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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Collision ropax ULYSSE / Container ship CSL VIRGINIA on: October 11, 2018, 02:22:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TaFeBx-rio
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Collision ropax ULYSSE / Container ship CSL VIRGINIA on: October 07, 2018, 03:14:52 pm
How can be possible to steam directly on a ship adrift waiting for orders? In daylight, good visibility, at 18+ knots and 300 meters of steel in front of you ?
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ship handling with a lightly laden vessel? on: August 08, 2018, 09:39:21 am
Personally I prefer full loaded ships...heavy but more sincere in the prediction (at slow and normal speeds).
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Netherlands tug detained in Spain on: May 03, 2018, 10:12:06 pm
They must write something...
I remember in 2012 I was oboard a cruise ship visited by USCG in Italy before crossing the Atlantic for repositioning in the Caribbean and departing from a US port. They were writing every unsignificant problem, on their mind. At the end of the 3 days inspections there were something like 120 deficiencies.
Then we went to the restaurant...also with ship superintendent and drydock representatives. The day after the deficiencies not serious were canceled and the real ones were 6 or 7. Tutto il mondo paese...!  Grin
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Netherlands tug detained in Spain on: April 22, 2018, 03:24:54 pm
Not sure if it is really like that,,but heard that the spanish government does not have anything in their budget for PSC and the PSC people have to finance their salaries through fines imposed on vessels calling spanish ports. That could be a reason for their bad names.

Personally me and my Companies ships never had problems with PSC in Spain. I don't think that in Spain there are low budget for PSC or in general for safety of the navigation and of the lifes at sea. You can imagine that they send warships and planes in East Med to contribute with various SAR operations and assistance on behalf of "migrants" coming from Africa to Italy and Greece or Turkey...you can figure out how much can be a problem the salary of "50 persons" that probably work already for the Maritime Administration...

Anyway...the remarks and deficiencies are related also to the quantity of provisions (!), the expired insurance for civil liability and basic firefighting equipment out of order...something that is not easy to justify...!
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Why the Maersk Battler lost the tow of the 2 PSV's heading for scrap. on: September 04, 2017, 01:07:31 pm
Interesting to read that they have lost the towed ships to use not adequate materials in order to save a few thousands euros, and if the foundering was to be "performed" to reduce the recycle costs?
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: ships collided off Chennai (India) on: February 04, 2017, 01:26:55 am
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/%E2%80%98Misjudgment-caused-collision-of-ships%E2%80%99/article17113500.ece


It seems that there was a misunderstanding between the two Indian Masters...  Shocked
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cruise ship STARSHIP ROYALE sunk or scrapped on: January 30, 2017, 03:39:55 pm
Correct...

Exname

- The Big Red Boat Iii (Until 2003)
- Big Red Boat Iii (Until 2001 Jan 16)
- Islandbreeze (Until 2000 May)
- Festivale (Until 1996 May)
- S.a.vaal (Until 1977)
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Container ship GUSTAV MAERSK aground and refloating in Messina Strait on: January 10, 2017, 03:13:17 pm

They claim engine failure...but if you look on marinetraffic the speed just before the accident happened you see she was doing 17 knots and only a few seconds before 11 knots...very lucky not capesized...!


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10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Amazing near-miss in the Strait of Istanbul on: January 10, 2017, 01:25:57 pm
Just for case also in Messina Strait there was a problem with another containership, GUSTAV MAERSK 99002 grt - ran aground due to engine troubles and bad luck...!
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: RMS ST HELENA London visit on: June 05, 2016, 09:16:49 pm
There are some problems in the airport opening, so the Company is planning another two months operations!
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cargo ship detained in Brisbane after crew unable to use navigation equipment on: May 27, 2016, 06:30:06 pm
Absolutely true!
I remember various Indian Captains which stop thei vessels like two or three miles from pilot station! When onboard and questioned why they didn't continue the approach as normally made by everybody two or three times they argueed that they earn between 15.000 and 18.000 usd per month and they don't want to risk at all to loose their position for any surprise may them happen! Captains of...Virtual Sailor maybe!
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: USCG Searching for Missing Container Ship EL FARO on: October 04, 2015, 03:59:24 pm
This ship as many other sisters (for example the WESTWARD VENTURE)were able to be chartered to Military Sealift Command for various necessity including reposition of vehicles destroyed in action in Iraq, collect of the garbage and delivery in some USN Bases in the Mediterranean, goods and supplies exchange to the military troops around the world.
The first deck is a big garage, no ship's ramps, but shore ones as for normal TOTE Shipping loading practice.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: AEGEAN ODYSSEY on: June 28, 2015, 03:51:37 pm
http://www.naviearmatori.net/ita/foto-108400-dHg9QUVHRUFOIE9EWVNTRVkmbmE9MSZpbW89MCZkYz0wJmNsPTAmYXI9MCZjYT0wJnNtPTA=.html
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Blue Sky M, IMO 7510690 rescued/intercepted on: January 03, 2015, 10:39:04 pm
Dear Dirk,

I have piloted in my port not one, not two, not three...but at least 50 ships carrying these poor people, coming from all Mediterranean Countries and from Central Africa. So, You can imagine very easily how many persons and faces I have seen in the last year. I have not pointed out about the poor people who is onboard, but against the traffickers and also against my stupid Government which has spoused a politic of the free entrance. I can insure also to You that almost 5% of these people is remaining in Italy, they are not interested to stay in a country where there is no job for Italians...You can imagine for the rest. Once they are identified and registered by a sort of codebar they are questioned if they want to stay in the shelters or if they have relatives or friends in Europe, almost everybody is going to France, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, even Norway and Sweden.

Regards
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