The Minch

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Minch, The


(also North Minch), a channel in the Atlantic Ocean, separating Lewis Island of the Outer Hebrides from the western coast of Scotland. The channel is approximately 100 km long and 40–70 km wide. It is up to 129 m deep and has a tidal flow. The port of Stornoway is on Lewis Island.

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The wreckage offered evidence of the violence inflicted on the ship, and the hole prompted a theory that the Minch sank as a result of a collision with the Davock.
"We had been warned that there would be a difficult five hours as we were coming over the centre of the Minch, and that was right.
The longest stretch of cable covers nearly 50 miles under the Minch from Ullapool to Stornoway.
The two crew from RAF Lossiemouth ejected before their jet went into the Minch, north-west of Gairloch.
The chain forms part of the Hebrides, which is separated from the Scottish mainland and the Inner Hebrides by the stormy waters of the Minch, the Little Minch and Sea of the Hebrides.
The consultants told Angus Macneil MP that a tunnel under the Minch could save the Scottish Government about PS300 million over 60 years.
The Minch - my own back yard - is a treacherous stretch of water with precious coastline either side of the channel.
A SWIMMER'S bid to be the first man to cross The Minch was abandoned after just 90 minutes yesterday.
The agency said the captain was aware of the storm in The Minch but still made the crossing despite being unprepared for its ferocity.
John Grant, who works for Caledonian MacBrayne, will tackle the formidable 50-mile row across the Minch from Stornoway to Ullapool.