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Few hours ago fire broke out on Athena (imo 8907096) at Runavik, Faroe Islands.
This is the third time the vessel has been struck by large fire.
Last time was on October 2010 of Falmouth. 

After that Athena was towed to Runavik, Faroe Islands where it arrived nov 23 2010.
At the time of this last fire the ship was being rebuilt from the last fire.

Last report is that the fire is out of control and large explosion are heard.

The two sole coast guard vessels we have Brimil and Tjaldrid are on their way - they have water canons.  Brimil is expected to arrive at 06 central european time.

No one is reported hurt in this fire.

a picture from this latest fire:

Shipping News and information / Emma M
« on: March 18, 2011, 10:57:40 AM »
On 18 March 2011, Danmarks Nationalbank will be issued a new 20-krone coin with the container vessel Emma M

Shipping News and information / Frisia Rotterdam and Cleantec in collision
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:36:19 AM »
Early this morning Frisia Rotterdam and Cleantec collided.
It took place 20 miles west of Hirtshals, Denmark.
Cleantec left with a 7 meter hole is taking on water and proceeding to

Shipping News and information / Norr
« on: November 30, 2010, 03:35:50 AM »

Norrona is on it's way to Newcastle with over 1000 Faroe Islanders.

Shipping News and information / Norr
« on: October 01, 2010, 09:26:30 AM »
Smyril-Line has decided that Hirtshals will be their future harbour in Denmark.

Shipping News and information / Charlotte Maersk fire
« on: July 08, 2010, 01:58:00 PM »
Some pictures from the fire on Charlotte M

With the continuing cold winter, you can follow the ice situation her

The three Danish icebreakers: Danbj

Polarfront in the Norwegian Sea in position L (Lima) is to retire from service.
The ship will be replaced in position Lima, but not by another ship.

The position Lima was established in January 1949, the first two vessels were Polarfront I and Polarfront II.

In 1975?? Cumulus (imo 540286) and from January 1977 Polarfront took over
Cumulus was retired by the end of 1981.


January 30th 2009 mark the 50th anniversary of the sinking of Danish cargo/passenger ship Hans Hedtoft south east of Cape east, Greenland.
Costing the life of all her crew and passenger.

I can add that the wavehight was reported as 7 to 11 meter. The wreckage has never been located. The depth is 1700 meter.

Shipping News and information / Russian trawler Topaz A sunk
« on: January 13, 2009, 07:34:06 PM »
This afternoon the Russian trawler Topaz A. asked for assistance.

The ship had a bad list and was taking on water. It was located of the Bear Island (Bj

Shipping News and information / Norr
« on: November 06, 2008, 08:35:58 PM »

Shipping News and information / Bulker Federal Kivalina hard agroud
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:05:00 PM »
Early this morning the vessel ran aground off Kristiansund, Norway.

Here pictures from Norwegian Coast Guard

Shipping News and information / Cargo ship Noren grounded off Sweden
« on: September 09, 2008, 08:19:58 PM »
First attempt to refloat the vessel has been unsuccessful.

Shipping News and information / Maritime Accident Investigation Reports
« on: August 22, 2008, 06:21:26 PM »
Investigation report into "Pride of Telemarks" contact with pier and ingress of water at Hirtshals, Denmark on Sept. 11th 2007. (In English)

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