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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,294 ✭✭✭LiamoSail


    Can see that vast tome that is the Suez Canal book being pulled out and blaming everything on the Captain, as he failed to declare his first born child is left handed

    Nought to do with Pilot in a rush

    Still down to the Capt. In most countries, the Pilots liability is is extremely limited anyway, irrespective of them being found at fault. Iirc, it's only a few hundred euro in Ireland, and similar in the UK


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    "Courses Various to Masters Orders and Pilots Advice"...


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Ro-Ro / cargo vessel Parida carrying radioactive concrete from Scotland to Belgium had a fire in her funnel and is currently adrift in the Moray Firth. The Beatrice platform was evacuated as a precaution. I know Aberdeen is only around the corner with plenty of tugs ready to go, but once again the lack of the proper CG towing vessels leaves the UK vulnerable.

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/367722/vessel-carrying-radioactive-waste-drifting-moray-firth/

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/219471000


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Hapag-Lloyd’s vessel – the Kiel Express – broke free from its mooring in Port Botany as winds reached 126km/h, causing a trail of destruction.

    ship%20crash2.jpg

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    The Hapag-Lloyd ship cut the mooring of the OOCL Hong Kong, sending it free. The stern of the Kiel Express then collided with a stationary Safmarine vessel, the Makutu. The Kiel Express then swung around to collide side-by-side.

    http://www.porttechnology.org/news/container_ships_collide_in_sydney_storm#.VD-nQs5crct


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭323


    Still seems to be a fairly healthy interest in exploration in Irish waters

    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/10/21/Ireland-seeing-momentum-offshore/8801413889437/

    “Follow the trend lines, not the headlines,”



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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    The current very low price for crude oil will probably hamper any projects in the medium term, there's talk of the North Sea becoming uneconomical if it continues for any prolonged period.


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭Sadler32


    Yeah there are quite a few drill ships stopping work. I believe a few companies are laying off people and some contracts being stopped.
    Luckily the ROV ship I work on is booked up for jobs next year that have to be done....


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Ireland gets it's first privatised port
    Burke Shipping acquires Greenore Port in Co Louth


    First major port to be 100% privately owned in State

    Greenore is strategically located next to the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, so it is capable of servicing both cities

    Burke Shipping Group, the principal operating subsidiary of the family-owned Doyle Group, has acquired Greenore Port in Co Louth. The port was previously jointly owned by One51 and the state-owned Dublin Port Company.

    The price Burke Shipping paid for the port is not known but it is thought to be in the region of €5 million. Burke did not respond to requests for comment.

    The company, which employs 300 people and has offices in all major Irish ports, is understood to plan to invest a substantial sum in improving Greenore. It will be the first significant port to be entirely privately owned in the Republic.

    Burke Shipping plans to target the container and bulk shipping market and compete with the Dublin Port Company and other ports for this business. Greenore is strategically located next to the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, so it is capable of servicing both cities.

    Burke Shipping is owned by Connor and Frank Doyle, whose grandfather founded the original company DF Doyle Stevedoring in 1886. The company is led by Brian McCarthy who has worked with the company since 1980, and been chief executive since 2006.

    Greenore port’s potential has been recognised by An Bord Pleanála, which has described it one of Ireland’s “critical infrastructure assets.” The Port was owned equally by One51 and the Dublin Port Company via a company called Renore Ltd. This was set up to buy the operations of the port in April 2002. The sale was handled by IBI Corporate Finance.

    In November Burke Shipping announced that it was investing further in its container terminal in Dublin Port by investing in a new rubber tyred gantry (RTG) crane used to move containers, bringing to seven its total RTGs in Dublin. In total it said it had invested €30 million in Dublin Port.

    The Doyle family was previously involved in a consortium with One51, then led by businessman Philip Lynch, which unsuccessfully tried to buy Irish Continental Group, the owner of Irish Ferries.

    Source: The Irish Times, December 2014
    http://www.imdo.ie/IMDO/newsroom/BurkeShippingacquiresGreenorePort.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,403 ✭✭✭✭vicwatson


    Crew being rescued.

    Listing to 45 degrees

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-30670746


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,444 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    Crazy time for accidents, yesterday a cement carrier sinks off Scotland and the day before a Norwegian bulk carrier sinks off vietnam.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D


    Crazy time for accidents, yesterday a cement carrier sinks off Scotland and the day before a Norwegian bulk carrier sinks off vietnam.

    Merged with News thread


    Search continues for crew of overturned cargo ship
    Shipping company confirms eight members on board vessel in northern Scotland

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/search-continues-for-crew-of-overturned-cargo-ship-1.2054151


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    vicwatson wrote: »
    Crew being rescued.

    Listing to 45 degrees

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-30670746

    Apparently the grounding was deliberate - she had developed a bad list and was put aground to avoid a capsize:-

    A car carrier stranded next to a busy shipping lane was grounded deliberately to prevent it from capsizing, its owners have said.
    The 51,000 tonne Hoegh Osaka became stricken on the Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight last night after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars.
    The incident prompted a major rescue operation with the 24 crew members and a pilot having to be taken to safety by Coastguard helicopter and RNLI lifeboats. Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.
    The 180-metre Singapore-registered ship is currently listing at 52 degrees and the salvage operation is expected to take days, possibly weeks.
    A 200 metre exclusion zone has been set up around the ship to prevent small vessels interfering with the tugs and other shipping.
    Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Hoegh Autoliners which owns the vessel, said that no oil had leaked from the vessel and preventing any environmental impact was his key priority.
    He said: "Our vessel Hoegh Osaka is currently grounded at Bramble Bank in the Solent outside the port of Southampton. All crew plus one pilot, in total 25 people were evacuated from the vessel and all are safe and accounted for.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    I understand the engine room was pumping fuel between tanks and put too much into a wing tank and this problem was compounded by her large turn to port at the same time, she kept listing over and without many options, the pilot and captain agreed to run her ashore rather than allow her to capsize in a deep water & busy channel.

    Lots of great comments online about the ugliness of the ship and therefore inherent instability of the design...


  • Registered Users Posts: 949 ✭✭✭Tom44


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    I understand the engine room was pumping fuel between tanks and put too much into a wing tank and this problem was compounded by her large turn to port at the same time, she kept listing over and without many options, the pilot and captain agreed to run her ashore rather than allow her to capsize in a deep water & busy channel.

    Lots of great comments online about the ugliness of the ship and therefore inherent instability of the design...

    Somebody is going to be docked a day's pay !


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    According to social media, the Hoegh Osaka is currently under tow by three Switzer tugs. Still at the same angle though...


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    B6wtkw_CUAAoIdb.jpg

    Anyone know what that large green pipe running across the deck is for?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,052 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Bit late but seems to a few eye witnesses/on lookers reports from today

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=162923&&page=2


  • Registered Users Posts: 949 ✭✭✭Tom44


    Anyone know what that large green pipe running across the deck is for?[/quote]





    Balance ?






    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    T.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,973 ✭✭✭✭dvcireland


    The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30696685

    The world's largest container ship, the Globe, is docking in Britain for the first time as it continues its maiden voyage. But how vast and powerful is it and how long until it's superseded?

    "...no Joe, you rang me !..." A.Caller.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs




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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Here she is with the previous largest Morten Maersk

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Ardmore Shipping launch their latest vessel Ardmore Cherokee

    Ardmore-Cherokee_Large.jpg

    http://www.ardmoreshipping.com/delivery-of-the-ardmore-cherokee/

    15 ships in their fleet now and 9 more on order, a significant Irish shipping company.

    Do they employ Irish seafarers does anyone know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭roundymac


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Ardmore Shipping launch their latest vessel Ardmore Cherokee

    Ardmore-Cherokee_Large.jpg

    http://www.ardmoreshipping.com/delivery-of-the-ardmore-cherokee/

    15 ships in their fleet now and 9 more on order, a significant Irish shipping company.

    Do they employ Irish seafarers does anyone know?
    Doubtful, Marshall Islands flagged.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    roundymac wrote: »
    Doubtful, Marshall Islands flagged.

    First ship I sailed on was registered in Majuro, MI. It's the American tanker flag of convenience. All officers aboard were British & Irish. The "home port" has no bearing on nationality of crew these days.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    The coast guard is monitoring a huge 292m container ship which has broken down and is drifting off Fastnet lighthouse off the Cork coast.

    The stricken Atlantic Companion vessel was on route from Liverpool to Halifax when it experienced engine problems earlier today.

    The ship's captain hopes to restart the engines within the next hour and make for shelter to carry out urgent repairs.

    Coast guard officers at Valentia are in regular contact with the vessel's captain and is monitoring its location.

    There is no immediate danger to shipping in the area.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/container-ship-adrift-off-cork-after-engine-failure-658867.html

    Good thing we have a coast guard with a dedicated towing vessel ready to spring into action! Oh, wait...


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,444 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
    M


    23m Irish trawler Iuda Naofa goes down off Scottish coast, all 5 crew rescued...


    Five crew members from an Aran island fishing vessel were rescued after the twin-rig trawler began taking water and sank off the Scottish coast.


    The 23m Iuda Naofa owned by Mairtín “20” Ó Conghaíle of Inis Mór signalled that it was in distress on Tuesday morning after it began taking water about 48 miles north of the Butt of Lewis.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/five-crew-rescued-after-aran-island-vessel-sinks-off-scotland-1.2072601


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,496 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/container-ship-adrift-off-cork-after-engine-failure-658867.html

    Good thing we have a coast guard with a dedicated towing vessel ready to spring into action! Oh, wait...

    ugly ship!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    ugly ship!

    Aesthetically disagreeable to the average eye perhaps, but mixing Ro-Ro (1000 unit capacity) with containers (3,100 TEU) makes for an interesting cargo mix and probably a decent run ashore for her crew.

    3d-test-ship0.gif


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,975 ✭✭✭Connemara Farmer



    Amazing footage, they were lucky.

    What caused the prop to start turning just before she went under, would a short in electrics do it or something else?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 82,444 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    Another video taken just before Iuda Naofa sinks...



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