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Title: Containership problems in Durban
Post by: MSC Johnny 2 on October 10, 2017, 02:11:12 pm
https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/mayhem-in-durban-harbor-2-vlcs-aground.html


Title: MSC INES aground in Durban
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 12, 2017, 01:03:32 pm
http://www.702.co.za/articles/275774/watch-cargo-ship-runs-aground-amid-durbanstorm


Title: Re: MSC INES aground in Durban
Post by: Captain Ted on October 12, 2017, 01:32:35 pm
I was 3-4 times in the Durban port in 2000-01, with wind and swell it is really not easy to get into that port. The anchorage is not good holding ground, so one must leave the anchorage when the weather get rough. I wonder somewhat that a big ship like that still made the attempt in that eather condition to enter the port !!!!


Title: Re: MSC INES aground in Durban
Post by: old sailor on October 12, 2017, 03:43:08 pm
I was 3-4 times in the Durban port in 2000-01, with wind and swell it is really not easy to get into that port. The anchorage is not good holding ground, so one must leave the anchorage when the weather get rough. I wonder somewhat that a big ship like that still made the attempt in that eather condition to enter the port !!!!

 the ship in fact was not entering port she broke from her moorings berth 108 - the storms in and around durban were the worst in years - there were five ships in port that broke from their moorings - and i was in direct contact with a tug boat crew member through out the time


Title: Re: Mayhem in Durban harbor 2 VLCS aground VIDEO
Post by: old sailor on October 12, 2017, 03:53:16 pm
the ship is msc ines 


Title: msc ines blocks durban
Post by: old sailor on October 12, 2017, 03:57:11 pm
the msc ines broke from her moorings at 108 berth and blocked the harbour - she was finally freed tuesday night


Title: Re: Containership problems in Durban
Post by: Captain Ted on October 12, 2017, 11:25:38 pm
@ old sailor
thanks info