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    #61
    Thanks so much for sharing that story with us!
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #62
      Russian icebreaker carrying over 100 tourists stuck in the ice around Antarctica

      MOSCOW - A Russian icebreaker carrying more than 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on a cruise around Antarctica was struggling to free itself from sea ice about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from clear water on Tuesday, a shipping company said.

      http://travel.sympatico.ca/TravelNew...abc&date=False
      Last edited by pakarang; November 18th, 2009, 10:54. Reason: Added description and introduction of posted link.

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        #63
        Originally posted by Remarc View Post
        Russian icebreaker carrying over 100 tourists stuck in the ice around Antarctica

        MOSCOW - A Russian icebreaker carrying more than 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on a cruise around Antarctica was struggling to free itself from sea ice about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from clear water on Tuesday, a shipping company said.

        http://travel.sympatico.ca/TravelNew...abc&date=False
        Incident Involving I/B Kapitan Khlebnikov

        November 17, 2009
        5.4 Miles SW of Snow Hill Island
        64° 35’9 S, 56° 59’6 W
        Incident Details

        Vessel: I/B Kapitan Khlebnikov
        Date: November 17, 2009
        Location: 64° 35’9 S, 56° 59’6 W
        Time: 15:30 UTC / 12:30 Local Time

        Quark Expeditions today reports that improving weather conditions have allowed the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov to make some progress in its return to port in Ushuaia, Argentina.

        The ship is now able to navigate the ice and is expected to be in open waters soon. Quark will continue to monitor progress and updates related to the estimated time of arrival in port and disembarkation details will be provided as details become available.

        The scheduled return to port (November 16, 2009) was delayed due to weather conditions including heavy pack ice in the Weddell Sea, which restricted the vessel’s ability to maneuver effectively.

        All 101 passengers, 23 staff and 60 crew aboard remain safe and comfortable and continue to enjoy the high quality hospitality, entertainment and educational programming that is offered on all Quark voyages and expeditions.

        A highlight of this particular voyage included a special departure to visit the emperor penguin colony near Snow Hill Island. Shane Evoy, Quark’s Expedition Leader onboard reports that “although the delay may cause complications for return travel, all passengers are enjoying the extra time we have spent at the Snow Hill Island Emperor Penguin rookery and seeing the icebreaker in action”.

        To facilitate the changes in schedule, Quark is proactively working with agents and transportation companies to co-ordinate alternate flight and travel plans for the passengers currently onboard. The company is also currently in touch with and providing entertainment and educational programming for those passengers currently waiting to board the ship for the next voyage.

        The Argentine Research base Marambio is 25 miles from the ship’s current location and within reach of the vessel’s helicopters. While there is currently no cause for concern, as a precaution, Quark has contacted the base regarding use of their airstrip should there be any need to bring passengers off the ship for medical or other concerns.

        http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/medi...tan-khlebnikov
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #64
          The Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster.

          This is a disaster dating back to 1980. I myself have no memories of it at all. Though i must admit to the name of the bridge ringing a bell or two.

          In this video from youtube you hear the communications between the US coastguard and the skipper of the ship that hit the bridge - the "Summit Venture". The recording starts with the initial mayday call from the ship.

          If you open the video from the youtube page you will find that the up loader as provided a great deal of information regarding the conditions and cause of the collision in the text to the right of the page.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjBGLxMdP4&NR=1

          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            #65
            Nothing worse than someone parking a ship on top of your ship.

            Last edited by Steve.B; December 10th, 2009, 00:47.
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              #66
              Dozens of crew missing and thousands of cattle drowned after cattle carrier sinks.

              At least 51 people are missing and nearly 40 000 sheep and cattle have drowned after the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier Danny F II rolled over and sank 11 miles off the coast of Lebanon last night.

              http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/wandere...s-off-lebanon/
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                #67
                Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                Dozens of crew missing and thousands of cattle drowned after cattle carrier sinks.

                At least 51 people are missing and nearly 40 000 sheep and cattle have drowned after the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier Danny F II rolled over and sank 11 miles off the coast of Lebanon last night.

                http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/wandere...s-off-lebanon/
                The high number of sheeps and the 51 people makes this a horrific disaster: the hair raises in my neck.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #68
                  Certainly an horrific disaster. The latest news i can find is that 3 have been confirmed dead, whilst another 41 are still missing.

                  I am surprised that I have heard nothing of this story on the television news. I guess the global warming issues are taking center stage at the moment.

                  It will be interesting to see whether animal rights activists will bring it into the news in the weeks to come.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                    Dozens of crew missing and thousands of cattle drowned after cattle carrier sinks.

                    At least 51 people are missing and nearly 40 000 sheep and cattle have drowned after the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier Danny F II rolled over and sank 11 miles off the coast of Lebanon last night.

                    http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/wandere...s-off-lebanon/
                    The ship in question:

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #70
                      I still find it hard to believe that something of this size can simply roll over and sink. Being an ex car carrier she's got a massive freeboard, so unless one or more of her access points broke open i struggle to understand what happened.
                      Having said that i also realise that it does not need a great deal of water to enter the decks of these vessels before they become unstable. The 'Tricolor' incident in the English channel springs to mind. I also recall the 'Cougar Ace' incident. Though i cannot remember the details about the 'Cougar Ace', I just remember reading about, and seeing pictures of the salvage. From what i do remember, i doubt the Cougar would have survived if the sea conditions had worsened.

                      Looking at the photo of the 'Danny F II' (I wonder what happened to the Danny F 1??), I can see at least two access doors in the hull on her starboard side, both seem to be very near the water line. I would imagine that if one of these opened for whatever reason during a storm, then the ship would be in very great danger.
                      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        #71
                        TOU-ferry ran aground near Stavanger

                        http://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/sta...paa_grunn.html

                        The car-ferry operating Stavanger-Tou, ran aground this morning.
                        Last edited by HurtigruteMartin; January 16th, 2010, 10:08.

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                          #72
                          A tanker-barge collision off the US:



                          The whole story (in Norwegian): http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/01/24/n...olje/10074731/
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            #73
                            57 meter Tall ship sinks off coast of Brazil

                            http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/abc/hom...il_ship_100219

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Remarc View Post
                              57 meter Tall ship sinks off coast of Brazil

                              http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/abc/hom...il_ship_100219
                              Thank goodness, all were saved. So thrilled it all turned out well, despite the loss of their class room at sea.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                                #75
                                Watch Out, Exploding Windlass Motors!

                                Here is a rather worrying report from the MAIB concerning anchor windlass hydraulic motors exploding. It would seem from the report that these hydraulic motors have exploded on a few occasions recently. The problem occurs when the anchor is jammed and the pressure inside the motor rises to a point where the thing just explodes. The MAIB, along with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau have made recommendations to the manufacturing company about the issues, but, and i do not understand this, the manufacturer seems to feel that no remedial action is necessary!

                                Now come on, there have been plenty of times when i have been hauling the anchor, only to find the anchor jams fast. I have always been on the ball and knocked the power off and asked the skipper to do a bit of maneuvering with the boat. But even if i had not knocked the power off quickly, i would not be expecting the darn motor to explode on me! I personally would expect an over pressure release valve to go off before anything exploded!

                                http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...r_Synopsis.pdf
                                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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