Burning Ship northwest of iceland ???

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Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? earthling_andre 7/26/05 12:30 PM
Hi

What are these three ships doing there? And why is there so much smoke? One burning and two evacuating and extinguishing the fire??

Other ideas?

André
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? softmicro 7/26/05 12:39 PM
That scene does not look good at all. Another ship I marked seems to be racing to help from the port.
Now that's an AMAZING FIND (don't forget to zoom i MikeTwo 7/26/05 1:02 PM
Now that's an AMAZING FIND (don't forget to zoom in, the zoom is too FAR OUT)
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Delta102 7/26/05 10:47 PM
Nice find..it pays when look close
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Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? SilverWyrm 7/26/05 11:04 PM
There's actually 2 ships there, the one seeming to be going towards the "burning" ship, and one racing the opposite direction.
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? wagner 7/26/05 11:07 PM
That is very interesting.
There are 3 chips on site, you can see the marks on the sea surface the other two made to reach there. There is this fourth fast ship going towards and another going away.
It really worths the effort to seach for such coordinates accident in the recent past, perhaps back to two years will be ok. Someone knows how to search for some boat accidents in that region? some public search website for such thing?
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? palmin 7/27/05 12:29 AM
Activating the DG Coverage Overlay for 2004 shows that the image was acquired 2004-08-11, so this information could help finding the incident. I cannot reach digitalglobe at the moment, but the link to the image is http://archive.digitalglobe.com/archive/showBrowse.php?catID=101001000329E501

Cheers
Palmin

PS: First post, so bear with me...
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? V1nc3nt 7/27/05 12:52 AM
Maybe it's a drug deal, and the police are coming....

Good catch.
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? solskin 8/16/05 5:54 AM
The burning boat is Eyrarröst KE-25 there was only one man on board, he was rescued by one of the boats responding to the smoke...

The story in icelandic: http://www.lhg.is/displayer.asp?cat_id=4&module_id=220&element_id=1435
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? tim_kent 8/22/05 2:38 PM
Nice piece of detective work guys!
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Eastangle 8/24/05 12:33 PM
I'm amazed!
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Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? jonbg 9/9/05 2:57 PM
Here's a rough translation of the news item referred to:

A man was rescued by a nearby boat after his boat had caught fire around noon today.

The Coast Guard control center monitored a call at 12:30 that black smoke was visible 7 nautical miles west of Gardskagi peninsula. The Coast Guard rescue helicopter was called out. The Iceland Defence Force happened to have a helicopter ready for takeoff and this flew directly to the spot at the request of the Coast Guard.

At 12:45 a report was received from the fishing boat Fusi SH162 that the smoke came from a boat and that one man was in the sea wearing a flotation suit. The boat was Eyrarrost KE25 from the port of Keflavik.

When the Defence Force helicopter arrived the man had been rescued from the water by the crew of Fusi who brought him to land for medical attention. The two helicopter then returned.
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Grumpo 9/25/05 7:02 AM
Oh guys! you crazy!
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? hgvdriver 10/8/05 9:01 PM
could it be that an oil tanker caught fire but now all you see is the dense smoke and what looks like a fire is the vent from the oil platform
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? dcnsd83 10/23/05 5:22 PM
hey, guys, i'm new to this... what happens when/if the image is updated? will there remain random placemarkers in open water?
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Chief_Sparky 10/24/05 9:03 AM
Quote:

hey, guys, i'm new to this... what happens when/if the image is updated? will there remain random placemarkers in open water?





Actually... yes. The code jockeys are working on that, though.
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? mdrogerson 10/24/05 10:46 AM
yes
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Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? mdrogerson 10/24/05 11:24 AM
Now here's a challenge for anyone willing to take it up although I don't know if it's possible.

Can anyone find the Helicopters involved in the rescue?
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? WaldoXerxes 10/31/05 12:59 PM
Great find!
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Le_Drum 11/28/05 2:40 AM
I happen to be the captain of the Rescue Cruiser Hannes Th Hafstein speeding out to help.

It was a rather small fibre plastic boat that caught on fire.

Luckily the man onboard was rescued by a nearby fishingboat, the one you see speeding to port near the rescue cruiser.

When we arrived onscene everything able to burn was burnt and small shell floating. We managed to put out the fire, in attempt to tow the boat to shore for investigation reasons, but nearby boat destroyed the mission with clumsy attempts to tow it with out our approval. It sank on site.

Cheers,

Captain Agnar Juliusson,
ICE-SAR Rescue Cruiser Hannes Th Hafstein - Sandgerdi
Good job! Forza_Roma 11/28/05 2:54 AM
Finally a solution to this mistery! Good job, Sir Juliusson!
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? anchorcat 11/14/06 2:48 PM
My husband retired from the Iceland Defense Force last August and I'm glad to see that they have done something besides paperwork! Seriously, they did work on SAR over there with the Icelandic fire & rescue. He misses it already.
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Nils_Christian 12/3/06 1:28 PM
Definitely a great find. Did you just stumble across this?
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Aroninn 2/11/07 6:09 AM
Here is a story about this tread in The Baltimore Sun:

The story
Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? Hill 6/30/11 9:31 PM
Originally Posted By: dcnsd83
hey, guys, i'm new to this... what happens when/if the image is updated? will there remain random placemarkers in open water?


Back when the post was written, the imagery would just be lost. But with historical imagery turned on, it's great to see that this thread, and its great example of collaborative effort from multiple locations which solved the puzzle, survived.
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Re: Burning Ship northwest of iceland ??? sachinchati 7/1/11 10:42 AM
great story line.
Fantastic Find
Cheers!!!
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