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Title: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Skippern on April 06, 2008, 08:44:02 pm
Anyone who knows more about this????

http://www.knack.be/belga/algemeen/schip-vaart-tegen-farnesebrug-in-antwerpse-haven/site78-section5-article44136.html


Title: Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Stan Muller on April 06, 2008, 09:36:40 pm
Local newspapers don't mention a name of the vessel.
The only vehicle carrier sailing the Norwegian flag I can find on AIS live Antwerp is the Tagus

Good change she is the one.
When i find more, i will poste it

rgds Stan


Title: Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Skippern on April 06, 2008, 10:43:19 pm
Thanks Stan :-)


Title: Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Stan Muller on April 07, 2008, 12:20:03 pm
Local newspaper mention that Norwegian flagged "Tagus" hit the brigde sundag morning 05.00h local time.
The bridge will be out of order for a year or so.
The tagus left Antwerp yesterday evening (according to AISlive).

rgds Stan


Title: Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Marie-Anne on April 07, 2008, 03:43:55 pm
I just found a website mentioning this accident.
There is a short movie (http://www.atv.be/v3/newsdetail.aspx?mid=&id=8267) about what happend sunday morning with the "Tagus".

The movie is in dutch but does explain what happend.

Greetz,
Marie-Anne


Title: Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
Post by: Geert van Kesteren on July 11, 2008, 01:34:35 pm
A probable reason is:
The ships heading was not that of the "lock-direction".
Standing all foreward(= BEFORE the "turning-axis" of the vessel) is very hard to see that there is an angle between shipsheading and lock-direction.The result is the the bow/bridgewings are slightly over the quai and hitting the bridge.Same trouble in Terneuzen lock. It takes too long to explain my own experiences as a riverpilot with these vessels. Also blowing away like balloons...Those things can happen...misfortune...(happens in men's life!)
regards
Geert(Zappa)