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Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Comments to my Photos
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:59:25 PM »
...and while posting my above comment, I got the following message from the system:

Database Error: Got error 28 from storage engine
File: /www/www/smf1/Sources/Subs-Post.php
Line: 1410

When I tried to re-submit, I got a normal system message warning me that the message had already been submitted. And, in fact, I re-opened the Forum, checked it, and true enough, my entry had already been posted, and was perfectly legible.

What is going on?


Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Comments to my Photos
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:54:33 PM »
Unfortunately, the problem described above is still blocking my viewing of new comments by this date. Very annoying.


Cruise ship Costa Deliziosa (IMO 9398917) almost hit the quay at Riva Sette Martiri while leaving the Venice lagoon today under a heavy storm with strong wind gusts. A private yacht and a couple of 'vaporetti' (typical Venice ferries) also escaped unscattered. Images taken at the scene are simply dramatic (see below).

Costa Deliziosa is 294m long and 32.3m wide, and has gross tonnage of 92720 t. Her capacity is 2826 pax (crew:1100)

RIP, Angel.

You have been, and will always be, missed.


Ciao Federico,

You are right, the river vessel involved in this incident is indeed the 'River Countess', not the 'Michelangelo' as the early morning news reported.

The 'River Countess' (ENI: 07001802, MMSI: 244780776) is also covered at the site. For those interested, please visit the webpage below:



MSC OPERA (IMO 9250464) has failed to land safely this morning at the Venice Guidecca docks, and has hit the river cruise vessel MICHELANGELO, long 110m. Five injured, including one passenger on board the cruise ship.

Dramatic live scenes of the collision are available:

MSC OPERA is a 275m long passenger vessel, high 54m. With a GT of 65,591 t, she can accomodate 2,679 pax in 1,071 cabins. Crew: 728.

MICHELANGELO has photos available at the site. For example:

Shipping News and information / Re: Ro-Ro cargo TOLLAN
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:41:13 PM »
Hi Derek,

Again many thanks for all your help, and for relaying your friend's inputs through to SS Forum for my benefit.

With all the info in this thread, the Tollan rebus appears to be solved now.

Best regards,


Shipping News and information / Re: Ro-Ro cargo TOLLAN
« on: May 28, 2019, 08:14:45 AM »
Hi Derek,

Great detective work!

And your last link allowed me to see a rare photo of the vessel afloat, a sight never seen before:

Many thanks for the great research!

Best regards,


Shipping News and information / Re: Ro-Ro cargo TOLLAN
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:12:48 AM »
Hi Stefan,

Many thanks for the info. Everything helps, of course.

By the way, we are talking about a rather small cargo vessel here, with:

GT:   2800 t
DWT:   4628 t

Her casualty inside the Lisbon harbour was a most unusual event. It brought about the total loss of an almost brand new vessel. Hence my interest in this case.

Best regards,


Shipping News and information / Ro-Ro cargo TOLLAN
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:58:01 AM »
I am looking for photos of the wreckage of Ro-Ro cargo TOLLAN (IMO 7815674) that capsized in the Lisbon harbour in 1980.

No trace of this vessel is to be found in the Shipspotting database.

The only photos I found can be seen below:

They have an historical value. Having this vessel covered also at the website would be a plus for the community, IMHO. Can anybody help?

More on this story below:

Ferries Cruise Bonaria (IMO 9220330) of the Grimaldi Lines and Athara (IMO 9263655) of Tirrenia have collided at the port of Olbia two days ago, after a 25m drift due to strong winds.

Nobody got injured, and damage was minor.

Scenes are dramatic, however:

More info here (in Italian):

Trip reports / Anyone around Magnetic Island (Townville, Australia)?
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:06:40 PM »
Hi folks,

I have just come across some info about a shipwreck that, over time, has turned into an artificial island, with a flora and fauna of its own. I found it intriguing, and also most interesting. Unfortunately, is totally out of my reach :'(

It is located not far from Townville, Australia, just off the shores of Magnetic Island. The vessel was named 'City of Adelaide', and apparently grounded after a major fire in 1916. Some info on this wreck is available on the internet:

I searched the site, but I did not see any images of this particular wreck. I wander if there is (or will be, eventually) a member of the shipspotting community nearby, and that may contribute some photos. That would be nice to have at the site, I think.

Just a suggestion, of course...

Shipping News and information / Re: Cruise Ausonia engine room fire
« on: October 31, 2018, 02:27:52 PM »

Apparently the fire broke out on an overheated oily patch due to oil spillage from one of the vessel engines.

All 262 pax onboard where asked to follow emergency procedures, and be ready to evacuate ship in case of need. No evacuation was necessary, and the vessel was able to return safely to Palermo on 3 engines and at low speed (6 kn).

For more on this story please see below:

More info (in Italian) and photos at the scene of this absurd collision available here:

Concerns now are on how to quickly and swiftly control the extensive fuel spillage before it ends up hitting the coast and causing extensive environmental damage there.

Shipping News and information / Pioneer vessel
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:36:09 AM »
Lisbon is the current port of call of the

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