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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: M/V Blue Puttes on: August 03, 2013, 12:17:12 am
For information, Blue Puttees was the former Stena Trader.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Costa Concordia Captain on: May 19, 2013, 09:41:07 am
The lawyers for Captain Schettino offered a plea bargain that he serve 3 years and 4 months for his role in the sinking. This was rejected by the state.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Lyubov Orlova update on: March 07, 2013, 01:49:09 am
Unbelievable saga! Government of Canada tows vessel considered too toxic to scrap out to international waters, and sets it adrift. Thankfully there was no incident!!
SO FAR!
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Lyubov Orlova update on: February 04, 2013, 11:52:44 am
While I agree with you to a certain degree Paul. It is time all countries put a stop to these old tugs, not fit to be at sea towing these old ships to the scrap yard and when something happens they walk away.Case in point the MV Miner which is still high and dry on Scatari Island in Nova Scotia. Example 2 the tug Craig Trans currently sitting in Halifax.I don't think she is fit to do anything let alone tow another retired lake boat. I would say that is the very reason Transport Canada is taking this course of action.I can't say I blame them. It is high time the owners take responsibility for their property!!

Cheers
Jarrod


While I agree with you, surely this vessel can not be left to drift at will!

5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Lyubov Orlova update on: January 31, 2013, 12:17:37 pm
report that she is now under tow by a supply ship from one of the oil rigs?
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Burning Container ship on: December 29, 2012, 02:06:22 am
Has the investigation determined what was the cause of the fire?
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: September 11, 2012, 11:59:05 am
Kasco - there's a Dutch saying which freely translated says "The best sailors can be found ashore". FYI the "Flinter Aland" is moored in Terneuzen pending investigations on an accident which happened over the weekend. Do you ever consider how valuable your "informed opinion"  would be to the rest of the world ?

 Roll Eyes


I apologize for identifying the vessel Flinter Aland and not the vessel Amsterdam Pride as the one that was on fire.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: September 10, 2012, 12:50:36 pm
There is now another container vessel on fire, Flinter Aland.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: September 10, 2012, 11:55:21 am
Captain Ted:
I view AIS as a source of information the same as this site provides me with information. I would like to believe that the more information that I have the more able I am to make an informed opinion. You point to the incident with the Concordia as a example of what is wrong with the information that was received in real time. So I would like to pose this question to you:

What possible reason can a Master put forward for running his vessel aground at cruising speed unless she was being beached at a breakers yard?
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: September 09, 2012, 12:42:21 pm
As matter of fact,, if I would be in charge of the whole Flaminia operation first I would do declare the AIS as inoperable and switch it off !!!!
What is it about AIS that you dislike?
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: August 28, 2012, 01:24:12 am
Kasco

very easy

to load a vessel,, special a container ship according to regulation, containers would hve to be opened and inspected before loading,,try that with 2000 of them for a big ship !!!
In other words it,s a cost matter,, and hoping that shippers load the container as per regs. Unfortunately a lot of them take short cuts and declare wrong or less weights. It is a big concern. I remember when I loaded a 2500 TEU ship in 2006 in R-dam,,the draft survey showed that the weight of the containers (cargo) was 800 mt off the decalred !!!
Option,,discharge and re-weight,,,,result: new capt comes if done so !!
These were the exact points that were raised at this meeting, lax safety procedures due to cost concerns. The main recommendations that came out of this conference were:
1. Each cargo unit be weighed before acceptance for transport.
2. A percentage of these cargo units be inspected before loading=15%
The underwriters made the case that the loss of one of these large vessels cost hundred of millions of dollars. The two recommendations would add very little to the cost of shipping a cargo unit.


12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: August 25, 2012, 12:12:12 pm
Captain Ted

The IMO and ship underwriters have identified the problem with the transport of dangerous goods. The failure of the shipper to properly declare what is loaded in their shipping containers, which leads to wrong stowage of these containers onboard the vessel, has resulted in the lost of many vessels in the last few years. This incident would seem to reinforce the concern of the IMO.

Why is it that none of the numerous regulatory bodies are paying attention to these concerns?


13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia on: August 20, 2012, 11:34:16 am
Been wondering what was on it for a while, that could be the reason no port will touch it.
It would seem that there is missing information. WHY?
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Flaminia is on fire in the middle of the North Atlantic on: August 12, 2012, 12:18:35 pm
Questions?
Vessel has been on fire since July 15/2012. Why has the fire not gone out or the vessel sunk?

What harbor would you suggest accept a vessel in this condition?
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Nils Holgersson in collision with Urd at Travemünde on: May 06, 2012, 02:09:30 pm
Thanks
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