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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