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Storm Miguel kills three after overturning rescue ship off French coast

A rescue boat has overturned in the Atlantic off the west coast of France leaving three crew dead, amid winds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph).

They were part of a crew of seven who had gone to the aid of another boat which had got into difficulty as Storm Miguel struck the area.

Winds of up to 147km/h hit northern Spain earlier, swirling around the Bay of Biscay and moving on to France.

The storm is unusual, coming at the start of the summer tourist season.

Photographs of the National Society of Sea Rescue rescue boat captured it rolling in large swells in the moments before it capsized, after which the vessel ran ashore upside down.

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All these folks who passed were volunteer rescuers who do this to help others. RIP

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Like Firemen they run to danger. Much respect and fair winds.

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Vividly illustrates the say "You have to go out - you don't have to come back"

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God takes the mighty , corageous souls sooner in his arms. Leaving the pieces of wimps to live their petty little useless lives.

My heart is with those who have lost  such good men. Condolesenses to all family and friends.  They shall live in our heart forever.

 

 

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It takes a special person to risk their life for people they don't know R.I.P. 

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All respect, warm thoughts and good wishes to the crew.  It takes a different kind of person to sign up for this kind of duty.  They inspire us all.  Fair winds.

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They are a rare branch of humanity that we could all take a lesson from, in how we treat our fellow human beings. 

Fair winds to brave souls

 

WL

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The title of the FP piece says it all. These people (not just guys) who head out when any 'sane' person is running for cover are a special, selfless, extraordinarily brave group of human beings. Whether it is the French, the Dutch in their particularly dangerous waters, the Coasties in the US or the RNLI in the UK literally thousands owe their lives to their collective efforts and of course many others. Even here in China with many stations equipped with Arun Class boats in their second life.

It is extremely rare that they ignore or refuse the call to go to sea. So sad for their families, friends and other loved ones.

To say it is their job, in many instances is a fallacy ( I don't know the status of the French service ) as many of these organisations are mainly dependant on volunteers. The RNLI doesn't even receive any government funding at all (some would say the freedom for them to do it right is worth it)

Sad day - RESPECT!

SS

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2 of the dead were local fishermen.

Lots of shit going on about blaming the guy the were called out to rescue (presumed drowned). The "ban everything mildly dangerous" lobby.

They went out of the entrance on the recommended heading for the swell, but a wave stove in the front windows, the boat took lots of green stuff into the engine room. Between the effect of the water down below and then engine failure they capsized.

French SNSM boats are probably not as advanced or as safe as the RNLI but these guys lost there lives doing what mattered. Courage.

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On 6/9/2019 at 3:16 AM, cms said:

2 of the dead were local fishermen.

Lots of shit going on about blaming the guy the were called out to rescue (presumed drowned). The "ban everything mildly dangerous" lobby.

They went out of the entrance on the recommended heading for the swell, but a wave stove in the front windows, the boat took lots of green stuff into the engine room. Between the effect of the water down below and then engine failure they capsized.

French SNSM boats are probably not as advanced or as safe as the RNLI but these guys lost there lives doing what mattered. Courage.

Extremely sad condolences to all. 

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The regular boat at les Sables d'Olonne is the new generation Canotier Jacques Joly. I believe she was away for service and the previous, 1986 boat was standing in. Sadder still.

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