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Riverdance on: February 03, 2008, 02:37:34 pm
Riverdance, which was hit by a freak wave on Thursday, and had passengers and crew winched off by RAF, Royal Navy and Coast Guard crews is still sitting on the beach in Blackpool. A SMIT crew was placed onboard yesterday to examine what state she is in, and she is expected to be refloated later this week, once weather conditions improve.

Some pircures of the salvage team being dropped onboard by an RAF SeaKing are on ISS (here).

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Re: Riverdance Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 03:07:23 pm
And...for anyone who is a bit hungry, have a look at this. [/quote]

Haha! I would expect there to be scavangers around there nicking as many as they can grab right now!

Re: Riverdance Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 05:16:56 pm
First off, Phocine is thought to have been chartered by Seatrucks to fill in for Riverdance until Clipper Point arrives.

Meanwhile, the news from Blackpool isn't very good. Latest rumour going around is that her hull has been damaged from sand and waves crashing against her, and that water penetrated the main vehicle deck and down the ramp while one of her engines is also damaged. Sadly it appears she will declared a total loss...

Re: Riverdance Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008, 01:27:20 pm
Latest from Blackpool is that the Riverdance should be floating again by next week. At the moment she is listing 85 degrees, and high tide is not doing her any good.

Re: Riverdance Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 12:41:23 am
hi she is supposed to be being refloated while there is a window in the weather (before the 13 march ) but will be the nearer the 13th so the local papers say im only a mile or so from it its an awsum sight to see :-? :-/ :o ;D by the way hi im new too your web site

Re: Riverdance Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 09:31:05 pm
I wonder will SMIT manage to refloat her.. How much damage is high tide doing? I have only seen pictures of her completely on her side at low tide...

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Re: Riverdance Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 09:45:14 pm
She has been declared a constructive loss (see this

It's sad to see her go to scrap after 12 years of service on the Irish Sea...

Re: Riverdance Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 12:14:13 am
Report was published during the week (available here). One of the major factors involved was the weight of the trailers wasn't know (nor is it required to be), and her stability wasn't calculated before setting sail, nor was her ballast adjusted before she set sail. It was also found that some of the hatches werent closed despite a storm being expected, and she was traveling too slow (making her unstable in the high swell).