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Bailing out before the storm. The wind that followed was severe and put construction back by a considerable time because of structural damage and sunk barges.
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Picture added on 26 December 2007
Comments:
I mind one gale o win' wae were called oot wae the Lifeboat as ther wiz jist boats in trouble all ower the Flow. I think hid was maybe a landing barge called the "Sono" that was the first tae need help then the owld Clyde jack up ferry drave' ashore on Flotta, and other problems besides like can be seen in Alans photo.
This was at the begining o' the construction at the oil terminal- I think a lot o' lessons were learned by the terminal builders, wid you agree Alan?

The day I am referring to was the morning after a wedding in Longhope.
Wae took Mack Robertson, who had been piping at the wedding, back to Flotta fae Lyness on the Lifeboat as the "Hoy Head" wizna running. By this time all the boats had got sorted oot.
The construction workers were surprised to see a man in full Highland dress playing the pipes on the Lifeboat as we took him into the Gibralter Pier in what they thought was a hurricane- tae Mack, hid was just another day!!!.
Added by John Budge on 05 August 2008
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