Turkey - Collision between two vessels
6,019-gt Malta-registered cargo M/V Marti Princess, Turkey to France with
cement, collided with 14,619-gt German-flagged M/V Renate Schulte, Morocco
to Istanbul, in the Aegean Sea of Turkey's northwestern coast on June 27,
2009. M/V Marti Princess sustained damage and reported water ingress, and
evacuated 11 of 18 crew despite not being in danger of sinking. No injury
or pollution reported
Ship collision in Port
Small containership hits a moored ship.
During the final approach, with the command on the port bridge wing
controls, the engine did not respond to astern commands. At thsi instant,
the pilot ordered to let go both anchors and hold 1 shot of chain on deck.
He ordered to secure a spring ASAP, the ship was only making 1 knot at this
point and the distance to the other vessel was 80 meters.
The captain refused to let go the anchors, arguing that all he had to do
was switch the command to the center controller inside the bridge. He
ordered the 2nd mate to take command on the center controller, the pilot
insisted on letting go the anchors and going "full astern" on the engine as
soon as control of the engine was regained. Problem was, once the idiot
second mate took control, he went "full ahead" instead of "full astern".
end of story.
Once the shipowners' lawyers listened to the Voice Data Recorder (like a
black box), they destroyed the data and replaced the whole crew. Now
they're trying to screw the pilot.
Unieke beelden Vox Maxima te water!
24 April 2009 is in Kinderdijk een mega schip te water gegaan. namelijk de
VOX Maxima omdat wij familie naast IHC hebben wonen hadden we het voorrecht
om zeer dichtbij te komen om dit vast te leggen!
Boat Launch Alternative
Don't use this method on a slipway or a steep beach and be sure the brakes
are in good nick, maybe its best left to the expert :) If not left hitched
up to the tow vehicle a safer way is use a rope to to keep away from slippy