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  • pakarang
    started a topic Random maritime accidents.

    Random maritime accidents.

    Random maritime accidents.

    Random images for maritime accidents and disasters can be gathered here. For more in depth studies and discussions of specific events, please feel free to create your own thread.

  • ombugge
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    A Malaysian tug and barge was blown ashore on a beach on the east coast of India, near Chilika Lake:

    Reading various reports in the Indian press I realise that the Norwegian news media know more about things maritime then I have given them credit for. (Relatively that is):
    https://localwire.me/govt-officials-...-chilika-lake/

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  • pakarang
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    OK, thanks for that explanation. I hadn't seen this map before and it explains well to me where she is and what might happen. I hope for a quick recovery of the ship and that she is "taken out" of that area soon.

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  • DS Lyngen
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post

    I have been "keeping an eye" on this operation for a while, and I find it quite amazing that the ship hasn't yet sunk all the way after all that time. Is she resting on the bottom, and therefore prevented from sinking?

    She does have a significant list.
    "Northguider" lie on solid ground.
    She will not sink where she is now, but if the ice pushes her more out of the land, she can quickly end up at 400 meters depth at worst.
    Ice is a major problem for the salvage operation so far.

    Map section from the area with depths.

    Northguider aground by DS Lyngen, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by DS Lyngen View Post
    The salvage of "Northguider" was stopped by the ice conditions at the wreck. Both tugs and the crane barge sailed back to Longyearbyen where they arrived on august 15th.

    It is the ice forecasts that made them decide to leave Hinlopenstretet. They do not want ice packing in the area around the boats, says Ole Gunstein Aasbø in Gard, which is the company's insurance company.
    The return to Longyearbyen means that the project is now losing precious time. If we believe what we are told by the insurance company Gard, the operation can still be carried out.

    According to AIS this afternoon, all three vessels are now on their way back to the wreck of "Northguider" and will probably arrive on wednesday.
    I have been "keeping an eye" on this operation for a while, and I find it quite amazing that the ship hasn't yet sunk all the way after all that time. Is she resting on the bottom, and therefore prevented from sinking?

    She does have a significant list.

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  • DS Lyngen
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    The salvage of "Northguider" was stopped by the ice conditions at the wreck. Both tugs and the crane barge sailed back to Longyearbyen where they arrived on august 15th.

    It is the ice forecasts that made them decide to leave Hinlopenstretet. They do not want ice packing in the area around the boats, says Ole Gunstein Aasbø in Gard, which is the company's insurance company.
    The return to Longyearbyen means that the project is now losing precious time. If we believe what we are told by the insurance company Gard, the operation can still be carried out.

    According to AIS this afternoon, all three vessels are now on their way back to the wreck of "Northguider" and will probably arrive on wednesday.

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  • ombugge
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    That will be one for the memory book, even for Smit Salvage.

  • DS Lyngen
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    Thursday, august 1st, Smit Salvage sailed out of Longyearbyen,Svalbard in the direction of Hinlopen with the crane vessel "Cormorant" and the tug boats "Bear" and "Multratug 18" to start the work to remove the trawler "Northguider" that ran aground 28.12.2018

    These are expected to arrive on Hinlopen on sunday, where they will begin rigging equipment. This is expected to take a few days before the ship repair work can begin. The plan is for welding and sealing damage to the hull, and that the vessel is eventually pulled off the ground and towed to the mainland for scrapping.

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  • ombugge
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    Remember the container ship Maersk Honam that had a bad fire in the Indian Ocean, was towed to Dubai, cut in two, with the aft part transported to Busan, S.Korea and the damaged fore part scrapped?
    She has now been repaired and will re-enter service in a couple of weeks:
    https://splash247.com/maersk-honam-r...ready-to-sail/

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  • ombugge
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    Yet another container ship fire: https://safetyatsea.net/news/2019/bu..._source=Eloqua

    Now over 1000 people have made claim for compensation: https://splash247.com/more-than-1000...-chabang-port/

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  • nari
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    These monster ships with layers of decks are always at risk - a severe storm can render them useless in the open water and difficult rescues have to be undertaken. As what happened to the Viking Sky not so long ago, drifting towards the rocks on the western coast of Norway. The MS Lofoten was also in those storm/s but her captain hightailed it to Alta and all was good.

  • ombugge
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    Accidental CO2 leak kill 10 people on a ship under repair at a Chinese shipyard: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...s-gas-11566280

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  • ombugge
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    Another ferry disaster on a lake in Congo:
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...319-1555507313

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    some troubble for the ''oasis of the seas''

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKCTPYYYmwI
    Thank you for sharing!

    I heard of the incident, but in accordance with the information provided in this video, I didn't know she had been listing that much.

    From what I have been able to learn, she has canceled three cruises and will have some repairs done in Europe before staring her first cruise from .... Barcelona(?).

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  • janihudi
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    some troubble for the ''oasis of the seas''

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKCTPYYYmwI

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