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Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:34:48 pm »

Flying Phantom tug reported sunk in River Clyde 6.30pm Wednesday, 19 dec.,`07. One crew member saved, three missing.
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 10:44:15 pm »

Oh what  great Tragedy even more so just before Christams our hearts must go out to the family's




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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 10:44:58 pm »

Hopefully the crew are found as it is FREEZING out there
I passed the area about the time it went down and the
temp. was -3. The air sea rescue helicopters were sent back
due to thick fog.
As stavros says our hearts go out to the family.

Colin
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 10:59:07 pm »

I'm afraid in seas of those temperatures life expectancies if you are in the water and unprotected is only a matter of minutes.  If they got into a life raft they are in with a chance.

I can't begin to imagine what this does to a family especially at this time of year and suddenly there are empty places at the dinner table. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 11:05:23 pm »

we can only hope they had time to get to life rafts and are found soon


terrible news thoughts go out to there families
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 05:06:31 am »

Brings into focus just how deep some RIVERS are.
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 07:56:54 am »

A terrible trajedy. Thoughts go to all the families and friends.

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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2007, 08:20:59 am »

What can you say?
Just another job on a river and 3 men wont ever come home.
I feel for the families, when I was working on the Clyde I used to drive past the old Cory Tugs on my way to and from work, and know an ex Chief Engineer from those days.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2007, 09:23:01 am »

Heartfelt sympathies to the families of the crew.

Just before Christmas too.

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 10:25:25 am »

People involved with the missing crew read sites like this and no doubt our sympathies although well meaning may still be upsetting, can we hold discussion until firm news is released....please?

Hats off!...........................................
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2007, 12:38:25 pm »

Wee Norry is a personal friend of some of the men involved and as in constant contact with the scottish tug towage scene, I will leave any updates firmly in the hands of someone who will keep us in touch, but without any embellishment...thank you.
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 02:32:54 pm »

BP,
Pm sent

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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007, 12:28:15 am »

                         ...Hi Guys...

I am posting this picture as a mark of respect to my 3 mates who lost their lives on Wednesday Evening...This is them heading down river to meet the cargo ship & escort her up to Glasgow...

Stevie...   Bob...   Eric...                   ...Rest in Peace...


                ...Norry...
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2007, 08:51:29 am »

Norry,

We are all I am sure deeply saddened by this terrible incident. Many thanks for your latest post. Our thoghts are with all concerned at this most dificult of times.

Regards,

Barry
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2007, 03:26:53 pm »

A fine picture Norry. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2007, 06:32:15 pm »

Norry

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mates, my heart goes out to everyone involved at this time of year.

Brian
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2007, 07:41:24 pm »

Sincerest condolences to the families of the crew of the Flying Phantom.

http://www.svitzer.com/About+Us/News/News+Archive/PRESS_RELEASE_Flying_Phantom_221207
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2007, 10:37:33 pm »

       ...Hi Guys...

Just to let you know that the bodies of the three missiing crewmen have been recovered from the FLYING PHANTOM and returned to their greiving families...

God Bless The Families & All the Crewmen of the Clyde Tug Fleet at this very difficult time...

    ...Best regards...Norry...
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2007, 11:15:35 pm »

There are no words I can use to express my feelings.


With sorrow Colin H.
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2007, 11:59:06 am »

Joan McAlpine wrote a fitting article in the Sunday Times, seven columns on the Clyde tugs and their work in peace and war, but her final paragraph is so apt...   "Stephen Humphreys, the young skipper of the Flying Phantom, was a Greenock tugmaster from the same stock. Like his crew, he did a vital job allowing commerce to proceed efficently and ensuring our ports are safe. Friends told reporters he was offered command of bigger, more glamorous vessels, but turned them down because he loved tugboats. It is fitting that we all pay tribute to that devotion today".   Well said madam.
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2008, 10:56:35 pm »

I got a text over the holiday.
Steve was also a member of the Greenock Model Boat Club.
He will be sorely missed.

Bob
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Funeral Arrangements For Stephen Humphries...
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2008, 11:27:39 pm »


Funeral Arrangements For Stephen Humphries...Captain  "FLYING PHANTOM"

A Service will be held in Finnart St.Pauls Church,Newark Street,Greenock,on Monday 7th January 2.00pm to which all friends are invited,thereafter to Greenock Crematorium arriving at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the R.N.L.I., Unit 3, Ruthvensfield Grove,Inveralmond Industrial Estate,Perth.PH1 3GL

From Clyde Shipping web site...

...Rest In Peace Good Freind...Norry...
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2008, 10:56:49 am »

I was in Clydebank yesterday & went down to the Riverside to see how things were going regarding the salvage of "FLYING PHANTOM"...

The tug had been rolled upright & was being prepared for lifting & moving onto the bank for pumping out...

Here is a picture of the scene... A Very Sad Sight Indeed...

               ...Regards...Norry...
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Re: Tug sinks in River Clyde, Glasgow.
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 11:08:26 am »

Probably need to start a new topic here but just how do you go about recovering a stricken vessel, Flying Phantom, MSC Napoli etc. If it's sunk and has a holes hull, how do you pump it out?
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