View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunday 8 January

The previous post, on the man overboard, was actually post #2000 on this blog. Atlantic Lines has been in existence since October 2008, since AOL kicked its Journal users into the long grass. A successful exercise in self-destruction, which is on-going today. As a blogger, I went onto Blogger. Nothing is perfect, and I continue to find Blogger uninspiring and clunky. It has improved quite a bit, but I'm not exactly enthusiastic. However, it can be worse, so I'm muddling on with what I've got. Wordpress is very user-unfriendly (IMHO), for example.

Sunday was overcast, drizzly and thoroughly uninspiring as well. Roll on Monday.

Man overboard

This vessel is one of several French fishing vessels which put into Stornoway for a crew change. They are usually in and out of port in just over an hour. One of them was involved in a recovery operation, 50 miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis at 2 am last night, when a man had gone overboard. A search was conducted, and the fisherman was recovered from the sea, but was sadly found to have died. The vessel involved, the Jean Claude Coulon II, proceeded to Stornoway, where she was met by the appropriate authorities.

My sympathies go out to the family and friends of the deceased.