Please sir, can I have my car back?


The time had come to recover the Ops vehicle that had crashed in to the King George V dock during the incident on 2nd February 2015.

On a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon after flying operations had finished for the day the various recovery assets started to assemble at the scene of the incident.

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (1) @ KGV 21-02-15

On the land side there was a small crane and various airfield operations vehicles and in the dock the local workboat ‘RoDMA 1’ moved a diver support pontoon into place.

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (2) @ KGV 21-02-15

A diver from GPSM Diveco then went in to the water to attach lifting strops to the vehicle and then it was lifted clear of the water. There was a brief pause whilst the worst of the mud was washed off the vehicle and then it was lifted on to the dockside and then on to a waiting trailer.

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (3) @ KGV 21-02-15

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (5) @ KGV 21-02-15

There was some damage to the vehicle but it didn’t look too bad considering it had been in the water for 3 weeks.

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (7) @ KGV 21-02-15

LCY Ops vehicle recovery (8) @ KGV 21-02-15

A few more pictures can be seen here.

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