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Bettina Danica ashore on Stroma
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Bettina Danica ashore on Stroma

Another pic of the Bettina Danica ashore on Stroma. This almost new coaster could not be salvaged and became a total wreck. You can still see parts of the wreckage as you pass on the ferry.
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Picture added on 21 March 2007
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what caused the ship to run aground and why could it not be salvaged?
Added by Bruce Moar on 22 March 2007
The reason it could not be salvaged Bob was because they just could not get it towed off the rocks as she was stuck high and dry. I mind going a run out on the Longhope lifeboat to see it. The Scapa tugs were there trying there best but they kept breaking the tow lines. I think most of the gear on board was salvaged by the folk who own Stroma. They had to rig up some kind of gang plank to get out to it. How they managed to get it into that wee corner of Stroma I do not know or even how they got it so far up the shore. I think the official line would be that it was put down to human error. I remember seeing the sister ship to this high and dry on a sandbank in the middle of the Enlish Channel she was called the Helena Danica.
Added by Lee Thomson on 23 March 2007
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