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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #90 on: May 31, 2013, 06:03 PM »
Interesting article here, showing how such incidents should be (and in this case, have been) handled :

http://travelswithanthony.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/grandeur-of-the-seas-fire-perpspective/

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #91 on: Apr 16, 2014, 05:40 PM »
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #92 on: Apr 16, 2014, 05:45 PM »
It appears that quite a few ships recently have been suffering from Norovirus outbreaks. Following links are a report from the Daily Mail and a blog/article?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2600869/More-illnesses-aboard-Princess-cruise-ship.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2014/04/12/8-cruise-ship-outbreaks-in-2014-is-your-cruise-safe/
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #93 on: Apr 16, 2014, 05:58 PM »
The Independence of the Seas was much in evidence in ports of South America earlier this year.
The link below describes a tragedy that involved the ship on April 3rd.
The story appears on Cruise Critic, did anyone see / read any other reports of the event?
https://gcaptain.com/mooring-fatality-st-kitts-line-handlers-drown-assisting-royal-caribbean-cruise-ship/

Interestingly too, some of the Pacific Islands' ports where QV was tied up to bollards fixed atop concrete 'islands'. Tonga's new quayside immediately comes to mind. There was a line handler there sheltering as he was clinging to a ladder - trying with all his might to avoid being blown off the ladder into the disturbed waters.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #94 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:44 PM »
Thank you, Rosie, for your post and links.  I had read about the April 3 tragedy in a syndicated article in my local paper, but the article had no further information.  Very sad indeed !  June
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« Reply #95 on: May 29, 2014, 09:26 PM »
Terrible looking picture of the explosion :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/29/huge-explosion-on-japanese-oil-tanker

Seven crew members rescued with severe burns, Captain missing.

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Re: Shoko Maru explodes off the Japanese coast
« Reply #96 on: May 29, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Oh my... horrifying. Thanks for the news.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #97 on: May 29, 2014, 10:03 PM »
Comments on this page add that the tanker has sunk...

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/oil-tanker-listing-off-japan-after-explosion

It seems that three crew members are not badly injured, four are severely burnt, and there is no trace of the Captain.

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2014, 04:24 PM »
Terrible that this happened !!
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #99 on: Nov 09, 2014, 10:07 PM »
A ferry has missed the exit to Dover harbour today, ramming the outer wall at running pace.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-29976646

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« Reply #100 on: Nov 10, 2014, 01:31 PM »
A ferry has missed the exit to Dover harbour today, ramming the outer wall at running pace.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-29976646



 Good to know that the majority of the passengers disembarked without any injuries.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #101 on: Nov 11, 2014, 05:27 PM »
Hopefully there were no more serious injuries upon examination of those brought to hospital.

Any more word on what happened ?
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #102 on: Jan 04, 2015, 01:53 PM »
It's not been a good week for the Maritime world.

A car carrier, the Hoegh Osaka took an 'alternative' route out of Southampton last evening. She ended up listing close to The Brambles.
QE2 was mentioned in relation to the incident.
A professor fro So'ton University gave a good account (BBC radio news), it's hoped that she'll be on her way soon following an inspection of her hull, and the return of her crew.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-30671548
Scroll down here on the Mail online for some good 'views'!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2895837/Car-transporter-cargo-ship-runs-aground-Isle-Wight.html


Much more seriously, the hull of the Cypriot-registered Cemfjord, a cement carrier, was seen keel-up in the Pentland Firth last evening. Lifeboats returning to search again today - there were no signs of her 8 crew members, life-rafts, rings or jackets yesterday.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-30670842

There are still people unaccounted for following the Ferry fire on the Corfu-Ancona route.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30663276

There have been two cargo ships found off Italy, having been abandoned by crew-members yet still full of people migrating from the Asia - Middle East
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/30665125
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30639794

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #103 on: Jan 04, 2015, 07:11 PM »
According to the BBC on this evenings news, it could be several days before the car carrier is refloated and no guarantee of that. They are going back aboard to see if the cargo has shifted; if it has it could become quite a major operation to right her. QE2 had "nudged" the Brambles Bank on more than one occasion though I don't recall her ever getting stuck.

The Cemfjord has now sunk in the Pentland Firth and sadly still no trace of the eight crew members. The remains of a small Zodiac RIB have been found washed up on one of the nearby islands beaches but there is no direct evidence to link it to the Cemfjord. The Lifeboat search has been stood down this afternoon.
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« Reply #104 on: Jan 04, 2015, 11:06 PM »
The BBC news at 22.00 stated that the Osaka's cargo shifted shortly after departure from Southampton and she was accordingly deliberately run aground in order to avoid sinking.  So it could be quite a while before they can do anything about her.
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