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  • You are reading right, Noah's Ark has been in a collision: https://gcaptain.com/noahs-ark-crash...Captain.com%29
    And yes, it did happen in Oslo.

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    • Cannot becalled an accident, as it appears the engine were deliberately shut down: https://gcaptain.com/bulk-carrier-be...ight-on-board/

      Both anchors are missing, indicating that an attempt was made to stop the ship from drifting aground by dropping them.

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      • LPG tanker explode in the Gulf of Thailand: http://splash247.com/lpg-carrier-exp...f-of-thailand/

        Note that this happened when the tanks were nominally "empty" but not yet gas freed.
        LPG in liquid form is not combustible. It is the is the vapor that is dengerous, thus a loaded LPG/LNG tanker with the inert "blanket" in place is no more dangerous then the gasoline tank in your car. (In fact less so, since there is no inert system for car tanks)

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        • Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          LPG tanker explode in the Gulf of Thailand: http://splash247.com/lpg-carrier-exp...f-of-thailand/

          Note that this happened when the tanks were nominally "empty" but not yet gas freed.
          LPG in liquid form is not combustible. It is the is the vapor that is dengerous, thus a loaded LPG/LNG tanker with the inert "blanket" in place is no more dangerous then the gasoline tank in your car. (In fact less so, since there is no inert system for car tanks)
          OH MY GOODNESS!

          That must have been an extremely terrifying explosion up-close!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • River cruiser had an accident on the canal between Main and Donau rivers: https://gcaptain.com/two-officers-ki...ge-in-germany/
            This is one is owned by Viking River Cruises which belongs to a Norwegian named Torstein Hagen and is the largest River Cruise company in the world.

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            • This is a little known part of the 9/11 story from NYC, exactly 15 years ago: https://gcaptain.com/remembering-sep...11-resilience/

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              • Let's hope that this is not an omen: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/cr...ip/a/23792962/
                With up to 9000 persons on board and only lifeboats for 75% of them, there isn't room for any loss of capacity in a real emergency.

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                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  I still think that with the vastly increased number of passengers and crew on these huge vessels, there will be a large maritime disaster or two in the not so distant future......a friend of mine went around Australia on a ship (one of the small Princesses) and off Sydney they had a safety drill. He said there was a complete disarray of crew, and pax and the entire exercise failed to be completed. Not at all reassuring...

              • Were is the rule , that for every one is a place on the li feboats?
                best regards Thijs

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                • This is Life BOATS. In addition they have Life RAFTS up to 100%.

                  FYI: Passenger ships does not have 200% coverage, (100% each side) like ordinary ships. (If single free fall life boat at center line aft; 100% in the life boat + 100% in rafts)

                  This has been discussed earlier on CVF: http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...senger-vessels
                  There are also some discussion onn the subject in the Oasis of the Seas thread.

                  IMO SOLAS calls for 75% coverage in lifeboats, which is only 37.5% each side + life rafts to cover the rest for a total of 100% of total compliment. No consideration of the inability to launch with more than 20 degr. list, or inaccessibility in case of fire.

                  The new idea is that large ships are the best lifeboat, always able to reach nearest port under all circumstances, which has been proven not to be the case on several occasions already.

                  PS> The Costa Concordia did though, but too close and too small port.

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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    The idea that large ships can reach port under all risky circumstances does seem optimistic. If a 60,000 tonne ship is under way around the NorthWest passage, and runs into trouble (literally and figuratively), ports in the Nunavit area are very few and far between.

                • The new IMO rule about compulsory certified "Verified Gross Mass" (VGM) of containers before they can be loaded on ships has just gone into force.
                  Here is an example of what happens when the declared weight is wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lrhkn-H8Fg
                  This happened in 2012 and should be proof positive that the rule are required for safety. Some exporters claim it was unnecessary additional expenses for them.

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                  • Norwegian owned, HK registered vessel in trouble off Dover: http://www.kentlive.news/dover-cargo...ail/story.html

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                    • Brexit???: https://gcaptain.com/how-a-loose-anc...k-with-france/

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                      • Has Maersk found a new and innovative way of disposing of old vessels without being critcised??: http://splash247.com/maersk-supply-s...ute-scrapyard/

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                        • pakarang
                          pakarang commented
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                          Pretty amazing that TWO vessels sank, not only one... but I was not there, I have no idea what happened. Luckily, nobody was harmed in the sinking.

                      • For all those who've been on tour with Hurtigruten've probably noticed ro-ro cargo vessel "Sørøy" docked in Hammerfest, North Norway owned by Boreal Transport Norge AS.
                        She went on her last trip on day before Christmas Eve 2015 and then she was laid up.

                        She was sold to Atlantic Ship Management AS, Kristiansund in January 2016 and after a couple months at a shipyard, she was resold to Taio shipping, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

                        She left Norway in July 2016 and headed for Rarotonga, Cook Islands under her new name "Moana Nui" and
                        arrived to pacific island mid-October 2016.

                        The January 27, 2017 arrived "Moana Nui" Island Nassau to load coconut.
                        She was lying to load off the reef when a large wave caused the ship to ran aground with major damage on her hull and rudder.
                        The ship could not be salvaged.
                        No one was injured when the accident happened.

                        So it was unfortunately a sad and short foreign service for "Moana Nui" ex."Sørøy" who had served the people of the coast of Finnmark (North Norway) from 1967 to 2015.


                        "Moana Nui"

                        Photo via Cook islands News

                        "Sørøy"

                        Photo via Marine Traffic.com
                        Best wishes from
                        Bengt Domben

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                        • Ralf__
                          Ralf__ commented
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                          Sad story, but very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

                      • I have always found it interesting to see the "next life" of typical and well-known Norwegian ships (such as this one).

                        Kind of sad that her retirement in warmer waters didn't last - she kind of deserved it after having dipped her hull in Arctic waters off Finnmark for her entire life/service.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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