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Offline Adrian Buchan

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MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« on: January 13, 2008, 08:34:20 PM »
MV Ice Prince in trouble with cargo of timber shifted in position 49.52 .5 N 003.12.7 W. Listing 25 deg, lost all power, Tor Bay and Salcombe Lifeboats, CG helio, HMS Cumberland plus French Tug proceiding. Time 20:00 hrs 13/01/08

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 07:25:56 AM »
I just heard on the BBC 07:00 news that the crew has been taken off the ship; 12 by coastguard helicopter and the remaining 8 by Brixham lifeboat.
One of the French tugs, Abeile xxx is standing by awaiting instructions.

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 08:26:47 AM »
From MCA

VESSEL ABANDONED AND DRIFTING MID CHANNEL

At just before midnight last night it was confirmed to the Coastguard at Brixham that all 20 crew had now abandoned the `Ice Prince which has is presently drifting and listing at 40 degrees to port. The stricken vessel has some navigation lights showing and some partial upper deck lights.

Twelve crew, including a 41 year old Greek national with a broken leg, were airlifted by the Coastguard helicopter late yesterday evening to Portland whilst the RNLI Torbay and Salcombe lifeboats took off the remaining 8 crew.

All were dressed in life jackets and immersion suits. A few minor injuries were reported in the evacuation of the vessel including bumps and bruises. The crew taken off by helicopter have been found some accommodation in the Torbay area whilst the injured man has been taken to Dorchester Hospital.

The French Coastguard tug Abeille Libert

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 12:09:09 PM »
Hi All

As far as I can see, Ice Prince is one of 8 sister ships built by Malta Shipbuilding Co. to the standard Polish B352 design (of which 8 were built for USSR between 1987 - 1990 by Stocznia Gdańska im Lenina).

At least 2 of these Polish built vessel have got into difficulties when deck cargos of timber shifted in bad weaather :

Kodima  IMO 8603389    off Whitsand Bay  02:02:2002
Bothnia Stone  IMO 8419128  off start Point  25:10:2002

It would seem that, although attractive looking ships, the design is inherently unstable when timber deck cargos and bad weather coincide - unless the stowers of the timber are consistently poor at their job.

Allan

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 02:54:59 PM »
Find below a relevant video posted from Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=74353
GOING SOUTH......

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 04:08:09 PM »
Ice Prince her self has been in the same trouble on 22nd January 2005 in the Baltic Sea.

See:

http://www.sname.org/committees/tech_ops/O44/imo/msc/82-21-14.pdf

and

http://www.esys.org/news/sos_0501.html   (German)

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 04:43:05 PM »
Looks like its got 40 deg list now, does not seem to be under tow yet. Can't see it surviving the coming storm. :-?

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 06:34:20 PM »
Hi All,
 
As these images from the Foxnews.com site show they have a job on their hands....

http://www.foxnews.com

Regards
Richard

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 08:06:27 PM »
Liverpool AIS shows ANGLIAN EARL enroute Portland for ICE PRINCE ETA 21:00.

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 10:46:57 PM »
Looks like the Anglian Earl now has it under tow as its heading WNW at 1.1 knts.

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 11:37:23 PM »
Is it true Anglian Earl is towing in Ice Prince ?

Anglian Earl is waiting in Portland with a bargeload of scrap from Napoli, bound for Holland but awaiting environmental clearance from the Dutch Authorities and possibly good weather.

While waiting; Klyne and Smit ( the owner and the charterer) picked up a bonus from assisting Mariella in Weymouth Bay. Now they have a second earner from salvaging Ice Prince.
The MD of Klyne will be buying the champagne !

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 11:47:10 PM »
At 1805 the Anglian Earl left to goto the Ice Prince

http://www.aisliverpool.org.uk/shiptrail.php?mmsi=314166000&map=-1&date=20080114

And as far as i can tell is still with her.

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 08:45:22 AM »
The ship had sunk at about 0045 GMT on Tuesday about 26 miles (42km) off Portland Bill.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7188657.stm

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 06:06:28 PM »
GOING SOUTH......

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Re: MV Ice Prince cargo shifted.
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 06:13:55 PM »
GOING SOUTH......

 

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