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Title: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 25, 2007, 10:05:53 am
The norwegian ro/ro carrier "ocean caroline" is sinking 12 miles north of the drillingrig "petrobaltic," Will update soon


Tomas


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: eSPe on February 25, 2007, 10:41:24 am
"Ocean Caroline" is listing 40 degrees, as result of shell plating fracure. Eight crew is evacuated safely by Navy  chopper to Gdynia. Petrobaltic "Afrodita", 2 swedish trawlers and SAR vessel are on site, ready to assist with evacuation of remaining 4 crew members who are trying to save the ship.

Strong winds (7 deg. Beuafort scale) does not help their efforts. No spillage has been reported so far.

e.


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 25, 2007, 10:57:13 am
Oh, i am sorry man, norwegian newspapers told her name was "Caroline".
Here is a shot of ocean caroline:
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=334250

Tomas Sandefjord Norway


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Adawo on February 25, 2007, 11:40:20 am
And in fact, it's reefer not container vessel


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 25, 2007, 11:56:18 am
Yep. I was a bit quick there. Allways check deeper!
A tired old reefer as well.

Tomas Sandefjord Norway


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Malte Classens on February 25, 2007, 01:31:26 pm
According to EQUASIS, the OCEAN CAROLINE is a RoRo ship.
She has been arrested in the last 4 years 3 times by port state control for various reasons...


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 25, 2007, 01:36:55 pm
Thats true. But i think she is a freezer too... In a way.

She has been in a lot of mess, thats for sure


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Andreas Schlatterer on February 25, 2007, 02:46:51 pm
Hello together
she is classified as an RO RO cargo see also here

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=326772

best regards
Andreas


Title: Re: Norwegian containership is sinking in the baltic
Post by: Jens Heri on February 25, 2007, 04:50:52 pm
Some 2 hours ago it was reported that the remaining crew had abandoned the ship. The ship is now being towed by a Swedish trawler. It is still taking in water and has a 40 degree list. The trawler and Ocean Caroline will reach Karlskrona, Sweden sometime tonight.


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea
Post by: Paco Gómez Martínez on February 25, 2007, 04:51:55 pm
It's always a pity the lost of an old glory.
All those old vessels were and are so very beautiful
and every time one sinks or broke up, I feel so sorry. :-(


 The stroke of time is worse that the worst storm.


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea, video inside!
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on February 25, 2007, 06:00:14 pm
Video here: In norwegian

http://www1.nrk.no/nyhetsspiller


Tomas


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea, video inside!
Post by: Timsen on February 28, 2007, 08:21:13 am
The ship had at least good luck. A Swedish trawler towed the ship which was listing up to 45 degrees to port into Karlskrona port on Feb 26.


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: HOEGHRORO on March 08, 2007, 08:42:24 pm
This is a Ro/Ro vessel?  Are you sure?


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on March 09, 2007, 09:43:55 am
well, she is registred as a ro/ro in equasis, and has a ramp in the rear. But i find her to be a reefer. Clip from equasis;

IMO number :   7226639
Name of ship :   OCEAN CAROLINE
Call Sign :   LAIY5
Gross tonnage :   2330
Type of ship :   Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
Year of build :   1973
Flag :   Norway International Ship Register
Status of ship :   In Service
Last update :   2006-11-20


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: E. Vroom on May 18, 2007, 09:28:04 pm
Hello all, spotted her today in IJmuiden (Neth.) Is now named captain Mikhalis and flag is Greek. With regards to the shiptype, everybody is right. She is a Ro/Ro but must have refridgerating capability since she's loading fish here wit the aft crane onto the ramp.

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=416657


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: Richard Paton on May 19, 2007, 12:05:46 am
Her sister plyed the waters between Orkney and Shetland as the ROF Beaver.

During the construction of the Sullom Voe oil terminal she was extensively used to ship heavy plant to the isles from Leith for work on the site. She proved to be a great little workhorse.

Last i knew of her she was under arrest in Italy as the Albatros. I don't know her fate but it would not surprise me if the scrapyard was her final destination.

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Regards
trickyboat


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea VIDEO inside
Post by: HOEGHRORO on June 08, 2007, 01:32:41 am
Ahhh the "Mediterranean Stow" ramp...could not see that from the earlier photo.


Title: Re: Norwegian RO/RO- vessel in problems in the baltic sea
Post by: Ship's Cat on June 16, 2007, 08:13:57 pm
"It's always a pity the lost of an old glory.
All those old vessels were and are so very beautiful
and every time one sinks or broke up, I feel so sorry"

Well at least breaking up is recycling...sinking is just a waste.