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« on: January 03, 2013, 03:44:25 pm »

Georg Büchner, the 1951-built ex-Charlesville of Compagnie Maritime Belge, will leave Rostock in the near future for a last trip to  a Lithuanian scrapyard.

Nowadays it really seems impossible to preserve a vintage ship...:-(

See http://maritimematters.com/2013/01/bye-georg/ for the full story.

Jens

PS: Here's a fantastic photo of her taken in May 2012 by Gerolf
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1684152
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 04:49:36 pm »

How incredibly sad. Another one bites the dust......
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 04:57:49 pm »

The more so as I often thought I should go to Rostock and take some photos of her. Then always something interfered and I didn't go. But, so what, she'd still be there next time... Well, sometimes you're waiting too long!:-(
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 08:11:44 pm »

As NDR aktuell (German TV) reported tonight Georg Büchner (IMO 5060863, the 1951-built Charlesville) will leave Rostock tomorrow, May 28, at 7.30 am in tow of the Polish tug Ajaks for the scrapyard in Lithuania...

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 08:13:27 am »

Shame on the Rostock council - who may have paid how much money to get them reject any conservation proposal??
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 07:20:38 am »

What happened to the Georg Buechner?

Tug Ajaks did a towing speed of app. 4,5 kn, then suddenly changed course southerly with a speed of 9,9 kn

http://oi42.tinypic.com/a9ppur.jpg

The course direction Klaipeda is abt. 70°, but not abt. 130 °

Buechner disappeared direction bottom of the Baltic Sea? Another tug without AIS-signal took over?
A second Ljubov Orlova?
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 09:23:36 am »

Yes, she is apparently now at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Sad but not at all surprising.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 09:47:00 am »

More info here:

http://www.mz-web.de/panorama/-georg-buechner--ex-hotelschiff-vor-polen-gesunken,20642226,23081130.html

In German, but you can use google translation, which will not provide best result but enough, to understand the basics.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 11:27:18 am »

sad as it is
that settles all the future talks of saving her or not,, decision is made !!!
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 01:26:50 pm »

http://www.fleetmon.com/maritimenews/2013/georg-buechner-lost-during-transfer-klaipeda/
Here's a bit in English. Looks like an insurance crime.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 04:58:10 pm »

You may be right, by the look of the sudden, abrupt change in course. Can't imagine the Tow line holding out for long during those moves.
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 04:59:35 pm »

What happened to the Georg Buechner?
Tug Ajaks did a towing speed of app. 4,5 kn, then suddenly changed course southerly with a speed of 9,9 kn
http://oi42.tinypic.com/a9ppur.jpg

You need to look at a higher magnification, Miraflores to see the sequence better.  I've tried a rather amateur interpretation on the attached track:

1 - between 1630 and 1645 AJAKS made a gentle turn to port at 4-4½kn, about 135° to 90°
2 - about 1700 the speed dropped to 2-2½kn though she continued steadily eastwards.  
3 - about 1745 she was reaching the easternmost point with speed falling again.  
4 - almost came to a stop at 1745 and turned back
5 - initially there seems to be a hurry - this point shows 7kn! If that is right the GB cannot have still been connected
6 - most of the track between [5] and [8] was at very low speed ½-1kn, but note that [6] at 1830 her heading is reversed at 71°, suggesting that she was circling
7 - still slow speed at 1905.  That looks like the point (LAT = 54-55,871′N LONG = 018-31,308′E) where she is reported sunk at 1904: see http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1810236
8 - another apparent circling at 1937
9 - AJAKS leaves the area at 1950, 10kn for port.
X - looking at what I take to be a search pattern this is my best guess as to where she sank - or perhaps further east on that straight track.

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 07:26:37 pm »

polish navy vessel ORP ARCTOWSKI searching the area

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/de/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=261246000
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 09:30:57 pm »

Putting the two together on the same scale and position.  Looks as if ARKTOWSKI has covered most of the ground now, but will presumably complete a designated area even if GB already identified?

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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2013, 01:25:51 pm »

The (maybe) sinking of the GEORG BÜCHNER:

http://www.svz.de/ (scroll down please).


Author unknown. Published today in the "Schweriner Volkszeitung" (online) without any information regarding copyright. Maybe a photoshop fake, maybe not. Presumed polish source.  Regards Peter
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