Katie's Long Journey

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Katie Hannan has left Rathlin Island. It was a very emotional experience to watch her coming off the rocks and be guided by the Dora Foster McDougall towards the barge 'Terra Marique'. The lifeboat then floated into the enormous barge and disappeared. The barge then made its way to Ballycastle to be made ready for the sea passage to Plymouth, which is planned to commence this evening (16th).

The passage is likely to take 4 days (450miles at 5 kts). On arrival she will be inspected and a decision made as to her future.

The process to recover Katie has been long and complicated and the LOM, Crew and Operations team at Portrush would like to thank everyone involved in the recovery operation.

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