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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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    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

      Explosion and small fire on Stena Saga tonight:
      http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/norge/1.8065123
      Everything seems however gone well, the vessel seems to be still in time.

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      • Re: Random maritime accidents.

        how the yeoman bontrup looks now,2 weeks back from maasmond maritiem.

        best regards Thijs

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        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

          Small fire on the Allure of the Seas:

          http://crew-center.com/small-fire-allure-seas
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          • Re: Random maritime accidents.

            http://www.truckstar.nl/nieuws/detai...in-travemunde/

            http://www.ln-online.de/nachrichten/...trahlruder-aus
            best regards Thijs

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            • Re: Random maritime accidents.

              Oops!! Don't often see ferry vs ferry accidents.
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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              • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                how the yeoman bontrup looks now,2 weeks back from maasmond maritiem.
                Yeoman Bridge in the Pentland Firth & Yeoman Bontrup in the Sound of Mull last weekend. Just managed to catch them both as they appeared unannounced.

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                • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                  From Shipwreck Log today:

                  A coaster when on the rocks off Puerto Rico. Nothing unusual in that, only that this one has 100 illegal immigrants on board: http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2012/06/jireh/

                  Looking at the picture she has two small life rafts only. Luckily they grounded close to shore and in good weather.

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                  • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                    Remember the Rena that run aground in NZ last year?
                    Smit and Svitzer is completing their salvage operation now.
                    Here is some pictures from Shipwreck Log:








                    Pictures are from April/May.

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                    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                      More from the Shipwreck Log:
                      The Mata'u driven ashore on a reef near PukaPuka: http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2012/06/matau/
                      Some "nice pictures there.

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                      • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                        A couple of pictures from Shipwreck Log:
                        A fishing boat high and dry on a rock in Alaska:

                        The drunken skipper refused to leave and had to be forcibly removed by the Coast Guard.

                        A US Army landing craft with a full load of construction equipment and materials from California hit a rock and was run aground near Kodiak, Alaska:

                        That is what landing crafts are fore, being beached I mean.
                        How much they can see from the bridge on this one may be questioned. I doubt they meet IMO rules. But IMO rules doesn't apply to US flag vessels, even if civilian, and this one is military.

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                        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                          Latest on the Rena wreck removal and recovery effort:
                          The long process for the wreck removal is still in progress, in the same time Braemar uses a ROV to search the sea-bed.


                          The special equipment is used by Braemar Howells for cleaning Rena. The observation class Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV), used to-date in finding submerged container wreckage, has been changed with a working class version.

                          While the search class equipment provided the scene to confirm sightings, the replacement ROV features a manipulating arm that can hook up and lift scrap wreckage. With this action the container wreckage will be collected without need of people. It can work at different depths and will be in operation in Rena recovery in near future.

                          Mooring chains are now in position at the Rena for the Unimar recovery barge, which will be collecting scrap from the seabed.

                          Maritime New Zealand say that the oil spill response has been reduced from a Tier 3, or national level, to Tier 2, or regional level, response.

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                          • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                            An interesting report about major accidents in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, incl. the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo incident: http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-con...NeverAgain.pdf

                            It covers some of the major accidents since 1965, when offshore drilling was in it's infancy in the North Sea and anywhere outside GOM.

                            As can be seen in the report of the Sea Gem incident, the rigs were rather different from today's modern fleet used in the North Sea and for deep water operations world wide, but not that much from some units still active in GOM and the Middle East etc.

                            He has missed out two of the major accidents, in terms of loss of lives;

                            The sinking of the Drillship Glomar Java Sea off China, with the loss of 81 lives: http://home.versatel.nl/the_sims/rig/gjs.htm

                            The sinking of the Drillship Seacrest in the Gulf of Thailand, with the loss of 91 lives: http://home.versatel.nl/the_sims/rig/seacrest.htm

                            Both these accidents were caused by capsizing in a Typhoon, but was as much caused by the conflict of command, where the Master is not actually "in command". Shore based manager and on board Toolpusher with no maritime qualifications called the shots in both cases.

                            I know the Seacrest incident the best, because I was Captain on the sistership, Fredericksburg in 1978-80. We drilled the early exploration wells in the GOT together with the Seacrest (then Scan Queen).
                            These were very small Drillships, with both stability and bending moment critical for safe operation.

                            The long time Captain on the Seacrest had left only two months before because he could not take responsibility for the way the ship was being operated by the Oil company and defacto Owner.

                            I did the same from another Drillship working in GOT in 1997, and for the same reason. When I am legally responsible as Master on a vessel with 100+ people on board, I want to have full control of anything and everything to do with safe maritime operation and full backing by the Management. When that was not the case, I took the consequences and quit.

                            This problem still exists in the industry even today. The OIM is in many cases a drilling man with a week long course in maritime affairs.

                            Luckily the equipment has become better and the forecasting is a lot more reliable, but that does not mean you can be 100% sure to ride out a storm, or avoid a blow-out.

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                            • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                              Interesting document. And interesting to read that concerns for the environment and environmental laws, may have actually insured that the accident aboard the Deepwater Horizon became a full blown disaster that led to one of our biggest oil spills of all time. Re; Must not vent escaping hydrocarbons overboard, must direct them into a tank.
                              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.

                                A vessel in distress is denied entry to any port:
                                http://www.marinelink.com/news/flami...ied346882.aspx
                                Has nothing been learnt from the Erika and Prestige incidents??

                                Maritime Law is clear, but over protective environmental rules appears to over ride any Maritime considerations or any Maritime knowledge.
                                Will this ship be force to stay at sea until she sinks?? Then millions will be spent to try to remove the fuel on board from 4000 m. depth?? (Refr. Prestige)

                                PS> Latest news I have found: http://www.joc.com/container-lines/m...wed-away-storm
                                Last edited by ombugge; August 20th, 2012, 12:08.

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