Author Topic: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen  (Read 4366 times)


Offline Stan Muller

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Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 09:36:40 PM »
Local newspapers don't mention a name of the vessel.
The only vehicle carrier sailing the Norwegian flag I can find on AIS live Antwerp is the Tagus

Good change she is the one.
When i find more, i will poste it

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Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 10:43:19 PM »
Thanks Stan :-)

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Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 12:20:03 PM »
Local newspaper mention that Norwegian flagged "Tagus" hit the brigde sundag morning 05.00h local time.
The bridge will be out of order for a year or so.
The tagus left Antwerp yesterday evening (according to AISlive).

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Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 03:43:55 PM »
I just found a website mentioning this accident.
There is a short movie about what happend sunday morning with the "Tagus".

The movie is in dutch but does explain what happend.

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Re: Norwegian carcarrier hit bridge in Antwerpen
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 01:34:35 PM »
A probable reason is:
The ships heading was not that of the "lock-direction".
Standing all foreward(= BEFORE the "turning-axis" of the vessel) is very hard to see that there is an angle between shipsheading and lock-direction.The result is the the bow/bridgewings are slightly over the quai and hitting the bridge.Same trouble in Terneuzen lock. It takes too long to explain my own experiences as a riverpilot with these vessels. Also blowing away like balloons...Those things can happen...misfortune...(happens in men's life!)
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Geert(Zappa)
Dutch Riverpilot for 31 years(1965/08 untill 1996/01) on RiverScheldt(located in Belgium/The Netherlands); between Flushing and Antwerp vice-versa..Over 4000 ships of all sizes were piloted in that period.