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    Pictures of Marco Polo aground here: http://www.lofotposten.no/Se_bildene...-29-11548.html

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    • Gaelsail
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      Just watched her sail- then stop round the corner
      Last edited by Gaelsail; November 1st, 2014, 19:11.

    • Gaelsail
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      Currently heading out to sea, 12.9kn.

    • kiki42
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      gosh I was on the Marco Polo in 2006 on the same trip and we went over the mud banks, stirring up the mud it was quite weird seeing all the brown water , a bit frightening .

    thought i would add my ship wreck photos on this thread as well as the Cyprus one. This Spanish ship carrying wood i believe , went down in 1953 ? or near that. The Glass bottom boat does trips from Paphos harbour out to the reef and goes over the site, so close to the wreck.








    past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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      A summary of articles with images and videos from the Marco Polo-grounding at Lofoten the past week:

      Push it, baby!



      http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/v...en/a/23327143/

      http://www.dagbladet.no/2014/11/01/n...skip/36028284/

      http://www.lofotposten.no/Cruiseskip...-29-11260.html
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        Very interesting collection of images about the YARMOUTH CASTLE disaster outside Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas:

        http://flashbackmiami.com/2014/11/12...h-castle-fire/
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          One of the yachts taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race has run aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean: http://gcaptain.com/volvo-ocean-race...Captain.com%29

          The Volvo Ocean Race skippers are relying on electronic charts to make their way around the world and in this case, the limitations of such charts appear to have let them down.


          The reef is large(28 n.miles North to South) and well charted, with a few buildings and a Coast Guard Station on the largest island, Ile de Sud.
          If you tune your electronic chart machine to large scale it is easy to miss them, but there are any number of signs that you are approaching a reef, even at night;
          - The wave pattern and consequently the boat motions changes.
          - The breakers can be heard from quite far away.
          - When you get close enough the breakers can be seen, even on a very dark night.

          The VOR is not single handed, so there should be somebody looking out at all times, even if they though they were alone and in the middle of an open ocean.

          Reliance on electronics only is the cause of most groundings and collisions nowadays.
          Luckily nobody got hurt, except that the ego of
          the Skipper and Crew got dented: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/8082_Team-Vestas-Wind-updates.html
          An expensive boat got lost though.

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          Korean fishing vessel has sunk with loss of more than 50 lives, mostly Indonesians: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-russian-coast

          Another link: http://rbth.com/news/2014/12/01/stor...wle_41848.html

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            A major rescue operation is underway for a Greek ferry carrying more than 460 people which caught fire around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu.
            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30615721

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              That Greek ferry-incident is so scary in many ways: it bothers me a lot when thinking about my own ferry, loaded with up to 100 MT of Methane gas beneath the car deck, and the industry's strong wish to further downsize the already low crew number, with the blessing of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Norwegian owned and operated vessels are hotly in the news today for all the wrong reasons.
                Hoegh Osaka aground off IOW:
                http://gcaptain.com/gearbulk-owned-o...Captain.com%29

                Bulk Jupiter sinks off Vietnam:
                http://gcaptain.com/hoegh-osaka-car-...n-in-progress/

                Both are owned and operated by reputable Norwegian Shipping Companies, but not Norwegian flagged and manned.

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                  Amazing that it is possible to collide in clear weather and in heavily regulated waters with mandatory Traffic Separation Zones to avoid just such accidents:
                  http://gcaptain.com/crews-battle-oil...Captain.com%29

                  Maybe they need to get their head up from the numerous screens and look out the windows once in a while??

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                    Extraordinary picture of the upturned hull of a cargo ship in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland. Cyprus registered cement carrier Cemfjord.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-30670842

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                    Yes, Cecilia, I saw it on TV last night - a horrifying sight.
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      That one was chilling.

                      Seem to have been a run of these lately - both aviation and marine.

                      The Hoegh Osaka parking itself neatly between the West Bramble Buoy and the Bramble Pile on the sharp turn into Southampton Water was rather impressive too. Hope we have no German friends waiting delivery of a new Mini, Nissan or Land Rover.

                      http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...und_in_Solent/
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      It is now known that she was deliberately grounded, but not what caused the list that made the Master and Pilot make the decision to do so.
                      Here is what and how it was done: http://gcaptain.com/3d-dynamic-repla...Captain.com%29

                      Salvage team will have to determine that and residual stability with water ingression, before coming up with a feasible salvage plan: http://gcaptain.com/hoegh-osaka-salv...Captain.com%29

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                        Another "severe" accident involving Norwegian ships: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/soere/article10518707.ece

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