'Clock News. Looked like a hairy business, hats off.
 

chieftiff

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Pilots and mad aircrew diver certainly earned their pay today!!!! Idiot on Sky tried to convince us it was a Coastguard Helicopter, needless to say it wasn't.
 

onions

GCM
Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

BBC said they landed at RAF Culddrose! But at least they got the Squadron right when they interviewed the CO of 771. BZ lads.

Semper Strenuissima.
 

noemis

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Blimey!!! The beeb actually covered this before Big Brother!!

Can't quite believe it!!

BZ lads!!
 

stumpy

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

chieftiff said:
Pilots and mad aircrew diver certainly earned their pay today!!!! Idiot on Sky tried to convince us it was a Coastguard Helicopter, needless to say it wasn't.

BBC were better tonight as their presenter was standing right next to the cab, nicely framing the "Royal Navy" logo. He even talked about RN SAR Divers.

Great rescue in the finest traditions of the service.
 
Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Excellent work Navy!!

Interview of the diver typical hero very modest and it was his day off!!

Typical of today British registered and foreign crew. Except for the Scots lad.
 

2badge_mango

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Bravo Zulu to all our lads involved. (Negative perspiration - just did it!)
Glad to see/hear that all references to the rescue team on BBC were accentuated as ROYAL Navy. Perhaps they have taken note of my bleat to them about not using the full title! (some hopes).

2BM
 

Seadog

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Sky managed an interview with the CO of 771 NAS with what looked like the crews of the two SAR cabs lined up. Must have seen chieftiff's post above.

Good point the BBC made about the SAR divers. We want the BBC (and all media) on our side.

2BM wrote
Bravo Zulu to all our lads involved.

You know it was all 'lads' involved 2BM or do you just not congratulate women?
 
Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

Seadog said:
Sky managed an interview with the CO of 771 NAS with what looked like the crews of the two SAR cabs lined up. Must have seen chieftiff's post above.

Good point the BBC made about the SAR divers. We want the BBC (and all media) on our side.

2BM wrote
Bravo Zulu to all our lads involved.

You know it was all 'lads' involved 2BM or do you just not congratulate women?

I am sure his 'lads' was not gender specific

Well done though, but of course that is what we expect.
 

safewalrus

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Re: 771 NAS Rescue Ship's Company in Channel (18/1/07)

'Lads' I thought the English language no longer contained masculine or feminine - well the great unwashed refere to everybody as 'guys' .......weird

Well done to all the 'lads' (and cos I'm an 'awld bugger' who don't understand these things - 'lasses' too) of the team - no matter which part!

Looks like the crew panicked and abandoned ship too soon, made the job harder! After all your ship is your best life boat!
 

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