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Title: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 12, 2007, 08:33:42 pm
A ship ran aground tonight outside fedje in hordaland norway.
All crew has been airlifted off, here is a link to the story, only in norwegian, unfortunatly. It has no cargo onboard. It blows gale, and the waveheight is about seven meters. Server is buildt in 1985, and is a handysize bulker. There are offcourse possibilities for oil pollution.
It has 650 tons of bunkeroil.
Latest reports;- has broken in half.
And.. The sad news is that the oil has reached the coast...
Will update

Here is a shot:
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=228915


Ghazten sandefjord Norway


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Miguel Nóia on January 12, 2007, 11:33:39 pm
Will be this the same casualtie ??  Probably not ... http://www.svitzerwijsmuller.com/Salvage/News

Regards.

Miguel Nóia


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 13, 2007, 09:03:52 am
Reports are that the pilot just departed the "server" before she ran aground. She had about 600 tons of bunker, and now it has reached the shore. Sad... The weather is the same, about seven meters of sea and hard wind.

Ghazten


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Andreas Schlatterer on January 13, 2007, 09:12:21 am
Hello
I just saw on a Webpage from Norway that the use a pic from one member of the shipspotting community. As origin they give  - privat -. So another example of use of pics from this community, intersting hope that the owner get also some credit for it at least some thanks
anyway good that all the guys come back alive out of this mess
Best regards
Andreas (Capesize)
Link to the Norway news http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/hordaland/1.1629588


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 13, 2007, 09:22:20 am
Yeah, i noticed to. In my first post you can see they credited "shipspotting.com" with the shot. Strange that the actual shooter was not credited. I dont know. And i posted a link to the actual shot in one of my post, dont know if i might? Best regards ghazten sandefjord Norway


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Robert Fournier on January 13, 2007, 09:24:34 am
Hello,

I sent a message(NRK)this morning to have an explanation,I don't have an answer.on several photos note "source shipspooting.com"  it is well.
 
I don't ask for money, only an endowment for the site SHIPSPOTTING.

Salutations
Robert


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 13, 2007, 09:36:43 am
Yes, thats sad. Perhaps the nrk and the newspapers where in such a hurry... I forgot to ask permission to use your shot in my link as well, sorry about that.
But i figured i could use it in our "community"...

Best regards Ghazten sandefjord Norway


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Robert Fournier on January 13, 2007, 09:53:24 am
Hello,

no,please it is not of your mistake.
this morning of the messages for authorization of published the photo "honest journalist"
the other!!!! :hammer:

Salutations
Robert


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half!
Post by: Mats on January 13, 2007, 11:19:34 am
Hi Robert,

Most news media in Norway usewd your picture, and Norway's leading newspapers (Aftenposten) credited you as photgrapher (ARTICLE (http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article1599977.ece)).

Most others referred to shipspotting.com like Norway's leading tabliod VG (ARTICLE (http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=178357)).

The pitcure was used a few times on state television (NRK) without reference and I have also seen it in some web newspapers without reference. In summary, however, I believe your picture has given shipspotting.com a lot of attention.

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The casualty broke in half in heavy sees. The aft part with the superstructure is stuck on the small island where the vessel grounded, while the forward part (whicgh inclludes all five cargo holds) has been towed to an supply vessel base close to Bergen, Norway.

Pictures of the casualty HERE (http://wwww.bt.no/lokalt/article331289.ece).

Best regards
Mats
Oslo


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Jens Heri on January 13, 2007, 12:26:40 pm
Here are some pictures taken by norwegian coast

http://www.kystverket.no/?did=9475268


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Christian Bråthen on January 13, 2007, 02:38:33 pm
Some important headlines, 15:33 LT in Norway:

-alcohol test of crew is negative
-the Captain has said in police interview that the engine stopped
-about 290 metric tons of bunker oil has leaked out of the aft part of the ship, which has sunk (the forward part has been towed into a safe haven)

But does anyone know how much oil was in the aft part and how much oil was stored in the forward bunker tanks? I have not seen any notes on this in any newspaper...
If we are lucky, a great portion of the bunker oil was stored forward, then maybe the spill will not be too big...

Christian!


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Mats on January 13, 2007, 07:36:47 pm
Big air photo of the salvaged forward part of the vessel HERE (http://www.kystverket.no/arch/_img/9475318.jpg).


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 13, 2007, 08:03:50 pm
Thanx mr Lødingen! Sad day for the enviroment....
Imagine a fully loaded vlcc....

Ghazten. Due to travel across the vestfjord tuesday


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Cirro on January 14, 2007, 11:49:27 am
Why has a Bulker (wich is actually build to carry coal or iron or weathen or whatever) so much oil on board?


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Christian Bråthen on January 14, 2007, 02:11:11 pm
The oil on bord the Server was for fuel purpose. Don't know if they just bunkered in Årdalstangen before the departed.

Last news I've seen says that the Captain now say that there was no engine problems, but rather the fact that the big waves made the propeller come out of the water thus making the speed to drop. Seems like a probable cause.
But why didn't the Captain ask for help at a earlier stage?
To me that's the major issue...

Rgds
Christian!


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 14, 2007, 03:30:47 pm
The "kystverket" said no to statoils offer to lend a oilpollution- cleaning vessel "slurpen" yesterday. The worst of it all is that she laid only about 30 minutes from fedje, where the "server" broke in half. I ask myself, and the goverment:
Whats the use with oil-billions when we even cant keep our frontdoor tidy?
Ghazten. Here is a link from dagbladet

http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2007/01/14/488793.html


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Ship's Cat on January 16, 2007, 03:23:26 pm
Why the hell did the kystverket say no? Here are some pictures of the appalling consequences of this: http://www.naturalbornbirder.com/oeygarden/server_spill.html

It makes me furious to see birds destroyed like this.  :cry:


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Christian Bråthen on January 16, 2007, 08:31:01 pm
The special oilrecovery vessel "Slurpen" is not able to do anything in heavy sea. It's in use today as the weather is calmer.
The heavy weather has made it difficult to do any oilrecovery at all. But as the weather is getting calm, the oilrecovery can speed up.
I guess the responsible persons do what they think is the best way of doing it, always bearing in mind the safety of those people doing the recovery job.

But I am not saying this is the best way of doing it...

Rgds
Christian!


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: NBBirder on January 16, 2007, 09:15:41 pm
I live in the area affected by the spill.

More graphic pictures of the effect this disaster has had on the bird life in Øygarden can be viewed herehttp://www.naturalbornbirder.com/oeygarden/carnage.html (http://www.naturalbornbirder.com/oeygarden/carnage.html)


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 17, 2007, 09:42:26 pm
Jesus... Hurts me deep in the soul to see birds like this. Meaningless....
 :-(


Title: Hello Fournier!
Post by: halfmoon on January 18, 2007, 10:36:29 am
I was one of the people in norwegian media who selected your photo of Server for our televition news. We used it a few times before we got live footage from our own camera-crew.

I can tell you that we trawled every french phone book for your phone number to make an agreement for usage. But we only reached another Robert Fournier who didn't exactly understand what we where talking about:)

We also sent you an email to an adress found on this webpage.

We are in a dilemma when we need a photo, and can't reach the photografer. We don't know if he/she want to have his/her name published, so we choose not to credit the photo. But we referred to shipspotting.com.

But if you write to me on syg@tv2.no, I can certainly arrange that you'll have a fee paid, or maybe you'd like a dvd-copy of the wreakage or rescue-operation?

Anyway. It was a good photo:)


Title: Update on Fedje spill
Post by: NBBirder on January 22, 2007, 04:46:32 pm
An update, concentrating on the effects on birds but with pictures of countermeasures can be found hereNatural Born Birder (http://www.naturalbornbirder.com/oeygarden/update.html)


Title: Re: Update on Fedje spill
Post by: Ship's Cat on January 22, 2007, 04:53:28 pm
Hi NB Birder, reading your excellent website, I agree that it is frustrating that the cleaning and rescue of birds gets no funding, only volunteer services.
As a birder myself I can only imagine the frustration you and your fellow volunteers must be feeling. :-(


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on January 31, 2007, 05:05:21 pm
Today newspaper VG reported that the costs of cleaning up after the "Server" - tragedy will run pretty high. Estimations flare, but it might be as much as the costs with the "rocknes" - disaster. Kystverket, a govermental department estimates that the cleaning of oil will be finished before the summer, and they are working to remove the aft-part of the ship before the autumn-storms.

Ghazten

http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=181079

In norwegian.


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 17, 2007, 07:12:31 pm
Last night between 10 and 15 tons of fueloil leaked out of the frontship of the "Server". Reports earlier said that the salvagecompany that handles the... Salvage had control over it. Apparantly not.


Ghazten


Title: Re: Ship hard aground at fedje, leaking bunkeroil, has broken in half....
Post by: NBBirder on February 21, 2007, 07:57:57 pm
I read in the local newspaper that it was more like 30 tons that escaped - overflowing from a tank used to hold oil being pumped from the forward half of the vessel.

Recent picture and more news here (http://www.naturalbornbirder.com/oeygarden/update.html)