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  • Re: Random maritime accidents.

    Here is a link to the hoist cam & helicopter during the rescue. A few short clips made it on the news but this is 11+ minutes including the comms between the crew and the altitude warning system getting in an occasional word.

    http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2012/1...rricane-sandy/

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    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

      Thanks for the links Dane. Watching that sends a shiver down my spine. A horrible situation to find yourself in. Thank god the EPIRB done it's job, looking at the way the sea was chucking those rafts around i doubt those people would have survived much longer.

      Terrible to hear of the loss of life, and such a shame that such a ship was lost. Why they were out in those conditions with the weather forecast is not for me to speculate, but i know from experience what it's like when your caught up in weather you really should not be out in - hoping and praying that everything carries on working like it should. Because when something important fails you can find yourself in big trouble very quickly. I certainly do not miss those times at sea.
      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 great video found on vimeo.com:

        https://vimeo.com/52280576
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        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

          Watching that video, coupled with the natural disasters and changing climate the worlds seen over the last decade or so, really does make me stop and think just how fragile our way of life really is. Natures demonstrated to us just how easily she can make all of our technological marvels useless with just a quick flick of her wrist.

          She can pick up mighty ships and dump them on the beach without even thinking about it, and she can knock out our power supplies without even working up a sweat. We think that a storm that covers half of the USA is big, but i am sure that nature could just as easily cook up a storm that covers half our planet. Her small earthquakes off of our shores can cause immense damage and loss of life, showing us just how vulnerable we really are.

          And when was the last time this planet suffered one of natures super volcanic eruptions?, not a small eruption that simple buries the surrounding area in ash, lava and mud, but one that will fill half our atmosphere with so much ash that it blocks the suns power from reaching us.

          And then we have the sun itself, one big solar eruption in the right direction (or wrong direction for us), and god only knows what will happen. Say goodbye to all of our fancy satellites for a start. And then when you think about all of the asteroids and comets that roam freely through space, it really does make you realise just how fragile we all really are.

          Ships being dumped on the beach?, that's really nothing when you think about it in the scheme of things.

          Now how 'off topic' was that?
          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 Floatel has had some problem at the Njord Field, off Norway: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/innenriks/article6626203.ece

            Here is the Floatel Superior as seen at the building yard, Keppel FELS Pioneer Yard:

            You saw it first here on CVF

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            • Re: Random maritime accidents.

              Tragic, but from my safe chair here half the world away, I don't understand why they were forced to leave the ship so fast?

              Apparently, there were some fatalities as the lifeboat capsized.

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              • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                Two cruise ships bumped into eachother recently in Bermuda:

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                • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                  Rig collapse at Jurong Shipyard: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/images/icon_embed_1.gif

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                  • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                    A picture showing how badly the rig that had the accident at Jurong Shipyard is listed:


                    I haven't been to the yard to see it up close as I'm not involved in the accident investigation, but one question begs to be answered; why was the nearly 1000 people on board the rig when they were doing Jacking test????

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                    • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                      collision on the northsea this week,between a roro vessel ''baltic ace'' and the container vessel ''corvus j''





                      for images off the damaged ''corvus j'' scroll below.

                      http://www.knrm.nl/waar-wij-zijn/red...entID=6AADAFB4

                      13 sailers died
                      Last edited by janihudi; December 8th, 2012, 09:20.
                      best regards Thijs

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                      • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                        I don't know... BUT, there is something REALLY FAMILIAR with the ship Baltic Ace...

                        Either, I have seen it before myself, or it might be that I have a photo of it somewhere, perhaps it's been in the news before, or perhaps I have an image of that ship somewhere, when she docked near the SS Norway in Bremerhaven....?
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                        • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                          The top 20 Major Oil Spills since 1967: http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/...ls-since-1967/

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                          • Re: Random maritime accidents.

                            A tug, the Christos XXII was hit by it's own tow last night and holed off the coast of South Devon.

                            Conflicting reports at the moment, but it would appear that 6 of the tugs 8 crew members were removed from the vessel by lifeboat and Royal Navy vessels. Reports in the news say that pumps taken aboard the tug appear to have the flooding under control.

                            http://news.sky.com/story/1037683/de...ollution-fears

                            http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/UP...ail/story.html

                            The tug and tow had apparently entered the bay in order to under take some minor repairs, it was whilst the tug was coming to a stop that she was hit by her tow - the MS Emsstrom. I have just seen a news report on the tv showing the Emsstrom listing heavily.

                            The MS Emsstrom appears to have a bit of history and may be known to a lot of seafarers.

                            http://www.ggt-emsstrom.de/index.php...28&language=en

                            And then news on her website reporting she was to be closed at the end of 2012.

                            With deepest regrets we have to announce, that the G.G.T. MS "Emsstrom" mbH will close on December 31, 2012, after 15 years of successful training and post graduate training.
                            http://www.ggt-emsstrom.de/index.php...13&language=en
                            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.

                              I have just seen a news report on the tv showing the Emsstrom listing heavily
                              .

                              Update, the Emsstrom as now sunk.
                              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.

                                This is a tragedy. There are no German news reporting where it was to be towed to and who a probably new owner became. The ship was not able to travel with own power, but has still been fully equipped for the education of seamen.

                                http://www.ndr.de/regional/niedersac...sstrom113.html
                                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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