Investigative article - wrecking of the oil tanker Torrey Canyon on Pollard Rock at 08:50 on 18March1967.
Driven by my perception "The official inquiry findings make no
sense!". When I asked West Cornwall seafaring folk the response was
"That's right - they don't". So here goes...
There is analysis of tide data and tidal streams (tidal seawater currents) on that day. Coupled to navigational methods then available and commercial pressures that might have influenced choices made.
The "Torrey Canyon" was an oil tanker, and this was the first wrecking where the loss of the ship was insignificant compared to the cost of the environmental damage.
Simple graphical comparision of tides cycle (high<=>low;
Spring<=>Neap) for three cases:
tides at Dover, Newlyn and Milford Haven for March 1967.
Graphs presenting an overview of tides at Newlyn all 2022 .
Fun mini-project Newlyn all 2022 graphical highest-high lowest-low tide presentation.
How to practice Marine Radio Distress messages so it becomes a learned familiar action.
Leaning towards "marine engineering" but hopefully a good fun little
article discussing with pictures some of the things you can readily
see about vessels travelling through the water
Hydrodynamics, Froude number and a clever vessel design
Convert coordinates : Degrees-decimal to Degrees-Minutes-Seconds