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    http://gcaptain.com/msc-monterey-con...inking-canada/
    best regards Thijs

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      The hunt goes on.... as the whereabout of the ship once again reached a climax and went viral as a story about a ship with cannibal rat infested ship....

      http://whereisorlova.com/
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • Ralf__
        Ralf__ commented
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        I have read a similar article also.... but there is no new information in it, as well as in the update. There are just people speculating. No new sign, no proof that she has sunk, just nothing.

      Dramatic video on the grounding of a coaster off France: http://gcaptain.com/watch-as-huge-wa...Captain.com%29

      Some later pictures (not in sequence): http://gcaptain.com/ship-breaks-up-o...Captain.com%29

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        The sea gives, and the sea takes.... very dramatic video there in ombugge's post.

        I saw the grounding was mentioned in today's maasmondmaritime newsletter as well. Nobody lost their lives thankfully, but in that instance, we can see how bad things can go, and how fast things can go bad when the engines cut out at the wrong time.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          IMO Guide Line about safe haven and refuge does not work: http://gcaptain.com/maritime-maisie-...Captain.com%29

          It is happening again, a ship in distress is not allowed into a port, or shelter, where her dangerous cargo and her bunker fuel can be safely transferred,
          In stead the damaged ship is being towed around until such time that she is hit by a storm and break up, creating a large spilling to affect the countries that refuse entry.

          Frequently they will arrest the Master and Senior Officers, "just in case they are guilty of something".

          I did the Accident Investigation after the capsizing and sinking of a tug that was assisting a tanker while berthing at a SBM off India some years ago.
          4 persons died on the tug and the surviving Indonesian crew were held in detention, "just in case they had caused the accident".

          It took me several days before I could get access to the Indian flag tanker, and then only by pulling strings in New Delhi, to confirm what had become obvious;
          The capsizing was caused by the tanker, by using too high approach speed for the tug to safely follow.

          Nobody got blamed and nobody on the tanker, or the local Mooring Master, was detained, or received any kind of punishment.

          That may also fit well into a discussion I have instigated in another thread, about the attitude towards foreigners, especially so if they are also seafarers.
          Last edited by ombugge; February 14th, 2014, 03:27.

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            More on this subject on g-captain today: http://gcaptain.com/high-profile-ves...Captain.com%29

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              And the Mariteme Maisie saga goes on. Someone have to be "brave" enough to cut through the bullsh*it here to avoid an environmental catastrophy:
              http://gcaptain.com/maritime-maisie-...Captain.com%29

              If this saga goes on the inevitable conclusion is that if this ship sink and spill it's cargo into the Strait of Japan it could kill fisheries in the region for years to come.
              IMO has no power to enforce any of it's guidelines. It needs to implement binding rules for Safe Haven and Refuge.Unfortunately such rules need to be ratified by the majority of member states before it becomes effective. That process takes years. Meanwhile there will probably be several major incidents of this nature.

              Remember the Prestige? In that case most of the cargo went down with the ship and kept on leaking out and polluting the coast of Portugal, Spain and France for months. The cost of removing the Heavy Fuel from the wreck in very deep water was several hundreds of millions of dollars.

              Luckily the Strait of Japan is not that deep, but the cost of removing the cargo, estimated at 26,000 tons of the highly flammable chemical acrylonitrile, may be a lot more difficult.

              Discussion making in this kind of cases need to be by professionals, not by bureaucrats sitting in their ivory tower somewhere.

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                Now all we have to do is wait for the next spring tide:

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                  Is that last one intentional or accidental, I wonder?
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    it seems that the ''viking grace'' sails into a smal vessel last saterday.
                    close near the coast of Kapelskarr,about 90 kilometrs north of Stockholm.
                    3 people felt in the water and where picked up by another small vessel.
                    the accident happens during a thick fog.the ferry came in to the next port with a 15 minutes delay.

                    best regards Thijs

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                      HSC aground near Bodo: http://www.smp.no/ntb/innenriks/article9833176.ece
                      Familiar area and boat for some here on CVF

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                        Now that is quite a coincident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nc24I-SodE
                        How do you capture somebody falling off a Cruise ship, unless "accidentally"??

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                          Popular belief is that Flag of Convenience = low safety standard.
                          This should prove that to be a misconception. ​From MAASMOND MARITIME - DAILY COLLECTION OF MARITIME PRESS CLIPPINGS 2014 – 182:

                          Liberia has been confirmed as the best-performing major ship registry worldwide over the last three years in the latest statistics from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control. The Paris MoU statistics confirm that Liberia had the best detention rate during the last three years of those registries with more than 100,000 gt of shipping under their flag. Liberia’s detention rate was 2.03 per cent, based on 82 detentions arising from 4,046 inspections. This positions it well ahead of the Marshall Islands, which had a detention rate of 2.50 per cent based on 63 detentions of 2,521 vessels inspected. Panama was in third place, with a detention rate of 4.89 per cent, resulting from 305 detentions out of 6,238 inspections. Liberia also recently received its QUALSHIP (Quality Shipping for the 21st Century) certification for 2014 from the United States Coast Guard. Only a small percentage of foreign-flag ships calling at US ports are admitted to the QUALSHIP programme, based on the excellence of their port state control record. Designated ships are recognised and rewarded by the USCG for their commitment to safety and quality. The USCG has congratulated the Liberian Registry on its “exceptional commitment to quality”, and highlighted its “excellent” detention ratio. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Liberia is committed to keeping its fleet of ships, the second largest in the world, operating efficiently and on schedule. Time is money. Moreover, it is encouraging to see that Liberia’s proactive approach to safety and regulatory compliance continues to receive independent endorsement in the form of its presence on the White Lists of all Port State Control Memorandums of Understanding worldwide, its confirmation of QUALSHIP certification, and its excellent detention record.” The Liberian Registry is one of the world’s largest and most active shipping registers, and has long been considered the world’s most technologically advanced maritime administration. It has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive service to owners. www.liscr.com
                          Liberia is the larges and among the oldest FOCs.
                          Not to say that there are not any FOCs that do have low safety standard, but it is not a given.
                          NIS is a FOC of sort, but is priding itself of holding same safety standard as NOR, although none of the two registers are able to compete with Liberia, it appears??

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                          Ferry accident in Norway: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e9_1...038&comments=1
                          Old news apparently.

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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            OOOPs!! I accidentally put this under the Korean Ferry Accident. It should obviously have been in the Random Accidents thread.
                            Oh well, it is old news anyhow.

                          • Sterkoder
                            Sterkoder commented
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                            I wouldn't say frequent..., but we hear about it from time to time, each year.
                            In the last few days we've seen HARDANGER run on ground (8 days ago), GODFJORD smashing into two quays (2 days ago) and DRIVA smashing into a private quay (5 days ago).
                            So right now, it's rather frequent.

                          • PoloUK
                            PoloUK commented
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                            Moved to the Random Accidents thread. (I hope).

                          How not to ballast a semi-submersible barge: http://gcaptain.com/three-dead-posh-...Captain.com%29

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