Untight Hatches Foundered Ferry

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Apr 082011
 

Egholm II - Water down the hatch

Untight hatches led to the foundering of the ferry Egholm II while under tow to a yard for rebuilding. Water swept over the foredeck and made ingress into the engine room.

Says the newly-released Danish Maritime Authority report: “EGHOLM II is a ferry with a tonnage of 99.5 BT. The ship is (sic)built in 1963. Continue reading »