On Jan 29 at 4.30 p.m. a French lifeboat recovered the body which could be that of a crew member of the "Morgenster" 17 kilometers off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, but it was not yet identified. On board was the master from Urk, another man from Urk, one Belgian and one Portuguese. 15 fishing vessels, two RNLI boats, two British government vessels and an aircraft had been searching the whole day. The Dover Coastguard planned to continue the search until 6.45 p.m., but the chance to find survivors was estimated to be next to zero.
Sunrise caused first shout of Peterhead RNLI boat in 2015
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat "The Misses Robertson of Kintail" launched on its first shout of the year on Jan 13, 2015, at 12.02 p.m. The crew was called to the Fraserburgh fishing vessel "Sunrise" two nautical miles north east of Peterhead. The lifeboat towed the fishing vessel to Peterhead harbour. After the lifeboat and casualty reached Peterhead harbour the tow was taken over, and the fishing boat was berthed by a harbour tug. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at 1.30 p.m. Conditions during the service were wind SW force 3- 4 and a 1,5 meter swell. Visibility was excellent.
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The wreck of the sunken "Ninive" was pumped out on Jan 28, 2015, by forces of the THW and the "Stadtwerke". Draining works started at 2 p.m. , and a tractor pulled the galeas upright with a towing wire at the mast. Around 4 p.m. the THW arrived with 17 men and eight more mobile pumps with a capcity of 6000 liters per minute each. At 5.15 p.m. the ship which sank in the night of Jan 21, was floating again.
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The "Omanda" was successfully raised from the water alongside the fisheries quay of Merlus Seafood Processors on Jan 18 around midnight. The "Omanda" has been towed to the small-craft harbour in the port of Walvis Bay on Jan 19 and repair work was soon to start to the vessel on the Walvis Bay syncrolift. The tugboat sank after it hit a sandbank in the fisheries harbour. The crippled tug was ordered to sail to the nearest quayside which at the time was the fisheries quay of Merlus Seafood Processor. The vessel settled alongside on the bottom 11 p.m. with her wheelhouse still above the water surface. On Jan 14 salvage teams started to prepare the vessel to be raised to the surface by sealing the hull and hull doors and pumping all water from the vessel. But on Jan 16 at 2 p.m. something went wrong and the vessel capsized and sank again. This time, the vessel settled on her portside with the wheelhouse also submerged. Within 60 hours, salvage teams again ensured the vessel was sealed and pumping operations resulted in the vessel being fully re-floated by midnight on Sunday. On Jan 19 the vessel was towed to the small-craft harbour. During the past few days investigators inspected the vessel and it was ensured she was prepared to be pulled out of the water at the Walvis Bay syncrolift for a refit which is expected to run into tens of millions of Namibian Dollar. Meanwhile it was reported that an underwater survey, as well as physical inspection by divers, revealed the "Omanda" struck a sandbank where the fisheries channel and the fishing harbour meets.
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