Tag: Container ship

Durban Storm

Durban Storm

MSC Ines
Photo: iol.co.za

On October 10, a strong super cell storm struck KwaZulu-Natal along with the harbour at Durban, South Africa.  The storm brought strong wind gusts and heavy rains causing several vessels to break their moorings and run aground.

MSC Ines

The 348 meter long, 114733 dwt container ship MSC Ines broke free of its moorings and was blown across the harbour until it lay perpendicular to the harbour entrance.  Five tugs were dispatched to refloat the boxship and assist it back to its berth. The MSC Ines sustained damage to its stern No reports of injuries or pollution released.

SM New York

The 336 meter long, 102518 dwt container ship SM New York broke its mooring and was blown aground on a nearby sand bank.

Bow Triumph

The 183 meter long tanker Bow Triumph broke its mooring at Island View and was blown aground on a nearby sand bank.

MSC Susanna & Maritime Newanda

Both the 337 meter long, 117095 dwt container ship MSC Susanna and the 190 meter long, 55820 dwt bulk carrier Maritime Newanda broke their moorings during the storm. Tugs were nearby and were able to hold the vessels in place until the storm abated.

 

Containerships VII

Containerships VII

Containerships VII

The 158 meter long, 13965 dwt container ship Containerships VII caught fire in the Gulf of Finland. The boxship was en route to Helsinki from St. Petersburg when a fire broke out in a generator in the engine room. The crew was quickly able to contain the blaze and extinguish it. No reports of injuries.

The Containerships VII dropped anchor off the island of Seitskär to conduct an inspection. A few hours later the vessel was able to proceed on its journey to Helsinki.

Victoria Trader

Victoria Trader

On October 2, the 166 meter long, 155334 dwt container ship Victoria Trader collided with an 1435 dwt chemical tanker near Ulsan, South Korea. The two vessels had bumped resulting in minor dents on the starboard side of the tanker and port side of the boxship. No reports of injuries or pollution released.  Korean authorities dispatched investigators to the vessels. Reports state alcohol was not a factor in the collision.  Both vessels proceeded to Ulsan for further investigation into the incident.  The name of the tanker was not disclosed in the news reports.