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    Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
    or just testing software?

    ..........
    "What does this button do?"

    Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
    Just a big bully if you ask me!
    Exactly. I totally agree. The big one always picks on the smaller ones!

    Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
    Some of you may remember the fire aboard the Oscar Wilde in the English Channel just over a year ago. The ferry had just completed her annual refit at Falmouth Docks.

    The MAIB have just released the full investigation report regarding the incident.

    For those interested you can download the report from this link.

    http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...scar_wilde.cfm
    Thanks for this report! I have downloaded it for my reading pleasure.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
      Thanks for this report! I have downloaded it for my reading pleasure.
      Anyone that is interested in any of the MAIB incident reports, might like to consider signing up for their email notification system. This way they email you when they release a new report.

      http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...scriptions.cfm

      I have set up my subscription to only email me when full reports are published.
      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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        Great tip... I've done the same as you!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          Jersey radio have just reported a major incident between Condor Ferrry travelling from St Malo , France to Jersey. The Ferry hit a fishing vessel and the lifeboat has rescued two people, a third person is being picked up by the French. Just happened around 8.00 am this morning

          past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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            Sadly the third person picked up after the fast Condor ferry hit what was believed to be a French fishing boat has died. There was thick fog at the time but a full investigation is being carried out.

            past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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              Tragic... I guess the Condor ferry is capable of high speeds? What was the weather in the area at the time of the tragedy?

              Today in Norway, there is also some sad news:

              http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/innenr...cle1611281.ece

              http://www.an.no/nyheter/article5547195.ece

              A 70 year old passenger on board the cruise ship Ocean Countess had fallen ill and needed to be taken ashore to hospital while they were sailing southwards outside of Bodø.

              During the transfer to the rescue vessel (Redningsskøyta Ruth Oppsahl), the passenger fell into the water between the cruise ship and the rescue vessel. She was on a stretcher when she fell in the water. She was picked up by the rescue vessel a few minutes later and was conscious.

              She has now been transfered to local hospital in Bodø and her condition is unknown at the moment.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                The Condor Vitesse is the fast Ferry linking ST HELIER to ST MALO. It was thick fog at the time of the incident. The 42 year old french man was trapped under the fishing boat so in the water for a long time , and although a nurse from the Vitesse tried to treat him, but sadly he died. The fishing vessel was named 'jOKER' and the man was believed to be the skipper. The Vitesse escaped mayor damage. What a terrible ordeal for the 72 year old lady, hope it is good news.
                Last edited by kiki42; April 3rd, 2011, 22:55. Reason: spelling error

                past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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                  MS Oliva ran aground on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha on 16 March and later broke up. It was carrying a cargo of soya beans but also had 1500 tonnes of fuel oil on board which has leaked into the water, and this has resulted in many Northern Rockhopper Penguins, an endangered species, being smothered in the oil. See:
                  http://www.tristandc.com/newsmsoliva.php
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    New report available from Norwegian Accident Investigation Board:

                    http://www.aibn.no/?nid=6363&lcid=1044

                    Undersøkelse av sjøulykke Marion - LM7730 forlis ved Grønnøy 23.03.2011
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      Today in Norway, there is also some sad news:

                      http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/innenr...cle1611281.ece

                      http://www.an.no/nyheter/article5547195.ece

                      A 70 year old passenger on board the cruise ship Ocean Countess had fallen ill and needed to be taken ashore to hospital while they were sailing southwards outside of Bodø.

                      During the transfer to the rescue vessel (Redningsskøyta Ruth Oppsahl), the passenger fell into the water between the cruise ship and the rescue vessel. She was on a stretcher when she fell in the water. She was picked up by the rescue vessel a few minutes later and was conscious.

                      She has now been transfered to local hospital in Bodø and her condition is unknown at the moment.
                      The 70 year old woman who fell over board from a cruise ship when she was being transferred to a rescue vessel to be taken ashore for medical care, has now sadly and tragically passed away as a result of the incident.

                      http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/ar...artid=10084540
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        Yeoman Bontrup MAIB report.

                        The full report is now available from the MAIB website regarding the serious fire that broke out aboard the Yeoman Bontrup last year. A very interesting read.

                        http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...an_bontrup.cfm

                        You may remember janihudi posting some photos that he took when he found the ship moored in Amsterdam. Here are links to some of them.

                        http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9545#post39545
                        http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9546#post39546
                        http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9550#post39550
                        http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9552#post39552

                        And i remember replying to this one stating that
                        "Obviously this section of the aft deck was put in this position by a crane, but boy, the deformed shape of the deck shows how much power was involved in the explosion."
                        How very wrong i was, the explosion itself was responsible for placing the poop deck in this position!
                        Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                          Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                          The full report is now available from the MAIB website regarding the serious fire that broke out aboard the Yeoman Bontrup last year. A very interesting read.

                          http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...an_bontrup.cfm

                          You may remember janihudi posting some photos that he took when he found the ship moored in Amsterdam. Here are links to some of them.

                          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9545#post39545
                          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9546#post39546
                          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9550#post39550
                          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9552#post39552

                          And i remember replying to this one stating that

                          How very wrong i was, the explosion itself was responsible for placing the poop deck in this position!
                          The explosion must have been violent to produce this much damage!

                          As commonly found, there was more to this incident than was obvious from the media reporting. Hopefully they will have learned from it.

                          With the proposed withdrawal of the coastguard tug that acted as fireship, a repeat incident would be much more difficult to control?

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                            Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                            With the proposed withdrawal of the coastguard tug that acted as fireship, a repeat incident would be much more difficult to control?
                            The loss of the coastguard emergency tugs situated around our coasts is nothing more than reckless behaviour from our government. These tugs were brought into service because of lessons learned in the past. Namely a lack of ocean going tugs to respond to emergency's. Yes, a lot of our larger ports have some very big and powerful tugs, but the majority of these are restricted in where they can go by classification etc.

                            I think all four of the Coastguards Emergency Towing Vessels are to go. And i know that in my part of the country there are great concerns that there will once again be no emergency coverage - The loss of the Anglian Princess ETV from Mount's Bay in Cornwall will once again the western approaches and English Channel without adequate emergency cover again. Crazy idea, and the same government are also hoping to close Brixham Coastguard completely, plus cutting Falmouth coastguard to daytime only operation. All of these cut's are a cut to safety at sea.
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              The 70 year old woman who fell over board from a cruise ship when she was being transferred to a rescue vessel to be taken ashore for medical care, has now sadly and tragically passed away as a result of the incident.

                              http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/ar...artid=10084540
                              The rescue company which took transfer of the 70 year old lady that fell in the sea between the rescue vessel and her cruise vessel is now going to change their routines, and ensure that everyone being transferred shall wear a life jacket during ship to ship transfers.

                              http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/a...artid=10093318
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                                Re: Random maritime accidents.

                                Not good for any ship - or passenger - to be in:

                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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