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Ria Formosa - another dredger sinks

riaFormosaNighttimeCaimão, a dredger owned by Sofareia, sank on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the channel at the Faro Olhão entrance to the Ria Formosa in the Olhão council area.

The vessel was being towed and had one crew member on board, who was rescued by the Maritime Police.

The Maritime Police monitored the entrance and warned captains to take alternative routes as the exact location of the dredger was not immediately known.

The company, who lost a dredger in the Ria Formosa in February last year, the Brasinho, now have to present a plan to remove the sunken vessel and will have to lodge a deposit.

The entrance was reopened on Thursday evening after Maritime Police divers confirmed the exact location of the dredger, 26 metres under the water, roughly where it had been seen to sink.

 

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-1 #7 Damien 2019-06-09 19:57
It is quite a relief that the dredger is at the place that it was seen to sink. It would be quite an achievement to find it several kms inland on a LIDL carpark - but this being Portugal such a possibility cannot be immediately ruled out.
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0 #6 C Saunders 2019-06-08 11:18
Quoting Peter Booker:
It was being towed from Tavira at the time it sank. To lose one dredger may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Thank you - made me laugh out loud
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0 #5 Valery 2019-06-08 11:04
Were the sea cocks open,
or do they know anything
about sea cocks.
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+1 #4 Grotty Yotty 2019-06-08 10:39
At 'one of' the entrances?
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Amended, thanks, Ed
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+3 #3 Peter Booker 2019-06-08 06:27
It was being towed from Tavira at the time it sank. To lose one dredger may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
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+1 #2 Jack Reacher 2019-06-07 22:31
Is this for real? They should be in the submarine business.
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+2 #1 Chip 2019-06-07 21:58
It just sank?
Insured?
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