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  • Re: Random maritime accidents.

    From Shipwreck Log today:
    The 70 meter by 80 meter jackup rig Kolskaya was lost off Sakhalin Island, Russia. The Kolskaya was being transferred from Kamchatka to Zyryanskaya Bay when a snow storm struck area. The storm with high winds and waves reaching 13 meters damaged the Kolskaya’s air tanks. The rig also suffered water ingress forcing the rig’s pumps to be engaged at full capacity. The crew sent out a mayday just before the rig capsized and sank. Fourteen of the 67 crew on board were rescued by the towing vessels. A search and recovery recovered four bodies.
    If this had happened in the North Sea and/or GOM with West European or American crew on board, would it warrant more than a brief mentioning on the news?

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    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      If this had happened in the North Sea and/or GOM with West European or American crew on board, would it warrant more than a brief mentioning on the news?
      Interesting, it really hit the news in Scotland, both in the newspapers and on television

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      • Re: Random maritime accidents.

        Interesting. On BBC and CNN etc. there were a few reports but not much more. A majore accident in offshore terms.
        The Russian longliner stuck in ice off the Antarctica has received a lot more attention. Mainly because it is being attended by a NZ rescue effort, with video footage available I wonder???
        Last edited by ombugge; December 21st, 2011, 00:28.

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        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

          Norwegian sailor pulled out of Montrose harbour

          http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Ang...e-harbour.html

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          • Re: Random maritime accidents.

            From Shipwreck Log:
            The 53 meter long, 556 dwt fishing vessel Krasnoselsk capsized and sank while moored in Hundeidvika harbour, Sykkylven, Norway. The vessel was berthed when the storm struck the area with waves up to 12 meters in height. The storm battered the Krasnoselsk’s hull against the quay until it was holed and sank. The 36 crew on board were able to evacuate to the quay with no injuries. Pollution was reported as the vessel had 80 tons of fuel and another four tons of butter oil on board when it sank. Authorities have been unable to contain the pollution as the weather conditions have prevented any containment booms being deployed. The Krasnoselsk was in port to have a new cold storage unit installed.
            Looks like the Russians were trying to help Norway out of the "butter crisis".

            Actually someone have translated badly from Norwegian.
            (Smoer = Butter, Smoere olje = Lub oil)

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            • Re: Random maritime accidents.

              The latest on MV rena from Shipwreck log:
              The grounded container ship Rena broke-in-two after a strong storm struck during the New Years weekend. The storm with 15 foot swells battered against the hull causing the vessel to split apart some 1.5 meters wide. Divers have not been able to investigate to see if the Rena’s hull is still connected under the surface. Both sections remained firmly aground, but oil that was trapped in the hull has leaked out. Reports state a light oil sheen has been spotted and has come ashore. Debris from containers that have fallen overboard has washed ashore near Tauranga and along the shores of Motiti Island.
              They have managed to get most of the containers off the deck, but not much from below deck.

              There is a video from MNZ/stuff.co.nz showing the present situation on the site: http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/page/3/

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              • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                http://nos.nl/video/328865-het-conta...-gebroken.html

                don't worry ,they don't speak.
                best regards Thijs

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                • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                  Incident gallery - where you can see all the images in LARGE size too - from RENA's breakup:

                  http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Rena/gallery-salvage.asp
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                  • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                    Tragic fire on board the veteran vessel SVANØY, which was under restoration:

                    http://www.h-avis.no/nyheter/slik-se...nnen-1.6711157

                    http://m.h-avis.no/nyheter/historisk...eloy-1.6710124

                    22 pictures BEFORE the fire:

                    http://www.h-avis.no/bildeserier/bil...an-y-1.6710926
                    Last edited by pakarang; January 13th, 2012, 16:09. Reason: Added link.
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                    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                      Friday 13th seems to have a really dipterous day.
                      HSC Milenium Dos and cargo vessel New Glory collided in the Strait of Gibraltar last evening. Two injured have been reported.
                      http://www.ceutatv.com/index_noticias.php

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                      • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                        Another blowout has occurred, this time off Nigeria:
                        http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/a...upstream.dinar

                        The gas has migrated up outside the casing and is thus uncontrollable from the surface by means of the BOP or Diverter.

                        Unfortunately two persons are reported missing, 1 French Toolpusher and an Indian Driller.

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                        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                          How do you contain or cap something like that? Can they seal or grout around the well head or plug the well by pumping in grout?

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                          • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                            Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                            How do you contain or cap something like that? Can they seal or grout around the well head or plug the well by pumping in grout?
                            I was wondering about that, if it's coming up around the casing all the way from the well i presume they will have to intersect it at some point and kill it that way. I wonder how it's found it's way around all the cementing in the first place?

                            This one's not made the news here in the UK, strange how places like Nigeria seem to get overlooked when something like this happens. If this had been in Alaska , the G.O.M or the North Sea, it would be front page news.
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                              Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                              How do you contain or cap something like that? Can they seal or grout around the well head or plug the well by pumping in grout?
                              Another rig has been contracted to drill a relief well to intercept the existing well near the bottom, which could take several weeks, which is the ONLY solution here.
                              Meanwhile they will probably let the well burn to avoid any gas cloud drifting around and any oil or condensate to escape into the water.

                              How can the gas manage to migrate through the formation outside the casing??
                              Most likely through natural fissures in the formation, or the rock in close proximity to the well bore may be weakened to create fissures.
                              A bit unusual, if the reported depth of 11,000 ft. is correct though.

                              FYI; Cementing of casing is not normally continuous. If gas manage to breach the cement "plug" at the casing shoe it MAY have free access between the casing and the formation until the next casing shoe.

                              I don't know anything about the casing program here, or whether there were any casing set in the lower part of the well yet.

                              Apparently they had been fighting a kick for three days, but not pumping heavy "kill mud" into the well bore, presumably to avoid destroying the well by breaking down the reservoir formation.

                              As to the reporting, or lack of it, when things like this happens far away from the glaring eye of the world media, I have made my opinion clear in several other post in this thread and others.

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                              • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                                Latest on the Rena salvage on Shipwreck Log:
                                Salvage
                                The latest reports on the salvage of the Rena still continues as there are over 350 containers remaining on the bow section. To remove containers has become more difficult for the salvage teams. The bow section sits in area which makes it difficult for the crane ship Smit Borneo to get close enough to pull some containers off the vessel. So, tugs have been employed to pull containers overboard with the crane recovers them from the water.
                                Still More Oil
                                An oil slick is still visible coming from the submerged section of the stern. Reports state there might be at least ten tons of oil trapped in pockets in the stern. Oil continues to wash ashore around Tauranga and Motiti Island. The water around the wreck is also being checked for toxins. The decomposing contents of containers can make the water too toxic for divers in normal dive suits. No reports on how salvage teams will remove the containers still trapped in the stern.
                                The salvage barge Smit Borneo has been busy trying to get the remaining containers off the wreck since her arrival from Singapore.

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