Tidecruise

The 24 meter long high-speed catamaran passenger ship Tidecruise went aground at Leirvik, Norway.  The Tidecruise was approaching to dock for bunkering when it went ashore.  The vessel suffered damage to its hull.   No reports of injuries or pollution being released.  The authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.

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More Photos of the Rena

More photos released by Maritime New Zealand of the Rena’s stern sinking including 3D images of the stern’s current position on the reef. Reports state the tug Go Canopus did attempt to reposition the stern section of the Rena so that the barge Smit Borneo could maneuver closer when salvage would resumed.   Divers will inspect the stern to verify if the barge can be position over the submerged section.

Quick Notes

  • The stern took less than 30 minutes to sink.
  • The total number of containers lost overboard is estimated near 250.
  • The stern section still had some 400 containers in the stern when it sank
  • 13 vessels have been deployed in salvage operations

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Denera

The 105 meter long self-propelled barge Denera became disabled on the Main River at the locks in Gustavsburg, Germany.  The vessel’s propeller became fouled after striking an obstruction causing the vessel to veer into the lock gate.   The gate and the vessel suffered damage in the allision.  No reports of injuries or pollution being released.   Reports state the damage was around 1000€.

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