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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 07:11:43 pm »


Hi Rob,

All cranes were up at the Maasvlakte today, same for EECV I guess, so that is probably one day delay already for Eva N.

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 08:58:18 pm »

Hi Fred,

In the pilot list, she must exchange berth with Eva N and
Arrived on high tide.  6th jan 0050. So night time  Sad.
Depending on the sea/swell condition.
Sea will go up to 6 meters and swell to 3 meters tomorrow.
So eurogeul closed.

Suspect she have to drop anchor.

Frans Sanderse

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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 09:14:23 pm »


What I already feared. Thanks Frans for the info.
Lets hope the Eurogeul stays closed longer.

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 09:53:27 pm »

It's not getting better. NW force 9 and high tide expected tonight/tomorrow. They're contemplating closing the Maeslant Barrier. This effectively blocks the New Waterway to Rotterdam, although Calandcanal remains accessible.
Is pilotage suspended Frans ?

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Rob.

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 06:25:41 am »

Hi Rob,

Pilotage is continuing for some ships.
The ones without wind restrictions and which are able to reach pilot by helicopter will go in and out.
The small ships up to 125 without chemicals in bulk (read tankers) and regularly calling tankers will get pilot inside the breakwater by boat or disembark there.

So far no info that storm barrier (Maesland Barrier) will closed.

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 07:08:24 am »

Eva N is leaving
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 02:33:31 pm »

Storm abating; Maeslantbarrier remains open.
Just spoke with Port Authority but they couldn't say yet when "Vale Rio de Janeiro" would berth. Main problem is the present swell. Vessel's draught. is 22,60 mtrs.
So Fred, if we're not lucky berting tonight; if we're lucky tomorrow a.m.
Maybe Frans can furnish up-to-date input.

Ciao,
Rob.

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 04:18:45 pm »

Hello Rob and Fred,

Vale Rio de Janeiro now on the list for 06 22:59.
But I have doubt if this is possible.

If you visit the site..
http://www.meetadviesdienst.nl/nl/klanten/loodsdiensten/loods-haven-regio-rijnmond.htm

You can see hydro meteo verwachting voor de Eurogeul.
In column HE 10 you see for each hour the gk=..
This is the golf class.
I'm not a deep draft pilot, but I thought the Gk =<5 in order to enter.
For 22.55 mtr draft may be even less.

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Frans
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2012, 04:45:03 pm »


Hi Frans,

Thank you for your info. I'll be at the Maasvlakte tomorrow, we'll see what's happening.
Eva N left this morning, so her berth is free. Lets hope for tomorrow afternoon.

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 06:19:36 pm »

Confusion -  Port Authority just says 6/0100 at high tide so better be safe than sorry Fred !

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 06:33:34 pm »


Oh well, bad luck.
Btw where is she now. Can't find her on Marinetraffic.

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2012, 07:25:44 pm »

Now appears in Marinetraffic at anchor (I think) some 43 miles distance .Good luck
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2012, 07:29:29 am »

Hi Fred,

Still in the list for 22:59 to night. Golfclass <5. so thinks she come in tonight.
She is in anchorage no.1 (deepwater anchorage).

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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2012, 08:49:49 am »

Morning all.

Just had a word with port authority. Still at anchorage. Apparently too much swell for the Eurogeul. New berthing attempt late tonight or early a.m. on 07-01-12.

Rgds,
Rob.
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2012, 05:49:02 pm »


Early Jan 7? and how about hightide?


Pfff, what a hasle about one ship ;-)


Cheers Fred
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