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Maritime News Thread



  • Registered Users Posts: 559 ✭✭✭Yakov P. Golyadkin

    There's currently 7 vessels anchored between Killiney and Greystones, with another that has spent the best part of the last 24 hours sailing up and down the Wicklow/Dublin coastline.

    Dublin port boundaries extend from Howth across to Dalkey island (not in a straight line), I would imagine anyone anchoring within the boundary would be required to pay fees, but am open to correction.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,868 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy

    That was my train of thought too…. The limit of DPC is a series of lines from the Bailey - North Burford - South Burford - Dalkey Island, so anyone using the anchorage would most likely have to pay,.. so those that elect to stay outside have obviously weighed up the cost of DPC anchorage against the fuel cost to just tinker up and down the coast, or go the ultimate cost saving route and anchor outside DPC area, which is obviously less sheltered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,777 ✭✭✭g0g

    Never remember boats anchoring off Bray while growing up. Seems to just be a new thing in recent years. Here's a pic of the 7 visible from the prom today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭scotchy

    Is ships anchoring in Dublin bay not a relatively recent thing too? The sight of 3 or 4 ships anchored in sight of Dun Laoghaire pier is something that has only started in the last 10 or so years, maybe a bit longer from my memory.

    I remember sailing into Athens on a ferry years ago being amazed at how many ships were at anchor there, and thinking you would never see a ship at anchor in Dublin bay.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs

    Weather bound vessels sheltering inside the pilotage district and not proceeding to the Quays or Docks of Dublin or Dun Laoghaire:

    50% of pilotage rates

    Costs money to hang out there "Waiting On Weather".

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,266 ✭✭✭Dohvolle

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,058 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Seems to be a backlash against LNG powerered ships because of the emissions, it had been hailed as the future, some new container ships also fitted out with engines running on it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,031 ✭✭✭✭neris

    The green cult won't be happy till we're back in caves with no farting cows to eat or anything to transport ourselves around in. Unfortunately for the green cult the only reliable sources of long serving fuel sources are fossil fuels

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,058 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Cranes knocked out by containership in Evyap, Turkey...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭scotchy

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Appears to be ship lost power/steerage and ploughed straight into bridge support pier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,545 ✭✭✭Bogwoppit

    There were 2 pilots on board but apparently lost power

    Chartered by Maersk.

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Yip....saw a video which shows two separate power failures on the ship (at least the ship goes completely dark twice) immediately before the collision. When power restored second time you can see thick smoke from the funnel - obviously engine full power ahead to try for quick turn (or full power in reverse), but, to no avail. Not much pilots or captain can do in a power failure situation!

    Looking at ariel pictures of the bridge, pre collapse, the absence of protection/dolphins to the main support piers is pretty shocking.

    I know all good to say in hindsight, but you would have to assume it reasonably foreseeable that someday a support pier to a bridge like that, given it's on route to very busy port, will get hit by a ship.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,031 ✭✭✭✭neris

    See someone already has a picture up on the ships profile on marine traffic with a span of bridge across her

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs

    Fun times for the Stena crew and passengers.

    Stena Line passengers travelling to Belfast faced a long delay following a security alert on Easter Monday.

    The vessel was preparing to depart Cairnryan when a “malicious call” was made onboard the ferry at around 11pm.

    As a result, all travellers were forced to disembark the vessel to allow police to conduct searches.

    Police Scotland spokesperson said officers “responded to what is now believed to be a malicious call on board a vessel at Cairnryan Ferry Terminal, Stranraer.

    "The vessel was evacuated as a precaution.

    "Officers conducted searches and no suspicious items were found.

    “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."

    Stena Line confirmed the 11.30pm sailing to Belfast was delayed for around three and a half hours due to the security scare.

    “Stena Superfast VII departed Cairnryan at 03:00hrs on Tues April 2 once cleared to do so.

    "Normal service has resumed on the route this morning.

    “Passenger and crew safety is always Stena Line’s number one priority, the company would like to apologise to customers for the delay and any inconvenience caused.”