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  • Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Another ship has sunk, this time in the North Sea: http://gcaptain.com/dutch-freighter-.../#.VhPoknqqpBc

    the sailing company Flinter has abandoned the vessel,leaveng the salvage costs to the tax payers of Holland or Belgium
    best regards Thijs

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    • ombugge
      ombugge commented
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      Flinter is a major Dutch Shipping company operating abt. 50 vessel. I assume that they are insured through a reputable P&I Club, which includes wreck removal??
      In any case, the ship does not appear to be badly damaged, or even sunk, just resting on the bottom in shallow water. Cost of salvage and repairs should not be prohibitive for this 2002 built vessel.

      PS> It appears that Flinterstar has been declared a "constructive total loss" due to the damages sustained, but that does not mean that the P&I Club can walk away. They are still fully responsible for salvage or wreck removal.
      Here is an update: http://www.heavyliftnews.com/news/mv...ss-off-belgium

  • Barge capsize on the Yangtze: http://gcaptain.com/barge-capsizes-o.../#.Viyy3_krKUk

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    • A Macau ferry collide with unknown object in Hong Kong. No fatalities this time, however: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...n/2217024.html

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      • Bulker driven ashore by a Hurricane on the Mexican coast: http://gcaptain.com/bulk-carrier-bre.../#.Vi7W0fkrKUl
        Luckily it appears to be in ballast and broken amidships, well away from the fuel tanks.

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        • I had never heard about the PRINCESS SOPHIA disaster... and reading the story, I find it pretty amazing that almost everybody perished after such an insignificant "accident" as grounding.

          http://oceanlinersmagazine.com/2015/...tion-disaster/
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          • The season is on. A ship adrift off Scotland: https://gcaptain.com/adrift-cargo-sh...fc43-139840365

            There is a link to a short video at the end of the article.

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            • Runaway anchor chain may not qualify as a catastrophe, but never the less: https://gcaptain.com/watch-runaway-a...haos-and-fire/

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              • Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                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
                The report has been published. Now Ombugge reports Skog adrift. Is this ship from the same company?
                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                The season is on. A ship adrift off Scotland: https://gcaptain.com/adrift-cargo-sh...fc43-139840365
                Grounding of general cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan peninsula, West Scotland on 18 February 2015.

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                • The Singapore registered AHTS Swiber Torunn run aground in Mexico: https://gcaptain.com/2016/01/04/vide...dd43-139840365

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                  • Another RoRo/Car Carrier lost stability and has been abandoned: https://gcaptain.com/2016/01/26/list...b20a-139840365
                    There is an inherent problem with this type of vessel. A little water on deck is enough to upset their stability, causing the vehicles to come loos and making the list to one side "permanent".
                    If the crew try to pump ballast to correct the list they aggravate the situation when she lolls to the opposite side, then panic and abandon ship, or are ordered to do so by the rescuers.

                    It is also possible that the automated anti-heel system has been lefty active/not isolated, causing the initial problem.

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                    • Has a cause for the Hoegh Osaka grounding been determined? It's been about a year and I am still not finding a cause online. I assumed since the ship was in good condition and the crew safe after the accident that they might be able to determine a cause relatively quickly.

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                      • As far as I know Dane, we're just as far as this interim report, promising full report in March:

                        https://assets.digital.cabinet-offic...port1_2016.pdf
                        Cheers,

                        Mark.

                        www.pologlover.co.uk

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                        • pakarang
                          pakarang commented
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                          Thanks for sharing that link!

                      • It may be late summer/earl autumn in Antarctica, but it is still a tough place to operate, even for powerful icebreakers: https://gcaptain.com/australian-iceb...971e-139840365

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                        • nari
                          nari commented
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                          As of yesterday, AA was freed from the ice and as one would hope, not damaged significantly. Kerguluen has always been of interest to various explorers and researchers and is part of an ancient high plateau, I understand.

                      • Maria Celeste light??: https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/54...p-Video-report
                        Last edited by ombugge; March 1st, 2016, 03:49. Reason: Change to a better website

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                        • You have got VTS, AIS, Radar, DGPS, ECDIS Ploters and God knows whatever elese to help in avioding accidents at sea, especially groundings and collision​: http://gcaptain.com/major-damage-to-...ion-off-china/

                          Yet we appears to have as many such accidents as before. Why??
                          ​Maybe it would help lifting your head from all the screens and look out the window?
                          Last edited by ombugge; May 12th, 2016, 11:21.

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                          • janihudi
                            janihudi commented
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                            if you look at the video of there AIS,its just like if they thought,what ever happens,we're gooing to harpoon the safmarine.

                            what i also notice,but correct me when im wrong,but it looks like there is Always a MSC vessel in problems.(nit in this collision though)
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