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    Re: Random maritime accidents.

    From Shipwreck Log:
    Another fast boat that longed for a new life ashore.
    The 135 foot long crew vessel Miss Pearl went aground on Sabine Jetties near Houston, Texas. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter and a rescue boat to the scene. The helicopter safely hoisted the four crew on board and transported them to awaiting EMS staff. All four crewmen on board suffered minor injuries. The Miss Pearl released some 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The owners of the vessel have started salvage and cleanup operations. The cause of the grounding was not yet reported. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.


    The crew being lifted off by helicopter:

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      Re: Random maritime accidents.

      It seems that Costa Cruise Lines cannot get a break. Costa Allegra is adrift in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles. Apparently there was a fire in a generating room that has knocked out power to the entire ship. No passengers or crew were injured.

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        Re: Random maritime accidents.

        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
        It seems that Costa Cruise Lines cannot get a break. Costa Allegra is adrift in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles. Apparently there was a fire in a generating room that has knocked out power to the entire ship. No passengers or crew were injured.
        It's going to be a really THOUGH year for Costa Crosiere this year....

        There is an image at maritimematters of the crippled ship, the Costa Allegra: http://maritimematters.com/2012/02/c...-fishing-boat/

        She is taken under tow by a fishing boat...

        Probably not a good day for the people on board either:

        http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/02/27/n...egra/20432108/

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17183134

        http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012...nk1&pLid=98251
        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.

          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          It's going to be a really THOUGH year for Costa Crosiere this year....

          There is an image at maritimematters of the crippled ship, the Costa Allegra: http://maritimematters.com/2012/02/c...-fishing-boat/

          She is taken under tow by a fishing boat...

          Probably not a good day for the people on board either:

          http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/02/27/n...egra/20432108/

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17183134

          http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012...nk1&pLid=98251
          New update for the Costa Allegra: http://maritimematters.com/2012/02/c...ges-direction/
          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.

            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            Video of the passengers sleeping on deck, shot three days after the fire started, with food being rationed on board:

            http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/03/01/n...ykke/20488082/
            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.

              Stena Feronia collision.

              An incident from a few days ago. A small cargo vessel collided with the ferry 'Stena Feronia' near the entrance to Belfast Lough. The cargo vessel the 'Union Moon' suffered severe damage to her bow, whilst the ferry suffered a large gash in her side exposing the car deck.



              The above image from the Utv gallery.

              Looking through the photos concerning the incident you will see how small the cargo vessel was in comparison to the ferry. A good job to i feel.
              Last edited by Steve.B; March 12th, 2012, 15:17.
              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.

                Some pretty positive comments about the Stena crew in the press - some less positive comments about the care after they were off the ship. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17296113

                Captain of the Cargo boat arrested for excess alcohol. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17340481
                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                  Re: Random maritime accidents.

                  on page 8 post 155 there was the news about the sinking of the tug ''fairply 22''.

                  the investigation is completed now.
                  one of the main corses was that doors ware open,whats allowed the water to come in quicker.
                  here is the link,but al in dutch,and i am not gonna translate 100 pages of it.
                  but there are some drawings about the facts.
                  if you can't come out with a translation site,i can try to help out fot that part.
                  (in my welknown english,so IF that would help)

                  http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/docs/rappo ... nitief.pdf

                  the short version of it.

                  http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/docs/persb ... 12_DEF.pdf
                  best regards Thijs

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                    Re: Random maritime accidents.

                    Some dramatic pictures from Ports and Ships - Port News, South Africa:

                    Tuesday morning, 26 July and the Phoenix has gone aground. It is during this period, with seas washing over the deck of the vessel, that the helicopters began airlifting to safety the 15 Indian crewmembers. (Picture by Clinton Wyness)

                    The crew of 15 being rescued:

                    As swells engulf much of the grounded ship, the Transnet port helicopter from Richards Bay swoops in to lift off another seaman from the deck of the Phoenix. (Picture by Jules O’Toole)

                    The ship abandoned but with a salvage crew gone back onboard to asses the salvage possibilities:

                    Another view of the ship being pounded by the seas. (Picture by Rogan Ward)

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                      Re: Random maritime accidents.

                      A not so dramatic incident from Shipwreck Log:

                      This isn't any good news for the Cruise industry, another fire on a Cruise ship.
                      The 180 meter long, 2000 dwt passenger ship Azamara Quest suffered a fire in the engine room while in the Sulu Sea near Mapun Island, Philippines. The crew quickly extinguished the blaze, but the fire disabled the vessel with a complete power blackout. Smoke from the fire spread to other parts of the vessel and passengers were issued life jackets.
                      The vessel remained adrift for 24 hours before the crew was able to make repairs. The crew was able to get one of the vessel’s engines operating and restore power. The Azamara Quest proceeded to Sandakan, Boreno where it safely berthed. No reports of injuries to the 590 passengers on board. One crewman was seriously injured while another five crewmen were treated for smoke inhalation. The Azamara Quest had left Hong Kong on March 26 for a 17-day cruise around Southeast Asia.

                      The Azamara Quest was assisted by several vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard. Five vessels along with aircraft were dispatched to assist with the disabled cruise ship. However, the crew of the Azamara Quest did not send out a distress call to the authorities. Details to the extent of damage to the vessel has not been reported.
                      Don't Cruise ships have Emergency Generators in a separate compartment from the Main Generators???
                      Even if they have 4 or more generators a fire in the Generator room will result in a blackout.

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                        Re: Random maritime accidents.

                        Rogaland appears to be a dangerous place.
                        Here from Shipwreck Log:

                        The 87 meter long, 3735 dwt freighter Fortuna ran aground near Helvik, Egersund, Norway. Initial attempt to refloat the Fortuna failed, but the vessel was refloated next day with the assistance of a tug and a lifeboat from the Norway Sea Rescue . The freighter’s hull was holed from the grounding. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
                        he 55 meter long, 823 dwt freighter Faktor ran aground off Huglo Island, Norway. The vessel was en route from Haugesund to Jondal with a cargo of shingles and sand when the mate fell asleep at the helm. The vessel ran up on the rocky shore, but no reports of water ingress or pollution being released. A salvage tug was requested and refloated the vessel later the same day. The vessel proceed to Olen for further inspection. No reports of injuries to the five crew on board. Authorities suspect alcohol or drugs as a factor and are conducting an investigation into the incident.
                        Looks like he got kind of lost in "tham thar fjords":
                        Last edited by ombugge; April 4th, 2012, 10:18.

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                          Re: Random maritime accidents.

                          I really hated to hear about the fire aboard Quest. The ex R class ships are some of my most favorite.

                          Does anyone know the cause of the fire aboard Royal Princess in 2009? I am curious if both fires have any similarities.

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                            Re: Random maritime accidents.

                            Those are some dramatic shots... I think, I might have wet my pants if caught in those waves hanging under a helicopter.
                            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.

                              Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                              on page 8 post 155 there was the news about the sinking of the tug ''fairply 22''.

                              the investigation is completed now.
                              one of the main corses was that doors ware open,whats allowed the water to come in quicker.
                              here is the link,but al in dutch,and i am not gonna translate 100 pages of it.
                              but there are some drawings about the facts.
                              if you can't come out with a translation site,i can try to help out fot that part.
                              (in my welknown english,so IF that would help)

                              http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/docs/rappo ... nitief.pdf

                              the short version of it.

                              http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/docs/persb ... 12_DEF.pdf
                              Here you can find the english version of the report
                              Regards,
                              Eskild
                              Master Mariner

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                                Re: Random maritime accidents.

                                From Shipwreck Log today:

                                The 75 meter long, 1223 dwt ro-ro/cargo vessel Sea Flower caught fire while berthed at Miragoane, Haiti. The fire quickly engulfed the vessel. One person was killed and another suffered injuries. The vehicles and cargo on board were charred to a total loss. The port lacked any fire fighting equipment and fire fighters from Port au Prince arrived too late to save the ship. Local residents lashed out and ransack the port facilities. Reports state the local residents were upset when the authorities didn’t act to save the vessel. The location and cause of the fire was unknown. The Sea Flower regularly sailed between Miami and Haiti twice a week.


                                There is something familiar with this vessel. Built 1971 IMO No. 7053238. Register; Bolivia
                                Anybody know her history???

                                Maritime accidents happens every day and every where.
                                Here is probably the most spectacular one the last few days, reported in Shipwreck Log:

                                The 49 meter long fishing vessel Ramnfjord went aground off Kristiansund, Norway. The vessel went onto the rocks and immediately sent out a distress call. A rescue boat responded and reached the scene and found five crew on the rocks with two more in the water. The water was too shallow for the rescue boat, but another vessel came to the rescue. The vessel was able to pull the two crew out of the water. A rescue helicopter arrived and winched the remaining five crew off the rocks. No reports of injuries. The vessel suffered significant flooding and damage. The Ramnfjord has heeled over to port and some pollution has been released. The fishing vessel had some 60 tons of diesel fuel and lubricating oil on board when it went aground.
                                Last edited by ombugge; April 25th, 2012, 11:58.

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