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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #165 on: Sep 13, 2016, 03:16 PM »
Condolences to the families of the two who died on the Viking Freya - terrible news.

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #167 on: Sep 13, 2016, 03:18 PM »
It appears there has been yet another fatal accident -

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/europe/crew-killed-harmony-of-the-seas/index.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37348292

Condolences to the family of the crew member killed and all good wishes for a complete recovery for those injured.

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #168 on: Sep 13, 2016, 04:02 PM »
That certainly is bad news of other crew members dead or injured on Harmony of the Seas.  Thinking of the family of the person killed and hope the injuries of the others are not too severe. 
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #169 on: Sep 13, 2016, 04:37 PM »
Very sad.

Condolences to the families of Viking Freya officers and Harmony of the Seas crew members who were killed and injured today.

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #170 on: Sep 25, 2016, 04:13 PM »
There has been an accident with a ferry "getting stock in forward gear" in Scotland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37466864

From the sound of it, they have got off lightly - this looks as if it could have been a lot worse doesn't it?
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #171 on: Sep 26, 2016, 04:15 PM »
It does indeed, Peter.  They were lucky on all counts.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #172 on: Nov 21, 2016, 09:22 PM »
Storm Angus affecting shipping on the Irish Sea...

It must be an "adventure", being stuck out at sea when the storm is too violent for one's ferry to be able to dock safely :

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/1121/833442-ferry/

This is a rare event. Normally, they would cancel all sailings until the storm has abated...

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #173 on: Feb 26, 2017, 11:54 PM »
Excellent BBC docu-drama on the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster in Zeebrugge on 6 March 1987 :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g2r99

This was a ship that I had taken several times, and so many people I knew knew people who were on board that day...

Interesting to listen to the events that happened, as viewed from a fictitious passenger family's point of view, and as presented in the real hearings by crew members.

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #174 on: Mar 11, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Vision of the Seas today in Abu Dhabi with a dead passenger been taken off an attempt to get the ship closer to Dubai for evacuation did not came that fast


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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #175 on: Mar 25, 2017, 02:25 PM »
Ponant - L'Austral
Under 'News' by Cruise Critic
Ponant Ship Ends Cruise and Diverts to Manila Due to Safety Warning; Hull Damage to be Inspected
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=7649

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #176 on: May 08, 2017, 11:14 PM »
"It is a capital mistake to allow any mechanical object to realise that you are in a hurry!"

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #177 on: May 10, 2017, 10:54 AM »
Not quite at sea but relevant all the same.

A dockside crane at the dock of A&P, Falmouth has collapsed this morning whilst working on new RFA vessel Tidespring.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39870240

No one hurt thankfully

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #178 on: Jun 19, 2017, 07:12 AM »
Here is quite a detailed article about what happened when the US Navy ship FitzGerald collided with the container ship, the ACX Crystal. I had heard nothing so far about the fate of the container ship and her crew ...

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/06/19/national/son-tried-save-navy-shipmates-collision-off-japan-cabin-flooded-mom/#.WUdqgsnYX6B

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #179 on: Aug 15, 2017, 11:32 AM »
CSCL Jupiter runs aground and blocks the busy port of Antwerp :

https://www.joc.com/maritime-news/antwerp-access-blocked-ship-runs-aground_20170814.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40929625/stuck-container-ship-in-hot-water

The good news is that she has been refloated at high tide with the help of numerous tugs in readiness.