Falklands : Tamar-FI Back in Stanley Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 08.01.2008 (Article Archived on 22.01.2008)
Tamar apparently was stuck in rock and sand.
TAMAR-FI BACK IN STANLEY
By J. Brock (FINN)
Monday’s FINN reported that the Tamar had been grounded. Today it is reported that the Tamar had been stuck on the rocks near Kepple Island. According to Tim Cotter (reporting on FIRS) he received a phone call on Saturday morning from Tamar-FI’s Captain saying that his vessel was stranded on some rocks east of Kepple Island and that his attempts to re-float Tamar-FI were in vain. He requested assistance from another vessel and the St. Brandon went to the area to help. The first attempt to free the Tamar on Saturday evening was unsuccessful. The Military then released a tug from Mare Harbour with an air compressor to help re-start the engines. However, the St Brandon later managed to free the Tamar on Sunday morning due to higher high tides during this month. The Tamar-FI managed to dock in Stanley at 0800.