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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius on: August 12, 2020, 06:52:26 pm
Captain Ted,
Suspect you are confusing Erika with Prestige, Erika broke in two off France during a winter gale, her stern part quickly sank under tow.
Regarding fatigue, I was only willing to be « politely nice » until we know more, reference to that subject was raised in relation with the grounding of another capesize bulk carrier (mv Flash) for which investigation found that the duty officer, alone on the bridge, fell asleep during his watch.
“The officer of the watch had become increasingly fatigued. He had been working for over eight months without a break and had adopted a sleep pattern where he would normally not sleep before the midnight watch”
https://mtip.gov.mt/en/document%20repository/msiu%20documents/investigations%202012/mv%20flash_final%20safety%20investigation%20report.pdf
Based on latest information reported by Tradewinds, we are now told that  “Master and crew of grounded bulker off Mauritius were not caught up in crew change crisis. Indian officer responsible for ship’s navigation had worked on the vessel for half his contracted period".
Rgds / Roland
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius on: August 11, 2020, 11:33:27 am
Not sure if someone was looking at the noon position I suspect vessel was reporting to charterer / owners, anyhow is appears she had been on the same course on ground for more than four days.
Such accident looks unbelievable at first glance, could it be crew was exhausted after too many months on board without any rest due to problems linked to Covid-19 preventing crews from being  relieved in due time ?
https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5f322610d86f15b6746a215b/960x0.jpg?fit=scale
https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5f3093846af08c5511640609/960x0.jpg?fit=scale
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishandegnarain/2020/08/09/how-satellites-traced-the-fateful-journey-of-the-ship-that-led-to--mauritius-worst-oil-spill-disaster/
Short note about Erika, that ship was a rotten rust bucket which should have been prevented to be on the T/C market. Once that kind of scenario happens there is no place in the world where one can “handle” an oil spill of that magnitude.
 
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Scale Models / Re: model coaster Dearheart on: February 18, 2020, 11:48:22 am
Hi John, Michael,

The drawinghs of Emilia are available here :

http://freeshipplans.com/free-model-ship-plans/cargo-ship-plans/emilia-flora/

rgds / roland (from France)
 
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: mv RHODANUS on: October 13, 2019, 10:54:34 am
some photos here :

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/transports/corse-un-cargo-s-echoue-a-bonifacio-1570945591

Roland
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: GRANDE AMERICA on fire in Bay of Biscay on: March 12, 2019, 05:30:18 pm
Grande America is now on the bottom of the ocean, she sank at 1526 lt.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: John Burns being scrapped in France - any French photographers? on: October 09, 2018, 04:56:58 pm
Bonjour Ben,

Just sent you a couple of pictures of the ferry arriving at Le Havre roads yesterday pm.

Roland
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: STS Crane of Demolition - O'Brien Demolition on: July 04, 2017, 10:38:33 pm
Hi all,

Many thanks for your feed-back, crystal clear now.

Regards from Kingston (Jamaica).

Roland

8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: STS Crane of Demolition - O'Brien Demolition on: July 04, 2017, 01:04:11 am
Hi johnny,

Thanks a lot can you elaborate what is causing the crane to collapse, no explosion nor pulling cable visible on the video.

Roland
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Modern Express on: July 01, 2017, 09:24:31 pm
Good day,

Does anyone know if an investigation report is on going for that incident ?

Have not seen anything in that respect on the French Bea Mer website, perhaps the Spanish Maritime Authorities are looking at it ?

Roland
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Scale Models / Re: 3 sisters from Netherlands early 50's on: May 06, 2017, 01:21:53 pm
Hi Juha,

This GA of Finnmerchant may be of interest for you.

Roland
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Scale Models / Re: 3 sisters from Netherlands early 50's on: May 06, 2017, 01:01:14 pm
Hi Juha,

You should try the Rotterdam and or Amsterdam ship museum in the Netherlands, they have significant amount of ships drawings in their archive and should be able to provide copies at cost providing the original ones are located there.

Roland
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: TROPICAL ESTORIL - IMO 7383073 on: February 12, 2017, 01:13:44 am
Hi Jesper,

Most likely Loading / discharging conveyor for transfering cargo from / to shore storage

Roland
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Scale Models / Re: Cruise ship drawings for model building on: February 12, 2017, 12:56:41 am
Hi Damien,

Here are two drawings of Funchal :

http://billedarkiv.mfs.dk/fotoweb/archives/5001-Billedarkiv/archive/Arkiv-3/000035122.pdf.info#c=%2Ffotoweb%2Farchives%2F5001-Billedarkiv%2F%3Fq%3Dfunchal

http://billedarkiv.mfs.dk/fotoweb/archives/5001-Billedarkiv/archive/Arkiv-3/000035123.pdf.info#c=%2Ffotoweb%2Farchives%2F5001-Billedarkiv%2F%3Fq%3Dfunchal

Roland
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Update: Abandoned ro-ro Modern Express being towed on: May 07, 2016, 06:25:51 pm
Cargo on board Modern Express was saw timber, not logs ...
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Modern Express at Bilbao on: February 23, 2016, 06:06:00 pm
Timsen, thanks for sharing. It looks like a repeat of the Cougar Ace incident.

Roland
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