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Photographer: Allan RO [ View profile ]
Captured: Apr 23, 1980
Title: Bangplee
Added: Nov 18, 2010
Views: 3,478
Image Resolution: 1,833 x 1,222

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66 / 5,788gt / 8,186dwt (SGP) - Hong Leong-Seatran Lines Pte. Ltd.

built : Lindholmens Varv. A/B, Göteborg, SWE. yd # 1098
delivered 12:1966

ex - Linguist - 80 (GBR) - Harrisons
1981 renamed Unisol, grounded during monsoon on Dupuis Is., posn : 48.20N, 64.41W, broke in two 07:12:1983

photo : River Mersey, Eastham, 23:04:1980 - emerging from Manchester Ship Canal, having just been renamed Bangplee in Manchester
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1980/2010

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Current name: UNISOL
Vessel Type: GENERAL CARGO
IMO: 6614516
Build year: 1966

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Gross tonnage: 5,788 tons
Summer DWT: 8,186 tons

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General cargo ships built 1960-1969 (Over 3000gt) - 5 photos

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Allan RO

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carimar

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eastsailor

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Chris Howell

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How beautiful they were!
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Hi Hubert

Sounds absolutely horrendous, not a good time of year on the Lakes. Pleased everyone was saved. Shows just what a great job you guys do.

Allan
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As soon as I saw this picture and despite her name, I recognised the peruvian Unisol. I was then in charge of the Coast Guard Rescue Centre in Québec and we coordinated the Search and Rescue operation to lift the 32 souls on board, including the canadian pilot. The storm had made her lines to parted and she tried to proceed off shore from Chandler when she hit the reef. She broke her back almost on impact and fill her engine room. No other vessel could answer the Mayday call so we tasked two helicopter from the then CF base in Summerstown, P.E.I. But at the time of the tasking, we had freezing rain conditions plus strong gusts of wind....After 40 minutes, the freezing rain became ordinary rain, and the pilots were able to star their engines INSIDE the hangar (it was a Labrador type helicopter, with twin horizontal rotors). By doing so, they were able to get the rotor at their normal operating rotation speed without having the danger to see a blade cutting part of the fuselage in a gust of wind).
When the sea was breaking on the wreck, the spray was going so high that it was going directly on the helicopter's windshield, covering it with a white coat of salt. According to one of the pilot, it was like flying in milk! They succeded in removing all crew members from the Unisol.
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