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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    A cargo ship ran aground last night in Scotland,

    http://news.sky.com/story/1429760/fuel-leak-as-ship-hits-the-rocks-off-scotland

    Nobody hurt or anything but you can see its track on Marine traffic, heading at 14 knots straight into the coastline!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    bladebrew wrote: »
    A cargo ship ran aground last night in Scotland,

    http://news.sky.com/story/1429760/fuel-leak-as-ship-hits-the-rocks-off-scotland

    Nobody hurt or anything but you can see its track on Marine traffic, heading at 14 knots straight into the coastline!

    B-SByyyIgAA9kwb.jpg

    I believe she's afloat again now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭bladebrew


    A ship with 49 people on board has gone missing in the South Atlantic, what is a bit bizarre is that it vanished on the 26th of February and it has only been announced now!
    Taiwanese authorities are asking for help to search for it!

    http://news.sky.com/story/1440902/mystery-as-ship-goes-missing-with-49-on-board


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,501 ✭✭✭zagmund


    I saw a new/different Stena vessel coming into Dublin this AM (about 0930 or so). Has the new Superfast (silly name in my books) vessel started up yet or was this coming in to provide cover for one of the existing vessels?

    z


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    zagmund wrote: »
    I saw a new/different Stena vessel coming into Dublin this AM (about 0930 or so). Has the new Superfast (silly name in my books) vessel started up yet or was this coming in to provide cover for one of the existing vessels?

    z

    Nordica wasn't big enough to meet demand.

    http://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/item/28029-stena-super%E2%80%99s-x%E2%80%99s-first-call-for-berthing-trials-in-dublin-port


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,502 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    More related to the actual forum rather than news, but at the moment it's intended to shift maritime into the business category for some reason

    see here,
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057395275

    there is a new motoring & transport category intended to which would seem vastly more appropriate and I've made that point.
    anyone else care to add their 2c either way?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Agree CM and have highlighted the issue also.


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


    It should logically follow the Aircraft and Aviation category. Both have a bit of Biz, a bit of Rec, but Motoring and Transport is the best and apt category.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,132 ✭✭✭malinheader


    The skipper of the worlds largest trawler Annelies llena was on trial yesterday and today in Donegal circuit criminal court, charged with illegaly dumping perfectly good fish to keep more larger fish which would fetch a higher price and also having no log book filled . The boat was formely the Atlantic Dawn based in killybegs.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Two people are dead and another injured after an axe fight between crew members on the Chinese bulk carrier MV Qing May.

    The attack occurred while the Liberia-flagged vessel was sailing near the island of Jolo in the south of the Philippines, and local Coast Guard officials provided assistance early Sunday morning.

    Two Chinese nationals were found dead. They have been identified as Xie Lhichao, a 28-year-old engineer, and Zhang Weenjo, a 35-year-old chief cook. A third man Liao Shiguo, a 49-year-old electrical engineer, suffered from a cut on his head and is believed to have had the axe that caused it still stuck in his head when help arrived.

    It is unclear what caused the argument that lead to the bloody fight, as apparently none of the crew speak English. AFP reports that the suspect is believed to still be hiding on board which is now docked at Zamboanga.

    The 200,000dwt vessel, operated by China’s Foremost group, was travelling from Australia to China when the incident occurred.

    http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/two-dead-after-axe-fight-on-ship

    The only time we had any serious trouble in the deep sea company I worked for was with Chinese crew. Poor sod was found hanged in the engine room with a suicide note in his pocket. Thankfully I wasn't on the ship, but it became widely believed that he had accrued serious gambling debts and couldn't pay them off. The suicide was apparently a cover as he was found in a place where it would have been impossible for one person to commit the act alone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,054 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Dublin port cruise terminal looks interesting might add a bit to the area around the port and 3 arena

    http://afloat.ie/port-news/cruise-liners/item/28348-dublin-port-shows-off-new-cruise-%E2%80%93-liner-berth-plan-in-miami


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,579 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    neris wrote: »
    Dublin port cruise terminal looks interesting might add a bit to the area around the port and 3 arena

    http://afloat.ie/port-news/cruise-liners/item/28348-dublin-port-shows-off-new-cruise-%E2%80%93-liner-berth-plan-in-miami

    Great idea.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Hey, let's try landing this thing on a barge?!



  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭postitnote


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32333336

    Be carfeul out in the Irish Sea.
    A Russian submarine may have been responsible for almost capsizing a UK fishing trawler in the Irish Sea, a UK fishing organisation has said.
    The crew of the County Down-based trawler said the nets were snagged and their boat dragged backwards at speed close to the Isle of Man on Wednesday.
    "You cannot always prevent it, but if an incident like this did happen the [Royal Navy] protocols say that the submarine would immediately surface to check on the health and welfare of the people involved and this one did not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 254 ✭✭Freedive Ireland


    Silly question but do nets etc nowadays not have markers, gps beacons or similar or are these only on the surface and anything at depth might scare off the fish?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    postitnote wrote: »

    Russians is it? It's also not a million miles from HM Naval Base Clyde, a major British sub base also used by other allied navies. The truth is the public will never know what vessel and what nationality is responsible, but sure, blame the Russians...


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭Mr_A


    My sentiments exactly. Could have been the Russians, but could have been anyone else with submarines really. The idea that it could not have been the RN therefore must have been the Russians is a bit mad Ted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,579 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    Silly question but do nets etc nowadays not have markers, gps beacons or similar or are these only on the surface and anything at depth might scare off the fish?

    They have electronics in them to indicate the load of fish taken in the net so they know when to haul the net in without overloading it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭postitnote


    Yeah, I have doubts myself that it was the Russians too. I guess the main point is that a submarine appears to have been involved and didn't pop it's head up to see if everything was ok.

    I seem to recall in the 90s a trawler being sunk by a submarine, possibly in the Irish sea, but i'm struggling to find a report.

    Regardless, a very scary thing to happen i'm sure.

    Edit: Found a report here of a similar incident in the 80s:

    http://www.thejournal.ie/shelga-state-papers-1984-1837788-Jan2015/


  • Registered Users Posts: 302 ✭✭coL


    Saw an article on the news about the 'Wilson Dublin' and how it is the largest ship to ever dock in Dingle Harbour, Co. Kerry.

    I remember about 20 years ago a Russian Factory ship spent a few months docked in Dingle and to a young lad at the time it seems like the largest ship in the world.

    I was wondering if anyone could help me find out what that Russian ship was called, or even what class of ship it was, and how it compared to the one that docked in Dingle recently?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    ask them?

    Harbour Office

    Tel: 066/9151629
    Fax: 066/9152546

    Harbour Master: Nigel Collins
    Contact: Nigel.Collins@agriculture.gov.ie
    Mobile Phone: 087 2133271
    Marina Phone Number: 087/9254115
    E Mail Address: dingleharbour@agriculture.gov.ie


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    US Navy have agreed to escort British-registered merchant vessels through the Strait of Hormuz

    http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/3325-US-Navy-Ships-Accompany-British-Merchant-Vessels-in-Strait-of-Hormuz#.VUjRwfpwgzM.twitter

    Question is, with flags of convenience, how many British-registered ships are still knocking around?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,071 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    MS Queen Victoria currently under pilot control in Dublin Bay, due on the berth at 12.00


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,579 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    MSC Splendida due in Dublin Port on Monday, longest ship to dock in Dublin apparently, 333 metres so won't be able to turn around within the port. Currently docked in Kirkwall.

    showphoto.aspx?photoid=849076






    http://www.thejournal.ie/cruise-liner-dublin-longest-2085068-May2015/


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,071 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    MS Royal Princess currently at anchor off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, lots of tender activity to the reception berth.

    Photo credit - Afloat.ie

    royal_princess_dun_laoghaire1.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,344 ✭✭✭NUTLEY BOY


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    MS Royal Princess currently at anchor off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, lots of tender activity to the reception berth.

    And lots of car parking inconvenience in the harbour where they are landing the tenders :mad:


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,716 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    NUTLEY BOY wrote: »
    And lots of car parking inconvenience in the harbour where they are landing the tenders :mad:

    Ah here, is it a harbour or a car park by the sea? :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,071 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    I agree with Tabnabs, much better to see the harbour being used for what it was intended, there is no shortage of all day parking options in the area.

    And despite the concerns that passengers would be bussed off on day excursions, no doubt many are, but there are hundreds of them ambling around DL this morning, and anything they do spend is to be welcomed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,343 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    NUTLEY BOY wrote: »
    And lots of car parking inconvenience in the harbour where they are landing the tenders :mad:
    At the coal harbour? I don't think I have EVER seen that parking area full, or even near it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 82,579 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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