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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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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Antarctic Fire

The 51 meter long fishing vessel Jung Woo 2  caught fire in the Ross Sea off Antarctica.   The fire started in the vessel’s crew quarters and spread to other portions of the vessel.  The crew issued a distress call which was received by the fishing vessel Hong Jin 707.   The Hong Jin 707 evacuated the crew who were forced into a lifeboat as the fire burned out of control.   The Hong Jin 707 proceeded on to meet with the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer which has medical facilities on board.  Of the 40 crew on board the Jung Woo 2, three crew men died in the fire with another seven suffered burn injuries.   The vessel remains on fire and was last reported to be sinking.

Video News report from NZ

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