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    I'm sad to hear that the Norman Atlantic ferry has claimed two more lives. Two crew aboard a tug were killed when struck by a cable.

    http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/n...-the-adriatic/

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      Latest update on Hoegh Osaka: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-30717312

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        Hoegh Osakas didn't like it on the Bumble Bank, so she took off by herself: http://gcaptain.com/hoegh-osaka-self...Captain.com%29
        The Salvors may have wanted her to stay put until they could assess whether she would float or capsize entirely.
        No words on why she developed a list in the first place yet.

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        The Bulk Jupiter was lost with only one of her crew saved. Here is a lengthy article about the phenomenon that is likely to have caused capsizing: http://gcaptain.com/bulk-jupiter-sin...Captain.com%29

        See also my comment below the article.

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          More problems for Salvors of Hoegh Osaka: http://gcaptain.com/stricken-hoegh-o...content=261222

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            The salvage of Hoegh Osaka is still ongoing: http://gcaptain.com/hoegh-osaka-salv...content=261222

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              Following on from #579 / #583 / #584 / #591, in the last few hours it has been reported that after 19 days stranded in the Solent and with her list now reduced to 5 degrees, the Hoegh Osaka has been towed back to Southampton.

              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30943140

              In those 19 days, she spontaneously refloated herself off the sandbank, then faced a period of high winds during which she contacted one of the Svitzer tugs that was trying to hold her on station. The tug sustained some damage and needed to be replaced.

              It will be interesting to see what the investigation into the list reveals. My own theory is failure of the ballast system but who knows. Has anyone seen any reports yet?
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              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
              Deck plan geek.

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              • nari
                nari commented
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                Was there any truth in the statement I read online that she had started to list in the Channel and was run aground deliberately to avoid being a danger to shipping?

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Yes she was deliberately grounded. (See post #584)
                If she had capsized in the chanel it would have been a major problem for on of UK's main ports.
                What caused the list in the first place is still an open question.

              She is safely moored in Southampton: http://www.mpa.gov.sg/sites/global_n...tatistics.page

              I knew the Duchies would get it.

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              • Clipper
                Clipper commented
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                Ombugge, that MPA Singapore page doesn't seem to give me a whole load of info about Southampton.

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Oooops, I didn't pay attention, did I? Cut n' past doesn't always work as planned.
                Here is the correct link: http://gcaptain.com/hoegh-osaka-unde...content=261222

              Hoegh Osaka

              Here she is on Marine Traffic :

              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-31002897

              And a BBC report on unloading the vehicles :

              http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/.../shipid:726045
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              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
              Deck plan geek.

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              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Like I said, not always easy to get it right, and in the right order.

              • Clipper
                Clipper commented
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                And here's a page with a better video of the offloading - this one showing at least one vehicle with some damage.

                http://gcaptain.com/cars-removed-fro...carrier-video/
                from the same site Ombugge linked to above

              There was an excellent series on the BBC not so long back 'Channel Patrol', looking at various elements of the English Channel. They showed the Stevedores at work loading the car transporters in Southampton - and having seen the skill and care they invest in doing this, I'm not at all surprised to see so many of the vehicles coming off in one piece.

              Thanks for sharing the link Clipper.
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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              • Clipper
                Clipper commented
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                Mark,

                There was also an episode of "Coast", where Nick Crane showed us the skills involved in loading a car transport vessel ... in Immingham IIRC.

              Since I was unable to post this in it's appropriate thread I'll put it here. It is an "accident" waiting to happen" anyhow:

              The Sea Shephards has received funds to build a new pirate vessel: http://gcaptain.com/sea-shepherd-hea...nning-jackpot/
              That should enable them to flaunt all maritime laws and rules faster and endanger more people then ever before.
              Maybe somebody should donate monies to teach them seamanship and how to behave at sea??

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              • Clipper
                Clipper commented
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                The operating costs of a ship like that must be horrendous. Hopefully they will run out of cash before they do any real harm.

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                I agree. These are the real pirates of the South Seas.
                How can the Netherlands allow them to operate under cover the Dutch flag in any disguise???
                Any seaman would revolt at the way they breaks all Maritime Laws and Rules, written or un-written.

              • ecureilx
                ecureilx commented
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                I am not much of a mariner, but I believe SS has a lot of financial backers, they may not run out of money ..

                those backers are thinking of doing good, but .. I guess the SS crew are just kids in a candy store ..

              Hoegh Osaka is sailing on her own after the dramatic grounding in the Solent: http://gcaptain.com/car-carrier-hoeg...content=261222

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                Cargo ship Lysblink Seaways has run aground at Ardnamurchan on the west coast of Scotland.
                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-31515061

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                  This was fascinating!

                  Almost a century on, footage has surfaced of a freak boating disaster that killed 844 people traveling to a company picnic in Chicago.
                  On the morning of July 24, 1915 the SS Eastland capsized while it was still docked in around 20ft of water. Many of the victims were children and teenagers, who drowned while wearing their Sunday best.

                  Two newly-discovered grainy black and white clips of the incident show workers trying to right the luxury vessel, with survivors huddled together shivering in blankets.

                  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...844-found.html
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                    Serious accident on a drilling rig off Norway: http://gcaptain.com/roughneck-injure...content=261222

                    The local take on the accident: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10713492.ece

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