Shipping Casualty Corner

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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:57 am

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Dangerous Goods Containers Removed from Bow of Rena
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/45369

From Malaya:
Coast Guard seeks salvors to tow away sunken ship
See http://www.malaya.com.ph/01242012/ship1.html

From The Daily Mail:
Going, going, gone! Salvage teams dismantle 330ft cargo ship which ran aground in northern France in just one month
See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... month.html
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:36 am

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Container Removal from Rena Wreck Remains Priority
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/45494

From GulfNews:
Captain of ship that sank off Sharjah still missing
See http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/emerg ... g-1.970701
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:24 am

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Salvors Install Sliding Beams on Bow Section of Rena
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/45603

From The Kansas City Star:
Navy ship rescues Moroccans in Mediterranean
See http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/26/33 ... ns-in.html
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:43 am

From Space.com:
Boat Carrying Atlas Rocket Crashes Into Bridge
See http://www.space.com/14386-atlas-rocket ... crash.html

From BYM:
USA. $3B WWII shipwreck located in Boston Harbor's back yard by Sub Sea Research
See http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=97994
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:21 am

From BYM:
Falmouth Coastguard coordinates rescue Atlantic Odyssey’ challenge rowers in capsize drama
See http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=98130

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Salvors Remove Stock Feed Containers from Rena Today
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/45788
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 am

From The New Zealand Herald:
Freighter ship sinks off Turkey's coast
See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=10782645
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:46 am

From BYM:
New Zealand. Rena update: Svitzer salvage team yesterday removed four packets of wood via helicopter.
Salvage : Two 40-foot containers were also removed from the wreck – they were cut into pieces first. One 20-foot container was also removed.

Salvors also undertook manual discharge of containers containing leather skins.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=98188
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:39 am

From The Daily Democrat:
Nearly 250 of 362 saved from Papua New Guinea ship
See http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/storie ... 2-20-55-44

From The Sydney Morning Herald:
Xmas Island ship smash probed
See http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-na ... 1quo7.html
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:54 am

From Baird Maritime:
Search continues for PNG ferry survivors
See http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php? ... Itemid=116

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Progress in Removing Containers and Debris from Rena
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/46254
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:32 am

From The New York Post:
Hundreds evacuated after Italian ferry crashes leaving port
See http://www.nypost.com/p/news/internatio ... PcYllY2PkK
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:28 am

From RIANovosti:
Maltese-Flagged Ship with 14 Crew on Fire in Azov Sea
See http://en.rian.ru/world/20120205/171155965.html

From The News (Portsmouth UK):
Fire crews tackle fire on board warship
See http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/ ... _1_3491555

Comment: This last one shows that you don't even have to get underway to get into trouble.
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:00 am

From The Trasportation Safety Board, Canada:
Transportation Safety Board deploying team to investigate a marine accident in Surrey, British Columbia
See http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/a ... 120105.asp
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:20 am

From The World Maritime News:
New Zealand: Sea Swells Prevent Rena Dive Operations
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/46449

From RIANovosti:
Russian Ship Sinks off Japan Coast
See http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120207/171198615.html
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:51 am

From The Telegraph:
Three tourists drown in Red Sea after submarine collides with coral reef
See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/trave ... -reef.html
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Re: Shipping Casualty Corner

Postby VW1956 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 am

Hello. This is quite close to where I live. This is the SS Richard Montgomery. She ran aground in 1944 loaded with munitions. Some were removed but the ship still contains 3,173 tons of munitions including 1,400 tons of TNT high explosives. If it exploded it would send a 1,000 foot column of water and debris nearly 10,000 feet into the air and generate a wave 16 feet high. Almost every window in Sheerness (pop 20,000) would be broken.
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