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Author Topic: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen  (Read 4282 times)
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« on: April 06, 2008, 08:44:02 pm »

Anyone who knows more about this?Huh

http://www.knack.be/belga/algemeen/schip-vaart-tegen-farnesebrug-in-antwerpse-haven/site78-section5-article44136.html
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 10:43:19 pm »

Thanks Stan :-)
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« Reply #3 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).

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 03:43:55 pm »

I just found a website mentioning this accident.
There is a short movie about what happend sunday morning with the "Tagus".

The movie is in dutch but does explain what happend.

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« Reply #5 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!)
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