Video: Karin Schepers Aground In Cornwall – Deja Vu All Over Again?

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Aug 042011
 

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At 04.30am, Falmouth Coastguard noted on its Automatic Identification system that the containership Karin Schepers was not using the traffic separation scheme correctly. All attempts were made to call the vessel by all means but the vessel went aground in the area of Cape Cornwall

The ship had run aground on a beach at Cape Cornwall.

It is the second grounding for the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged Karin Schepers. In a previous incident the officer of the watch had fallen asleep. Concern had been raised by VTS personnel and attempts to communicate with her failed.

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Accident Report – Karin Schepers and the Stranger on the Bridge

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Aug 082009
 
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A stranger told him the vessel had grounded

“He first realized that the ship was aground when a man he did not know came on the bridge.”

So says the Danish Maritime Authority report on the grounding of the containership Karin Schepers on 22 March 2009. The only good news in the incident is, according to the report: “The passage planning was found to be conducted in a satisfactory manner.”

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