The shipping topic
Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:53 PM
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:39 AM
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:04 AM
My "office" :
With this next one, anyone should easily find out where it is... :
May the good wind, always blow astern of you.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:31 AM Edited by DerangedCrackhead, 01 January 2017 - 02:21 PM.
Holy sh*t! Maybe it's the rusty appearance or the rather messy looking display of the cargo but for a second it seemed that that thing was going to flip. Definitely never seen like that... I guess ot works by ballast tanks. Is it towed or something?
Few captures from the last months.
The recently launched cable layer Living Stone, with this trendy deck design, in the Sestao shipyards.
Nord Pollux bulk carrier, leaving the port of Santander back in September.
I will be starting a logistics degree this year, guess I might end up working at the local port. Hopefully not too much office work, though it's very likely it will be so.
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:55 PM
I love classical Liners.
2.RMS QUEEN MARY
3.RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:53 AM Edited by russeler97, 19 February 2017 - 09:53 AM.
So our ferry crashed into the pier last week...
"The Wendy Ann was busy assisting the Ben. She was blown aground in the outer harbour whilst berthing due to a very low tide. We were booked to assist the berthing but the wind ,which was forecast east to north east 6 to 7, occasionally 8 in the south Irish Sea, suddenly freshened as the ship was making her approach, and beyond the point where the master could abort, and was gusting 45 knots. We were unable to prevent the ship going aground on soft mud and we also got aground for a time, but only on soft mud. We eventually got off the mud and with some difficulty got a line from forward on the ship and the master was able to work his engines and thruster and with us pulling as well the ship came off. In the video footage you can see her clipping the gangway platform which was fairly badly damaged as was a section if the rails on the ship. At this point we were pulling hard on the port bow and could not see what was going on the starboard side and the ship was making a stern board towards the berth, still with a very strong wind pushing her onto the berth. The master of the Ben did a magnificent job getting her alongside at all in those conditions, it never dropped below 40 knots the whole time. A diving inspection confirmed that there was no underwater damage and the ship was back in service in 24 hours. As you can imagine, there are all sorts of armchair experts on local web sites criticising the steam packet, the master, crew etc, none of these 'experts' have ever been to sea for a living or tried to dock a ferry in desperate conditions, or for that matter trying to assist in an elderly single screw tug."
Video of the incident:
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