Friday, 20 September 2013

Attempt to rescue sunken yacht in the river Tyne at Friar's Goose - Gateshead

I was told that this yacht had been moored upstream from Friar's Goose marina, when, during an exceptionally low tide, it had taken to the bottom, tipped over, and then filled when the water returned. I was also told that the boat was not insured, and that it had lain there for around three years. 

Here a group of three men were making an attempt to rescue it by pumping out the water at low tide and trying to seal the vessel so that it might float at high water.  Hopefully they will succeed!

NEX6 Zuiko 50mm f1.8

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