There were two groundings on the Horse Island in the 1960's. Both were named tugs named Brigadier. The first incident was 20 February 1960. This tug was wrecked and broken up where she lay. The second stranding happened on 24 February 1967, was refloated and repaired at Ardrossan Drydock.
Does any-one know why Horse Island is such a dangerous place. It seems a very peacefull wee island to me. I remember going there for a family picnic, must have been about 1950, and there was an old wreck there then. There were two groundings in the 60's and now a yacht.
Hi John,thats the first grounding for donkeys years.The silly buggers went out during a very severe gale and a huge swell,us locals are not surprised this has happened,even the Arran ferry was diverted to Gourock that day.All we can say is thank heavens no one was hurt.
Up date.The remains are still stuck there.Aparrently there appears to be no immediate danger to incomming vessels.I assume that the authorities are monitering the situation,but time and tide will prevale.
Hi folks im just wondering what the situation re owenership of this yacht is as i think it used to be that if a ship was adrift and abandoned it became the property of the first person to take it under control under maritime salvage law.ps can anybody lend me a canoe a rope an a awfy big waterproof elastoplast. stevie aka capt pugwash.
Hi Leprikon,Funny you should say that.It was discussed in the pub last weekend.The conclusion was,not one sane person would go out there and salvage anything from it,but then again,this is Ardrossan we are talking about.