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Savannah Express MAIB Report

On July 19, 2005 the Savannah Express, one of the largest container ships in the world, was manuevering prior to berthing at Southampton Container Terminal, when her main engine failed. The engine was unable to be started astern to reduce the vessel’s headway, and she made contact with a linkspan, which was seriously damaged. The vessel suffered paintwork damage to the bulbous bow. Savannah Express had been delivered from the…

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Arctic Container Ships Delivered

MS Norilskiy Nickel, an arctic container vessel built at Aker Yards in Helsinki, was delivered to the Russian MMC Norilsk Nickel. The vessel is intended for traffic on the Northern Sea Route. MS Norilskiy Nickel is a prototype based on the double-acting ship concept developed by Aker Yards.The 14,500 dwt Arctic Container Vessel worth $84.9 m is 169 m x 23 m, with 9 m draught and capable of breaking…

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The Ecstasy and the Agony

I had to take a picture of this picture montage found at the Seafarer’s Mission in the Port of Galveston. Pretty dramatic pictures showing the realities of most seafarers on a daily basis. The caption reads… “Carnival Cruise Line ship Ecstasy had been operating out of the Port of Galveston since October of 2004. On September 6, 2005, she was contracted by FEMA following Hurricane Katrina to serve as temporary…

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Kometik Fire Kills One

One dead, another in hospital after N.L. tanker fire( Picture From Environment Canada) The Canadian PressSaturday, April 08, 2006ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – One man is dead following a fire on an oil tanker more than a kilometre off Newfoundland.Coast Guard officials say the man was pronounced dead aboard the Kometik, which services the Hibernia offshore oil platform.Another man was taken to a St. John’s hospital with burns to half of…

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Neptune doesn’t like Canadian seafarers

Perhaps some of you are aware that a huge project is afoot to study the ocean, by building a underwater ocean observatory. The main project, Neptune (acronyms) is yet to be installed, but the small scale trial model has been install off Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet off Vancouver Island, it is called Venus. Venus infrastructure was installed by Global Marine, a British outfit using the Wave Venture usually…

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53 19N 129 13.5W

53 19N 129 13.5W is the aproximate resting place of the Queen of the North and it’s two lost souls. I continue to follow up on the stroy as it is quite interesting. The most interesting thing I found today is that BC Ferries has pulled the “Our Fleet” listing for the Queen of the North from the main corporate website. I am not sure it means, if anything, but…

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Queen of the North video released by TSB

The CBC is running a pretty good piece as of the state of affairs regarding the Queen of the North. BC Ferries hired an operation to survey the ship lying in more than 400 meters of water in BC’s Inside Passage. The TSB has the video footage of the wreck taken from the minisub, (pictured credit to the CP organization) and has today released a clip of it. The clip…

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Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute (US)

If you intend to work in the US in the Marine Industry, you should be aware of this, ( plus it is very interesting reading. ): The Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute: An Old Tool Being Used AnewMonday, March 20, 2006By Jeanne M. GrassoOver the last ten or so years, criminal prosecutions have become commonplace in the maritime industry. The most common prosecutions stem from environmental violations, but often also include charges…

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