6 Responses to “What’s this all about? Another strange maritime event.”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    It seems the MSN reporter has done a poor job indeed.

    Grampian Commander is a SAR / oil rig support vessel not as reported a tanker.

    It hasn’t sunk as rumoured in the report.

    Position Received: 2022-06-04 06:46 UTC
    29 minutes ago

    Vessel’s Local Time:
    2022-06-04 06:46 LT UTC

    Area: UKC – North Sea

    Current Port: –

    Latitude / Longitude: 58.44627° / -0.23103°

    Status: Stopped

    Speed/Course: 0.4 kn / 188 °

    AIS Source: 1313

    Ship is just over 1000T SAR vessel which seems to be tracking back & forth. Perhaps looking for something or perhaps standing by a nearby rig its role. See map / tracking data here

    https://twitter.com/sovereigntea1/status/1532983751470374912?s=20&t=QNn-RpHEc0QzoJNN8iggpw

    Nearby is the Claymore A gas rig

    https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/340015/view/claymore-a-north-sea-oil-rig

    Spec of the Grampian Commander here
    https://www.northstarshipping.co.uk/our-fleet/grampian-commander

    Imagine the trauma caused if the crew’s wives saw this report. Reporter Teresa Gottein Martinez should be fired for her incompetence.

  2. sovereigntea says:

    It seems the MSN reporter has done a poor job indeed.

    Grampian Commander is a SAR / oil rig support vessel not as reported a tanker.

    It hasn’t sunk as rumoured in the report.

    Position Received: 2022-06-04 06:46 UTC
    29 minutes ago

    Vessel’s Local Time:
    2022-06-04 06:46 LT UTC

    Area: UKC – North Sea

    Current Port: –

    Latitude / Longitude: 58.44627° / -0.23103°

    Status: Stopped

    Speed/Course: 0.4 kn / 188 °

    AIS Source: 1313

    Ship is just over 1000T SAR vessel which seems to be tracking back & forth. Perhaps looking for something or perhaps standing by a nearby rig its role. See map / tracking data here

    https://twitter.com/sovereigntea1/status/1532983751470374912?s=20&t=QNn-RpHEc0QzoJNN8iggpw

    Nearby is the Claymore A gas rig

    https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/340015/view/claymore-a-north-sea-oil-rig

    Imagine the trauma caused if the crew’s wives saw this report. Reporter Teresa Gottein Martinez should be fired for her incompetence.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Spec of the Grampian Commander here

      https://www.northstarshipping.co.uk/our-fleet/grampian-commander

    • pete fairhurst says:

      Good research/analysis there sovereigntea. I read the full report and thought that the journo was useless too. I had to look up Mizen Head and Fraserburgh before I realised that they were completely unconnected

      I thought that the report was maybe written by a computer, it was so poor. So is Martinez even a real person? Who knows but, if she is then, she’s a piss poor “journalist”

      • sovereigntea says:

        Martinez is in her early 20s

        I guess someone at The Express has told her to try harder….

        Teresa is a News Reporter on Express.co.uk. Half Austrian, half Spanish, her roots often push her towards stories about European affairs and how these intertwine with life and politics in the UK.

        Relief as missing British vessel FOUND in North Sea after failing to check in for an hour
        A BRITISH ship has been found after it failed to report positions in the North Sea for an hour.
        By Teresa Gottein Martinez
        00:00, Fri, Jun 3, 2022 | UPDATED: 15:39, Fri, Jun 3, 2022

        https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1619954/missing-british-tanker-north-sea-scotland-uk-grampian-commander-fraserburgh

  3. Tapestry says:

    Half the post is missing especially the link. Tampering to cover up. Great research from comments.