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Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #105 on: Jan 05, 2015, 05:29 PM »
Among other vehicles, Hoegh Osaka has a fleet of Bentleys on board...
Sounds like there may be work for the great salvage company SMIT.

Unfortunately two crew members were more seriously injured, requiring hospital treatment.

And Maritime Matters report:
http://maritimematters.com/2015/01/car-carrier-deliberately-beached/
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #106 on: Jan 05, 2015, 07:58 PM »
I'm finding it quite easy to imagine QE2 on her side on that sandbank.... just imagine...
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #107 on: Jan 05, 2015, 08:56 PM »
Can't possibly 'Like' that Rob  ( not meaning to be rude and if you know what I mean!)
Imagination running riot here - almost thinking 'if only!'
Guessing too, that it will be raising all sorts of memories - not least of those who were on watch on QE2's bridge that sad, sad day...just wondering too if it was the same pilot...

Another link between the two 'topics' here:
Trinity House's ship, THV Galatea has been laying buoys around the 'stricken' vessel
https://www.facebook.com/trinityhouseuk?fref=ts
her main engineer has been posting on twitter @Keithalock
https://twitter.com/Keithalock

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #108 on: Jan 06, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Looks as if the salvage work is going to be extremely tricky.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30695349

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #109 on: Jan 07, 2015, 08:00 PM »
Hoegh Osaka has freed herself on a rising tide, and is safely under the control of three tugs...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30716023


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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #110 on: Jan 25, 2015, 02:16 PM »
A fire on board MS Boudicca - one of Fred Olsen's fleet has been reported.
No-on on board has been injured.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/cruise-ship-boudicca-was-left-without-power-after-engine-room-fire-off-coast-of-morocco-10001060.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30972125http://
news.sky.com/story/1414543/cruise-ship-listed-as-vessel-hit-by-fire

Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #111 on: Jan 27, 2015, 11:12 PM »
Hoegh Osaka is being unloaded. Unbelievably all the vehicles may be scrapped though. Anyone fancy a cheap Range Rover?

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

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #112 on: Jan 30, 2015, 06:37 PM »
Both Maritime Matters on Facebook 
and the BBC are reporting that all the world cruise passengers on board MV Boudicca are being flown home

'Nearly 800 holidaymakers - most of them British - have had a trip cut short after their cruise ship caught fire.

An engine room blaze on board the Boudicca left it listing and powerless for about five hours off the coast of Morocco on Sunday.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines said it had made the "difficult" decision to cancel the voyage and fly passengers home'.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31062898

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #113 on: Feb 18, 2015, 08:52 PM »
Here we go again - another grounding, this time off Scotland:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31515061

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #114 on: Feb 18, 2015, 09:01 PM »
Oh, my !......
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #115 on: Feb 18, 2015, 09:02 PM »
Parked it quite nicely didn't they?  Looks like they approached the coast on pretty much a perpendicular heading...
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #116 on: Feb 18, 2015, 09:08 PM »
Hi Peter - I would say so !
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #117 on: Mar 28, 2015, 11:07 PM »
You know that new highly publicised and very expensive Condor Ferries giant high-speed trimaran that only entered service two days ago??

They've broken it already!
 
http://guernseypress.com/news/2015/03/28/condor-liberation-damaged-while-docking-in-st-peter-port/
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Eastern Star capsized in the River Yangtze, China
« Reply #119 on: Jun 02, 2015, 02:14 PM »
The Yangste River a tricky area to navigate, endless fishing nets, tiny boats and other paraphernalia drifting about -
in some respects it wasn't surprising to read of this tragic accident
We almost certainly saw the ship in a port a few years ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32969861
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11644989/Ship-carrying-450-people-sinks-in-Chinas-Yangtze-River.html
http://qz.com/417251/thirteen-days-for-160-chinas-fast-growing-cruising-industry-targets-seniors-with-low-rates/
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