Storm Damages Ship, Injures Master

Monday, February 04, 2008
Falmouth Coastguard last week were coordinating assistance to the `Horncliff, a refrigerated vessel, owned by Pluto shipping company, which has three injured people on board, one seriously, after losing 60 containers overboard in rough weather over 225 miles west south west of the Isles of Scilly.

The crew of the vessel, a 1992 built, 12,887 ton cargo ship which is flying the Liberian flag reported at 12.30 p.m. to Falmouth Coastguard that the vessel had lost all her deck cargo but was still managing to make her way in very rough weather. The Master of the vessel is seriously injured whilst two passengers on board require medical attention. There are a total of 31 people on board.

The vessels last port of call was Moin in Costa Rica and was heading for Dover, but may divert to Antwerp.

The vessels position is currently too far for a helicopter transfer and the crew have been asked to turn the vessel towards Southern Ireland to allow a UK rescue helicopter, to make the transit. The winds locally are north westerly, force 9 with showers of sleet and a heavy swell. The seas are currently measuring between 20 and 30 foot which will make any evacuation from the deck very hazardous.

It is believed the containers contain non hazardous material such as bananas and melons, although that has not yet been confirmed. The Agencys counter pollution team are currently modeling the drift of the containers in the present weather and seeking additional information on any further damage to the vessel.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

CMA CGM-led Consortium Win Box Terminal Bid

The consortium formed by CMA CGM, Bolloré and CHEC won the bid process initiated by the Cameroonian government Following the bidding procedure initiated by the Cameroonian government,

Wärtsilä Wins 2 Regasification Contracts

South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has placed two important contracts with Wärtsilä for seawater/propane based regasification modules. The systems

Hitachi Gas Supply System Order for MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation for a high-pressure gas supply system enabling use of natural gas as fuel in marine engines.

Casualties

Greek Coastguard Rescues 2,500 over Three Days

Greece's coastguard has rescued about 2,500 migrants and refugees off the country's eastern islands over the past three days, authorities said on Monday, as the

Syncrude Uncertain about Plant Fire Affecting Production

The operator of Canada's largest synthetic crude project said on Saturday it is investigating the causes of an early morning fire at an upgrading plant. Firefighters extinguished the blaze,

Iranian Ship, Crew Escape Captivity off Somali Coast

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1918 sec (5 req/sec)