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Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #30 on: Feb 20, 2012, 12:55 PM »
MV Isle of Mull
With 177 passengers on board, the ro/ro ferry MV ISLE OF MULL was approaching Oban, Argyll, Scotland, when a 60 knot (70 mph) gust of wind rammed the ferry in to the pier.

All safe, other than the ferry.

http://maritimematters.com/2012/02/ferry-collides-with-pier/

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #31 on: Mar 10, 2012, 04:54 PM »
Cargo ship runs aground in stormy seas off S.E Sicily
All crew rescued and safe.
(Planning on sailing in those parts in about 4 weeks time...!)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17326138

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #32 on: Mar 19, 2012, 02:15 PM »
Reports from passenger - not yet confirmed by BBC or AP.
Thick Fog - Silversea Shadow collides with container ship off Vietnam

CNN
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-763640?ref=feeds/latest

http://mikeyscruiseblog.com/2012/03/19/breaking-news-silversea-shadow-collides-with-container-ship-heavy-damage/

This passenger report is being copied on several websites, and there are doubts as to it's accuracy- will post further when more information is officially confirmed.
« Last Edit: Mar 19, 2012, 02:57 PM by Twynkle »

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Silversea Shadow Collision
« Reply #33 on: Mar 19, 2012, 02:25 PM »
Quote from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/silversea-cruise-crash-cruise-ship-collides-with-container-ship_n_1362387.html?ref=travel
We're on Silversea silver shadow cruise ship and we just collided with a Vietnamese container ship near Halong bay, Vietnam. We slammed into the side of it, ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/silversea-cruise-crash-cruise-ship-collides-with-container-ship_n_1362387.html?ref=travel
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #34 on: Mar 19, 2012, 03:48 PM »

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #35 on: Mar 19, 2012, 04:10 PM »
No news to date from any official sources.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/vietnamese/vietnam/2012/03/120319_silversea_halong_accident.shtml
From BBC Vietnam, translated by google translator:

'Unconfirmed news said the luxury cruise ship in Italy SilverSea Shadow 'minor collision' with a cargo vessel but continued to Ha Long Bay.
Information originally foreign passengers traveling on the Italian ship sent out through the form of message or twitter.
Related topics
Vietnam Transport
A notice given by SilverSea today said the 'collision' occurs on 16/3.
Meanwhile, according to some news from the passenger cruise ship sent out the reason for crash is fog.
According to this source, the Italian ship had "a cargo ship crashed into the side of Vietnam," while the website says they only SilverSea and on a train in Vietnam but did not state the nationality.
The container ship, was a passenger on board the Italian was signed by Andrew sent out the website, heavily damaged and the crew members were injured.
However, the BBC is not verifiable with the Vietnam on this ship.
5 star cruise ship with a hole in the ship collided with two seats in the cockpit and tail section.
It is known that there are many British and American tourists on board the ship in SilverSea.
The news was CNN iReport website in the United States published in the directory does not verify information sent by readers.
According to them, the ship will be checked when SilverSea on to Hong Kong.

BBC news is verified with the general manager of SilverSea Mike Bonner, based in London.

CruiseAway website in Australia is selling tickets for the tour section of SilverSea Shadow ship in Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong.
In Vietnam, tours in Halong Bay with destinations such as Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, Sung Sot cave ...
The Vietnam late in 2011 with a private firm SilverSea cancel the train to Hai Phong in 2012, with the only reason given is "severe congestion", as also reported by Dan Tri Press.
However, these sources quoted local company is Tan Hong - Viet Excursions said foreign tourists continue to buy tickets to visit Ha Long.'
« Last Edit: Mar 19, 2012, 04:15 PM by Twynkle »

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #36 on: Mar 19, 2012, 10:42 PM »
From Martin Cox - Maritime Matters
including statement from Silverseas
http://maritimematters.com/2012/03/silver-shadow-collision/

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #37 on: Mar 20, 2012, 09:16 AM »
A few images and video clip of the bow of Silversea Shadow

http://mikeyscruiseblog.com/2012/03/19/breaking-news-silversea-shadow-collides-with-container-ship-heavy-damage/#

http://storyful.com/stories/23175

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/19/travel/vietnam-ship-collision/?hpt=hp_t2

Does anyone know details of the cargo ship?
Seems that a luxury cruise ship has attracted all the  publicity,
however it looks as if the cargo ship was the more seriously damaged of the two.
« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2012, 09:28 AM by Twynkle »

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #38 on: Mar 31, 2012, 12:28 PM »
Reports of a fire swiftly extinguished in the engine room of Azamara Quest
5 Crew members injured, one seriously - from smoke inhalation.
This must have happened close to the Philippines -probably home to many of the crew....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17571134

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #39 on: Mar 31, 2012, 06:26 PM »
Reports of a fire swiftly extinguished in the engine room of Azamara Quest
5 Crew members injured, one seriously - from smoke inhalation.
This must have happened close to the Philippines -probably home to many of the crew....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17571134

I have to say this, but honestly I am relieved for once it is not a Carnival owned ship making the headlines this time so there is no more piling on how badly Carnival is running their fleet.  This is a RCI owned ship.  It is disconcerting that that there has been a rash of these type events lately, though.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #40 on: Apr 02, 2012, 10:50 PM »
Could it just be that the media are picking up on these incidents more and therefore we are basically hearing about things that we would not have previously heard about?

Another factor - there are an awful lot more cruise ships these days that a decade ago, so statistically there will be more incidents happening even if the percentage incidence of them remains the same or even falls?
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #41 on: Apr 02, 2012, 11:24 PM »
Could it just be that the media are picking up on these incidents more and therefore we are basically hearing about things that we would not have previously heard about?

Another factor - there are an awful lot more cruise ships these days that a decade ago, so statistically there will be more incidents happening even if the percentage incidence of them remains the same or even falls?

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Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #42 on: Apr 03, 2012, 10:31 AM »
Also the ships are bigger and so therefore is the potential story!

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2012, 09:46 PM »
Norwegian Star has recently bumped the Interpid Pier in New York where Concorde G-BOAD is kept:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w3rSXyEOJrM

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 01:53 PM »
These ships appear totally uncontrollable in any sort of wind!

Can tugs push a very tall cruise ship with the wind against it!

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