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Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« on: November 29, 2009, 12:10:22 AM »
Yesterday, Hanseatic Spirit IMO 9088263 was detained by authorities in the UK.
The ship had sailed from Poole harbour for Spain when crew noticed a couple of spaces were flooded.
When the ship put in to Portland for repairs, Coast Guard officials discovered a catalogue of deficiencies including non-watertight hatch covers, missing or useless lifebuoys and forged time keeping records/logs.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8383614.stm
Includes a nice photo of the generator space.

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Re: Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 02:34:06 PM »
the view of EG room made me smiling,
it's a ship of suicides
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Re: Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 09:43:23 PM »
The ship was released from detention on 12th Jan 2010
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Re: Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 11:23:49 PM »
Date & Place of detention: 26/11/2009

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Re: Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 06:26:04 PM »
Steve,
The MCA seems not to be the organisation it once was.
One MCA spokesman, quoted in the BBC article said "this vessel was in a very poor way when we saw her in Portland". Fair enough.
Then their own press release said it was in Southampton. As far as I know, the ship had not been to Southampton!
Also, the MCA web site used to be better organised, with regular, reasonably up to date notices of detentions etc.
Not any more. The last list of detentions I can see was in December 2009 and they related to incidents in the previous October.
Veritas shows the ship was surveyed 23 Sept 2009 and there was an inspection at Keroman (Lorient) only 8 days before it was detained in Portland.
It looks as if the Keroman inspection consisted of checking the documents from the Sept 23 survey.
I also noticed the Equasis has the status of this ship as "In Casualty Or Repairing" since 25/11/2009, although Germanischer Lloyd have issued new certificates this week.
It must have been in a poor state to have been out of service for 2 months!
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Re: Hanseatic Spirit detained in Portland
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 09:39:13 PM »
Hi Kelvin

Amazing that she was inspected in Lorient, France on    19/11/2009 and found to be in order (Outside decks and forecastle). Check out the Paris MOU site @ http://www.parismou.org/ParisMOU/Inspection%2BDatabase/Basic%2BSearch/default.aspx

I get your point about Southampton - checking out her movement history on Ship AIS http://www.shipais.com/ shows that she was indeed in Portland on the dates mentioned!

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(2nd posting for those counting!)

 

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