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Offline Richard van der Pluijm

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Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« on: March 21, 2006, 02:44:52 PM »
in the Gulf of Aden the Hyundai Fortune was seen by dutch marine vessel "De Zeven Provinci
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Offline Marie-Anne

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006, 02:57:05 PM »
From the dutch news:

On Tuesday the 21st of March the dutch marine fregat

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 07:40:04 AM »
More news and a picture here:

http://www.marine.nl/nieuws/
(Press "Brandend containerschip in de Golf Van Aden" for a bigger picture)

I also got some better pictures by e-mail, which show that the fire has engulfed the whole aft ship aft of the acommodation.

Let's hope they can save her.

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Offline Andrew McAlpine

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 08:19:41 AM »
Although its a small picture you can see that extensive damage has been caused to the ship and containers on board.
These situations although rare are always serious due to the amount hazardous cargo container ships carry.

Mats, are you able to post your other pictures for all to see?

rgds

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 12:33:50 PM »
There are a couple of photographs on www.shipinform.org/  then go to daily pages for 22-03-2006

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 01:07:53 PM »
Those are the same pictures I had, but I didn't feel comfortable posting them since they're not my copyright.

The same pictures have now also been posted by leading shipping newspaper Tradewinds (www.tradewinds.no).

Judging from the pictures, it could turn into a worse and more costly disaster than "Hanjin Pennsylvania".

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Offline Pekka Laakso

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 01:22:18 PM »
Quote from the Tradewinds

Offline Glenn Towler

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006, 01:09:48 AM »
I guess after the Hanjin Pennsylvania never right a ship off after a fire!

Just out of curiosity what is she now?

Shocking fire though, glad nobody was hurt or killed.  Hopefuly the ship can be salvaged.
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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006, 07:32:43 PM »
hi Glenn, the Hanjin Pennsylvania is now sailing as the Norasia Bellatrix.   :-D

Offline Simon Kruyswijk

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2006, 05:03:38 PM »
Hi Shipsspotters
for photos look on  this site http://www.cargolaw.com/2006nightmare_hyundai_fort.html
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Offline Mike Jackson

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2006, 12:28:44 PM »
Ref the previous post & the pictures on the CARGOLAW page  -
The initial explosion must have been massive  -  there is a battered container on top of the funnel.

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Offline rd77

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Re: Explosion on Hyundai Fortune
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2006, 01:31:38 PM »
it's even worse. A container from the stack aft of the bridge was flung OVER the bridge and is now resting on the front side of the bridge.....  :-o

Brgds.
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