Three Engine Failures, Two Collisions = Bad Day On The Elbe

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Nov 272009
 

image Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, BSU, has issued its report on the multiple engine failures of the 8,896 gt reefer Hope Bay while on passage from Hamburg, under the conduct of a pilot, and subsequent collisions between Hope Bay and the salvage tug Oceanic and between Oceanic and Joseph Mobius, a suction dredger. The cause of the engine failures remains in doubt but a key element in the incident was poor communication.

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Jul 162009
 

Freyja directs/the sittings in the hall./She half the fallen chooses each day,
Grímnismál

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Freya takes more than her half. Before and after.

Chart updates came too late for the Danish cargo ship Freya to be directed around a light structure at the entrance to the Elbe on 16 December 2008, according to Germany’s Bundesstel le für Seeunfalluntersuchung, Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation. The resulting contact – allision to our American readers -severely damaged the cargo ship and demolished the structure.

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