Cranes struck as ship breaks free (BBC News)

SN NewsCaster
1st March 2008, 10:50
Cranes at a port are extensively damaged as a cargo ship breaks free from its moorings in high winds.

More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/suffolk/7272408.stm)

Gavin Gait
1st March 2008, 10:52
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=106101
~The cranes are her cargo I think
Ricks ( Patalavaca ) image of her taken yesterday... http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/data/518/medium/Zhen_Hua_23_22ac_8414738_FX_29012008.jpg

JoK
1st March 2008, 11:11
Ships breaking free from the dock seems to be happening more. Don't they run more lines if a blow is expected or bring tugs in to standby? Seems a little neligant to me.

billyboy
1st March 2008, 11:34
when i first got started on a ship (MV crested Eagle) we always moored 3 each end. But, if a blow was expected we ran an insurance wire as well. That was back in 1960 and she was a small ship!

Cossack
1st March 2008, 18:30
Smit World (http://www.smit.com/link.asp?PageID=1203)

This is a link to the ’Zhen Hua 10’ incident.
This shipping line does seem 'incident' prone.

Google Map (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=felixstowe+docks&ie=UTF8&ll=51.943365,1.320591&spn=0.005846,0.01442&t=h&z=16)
Is this where it happened?

Pictures (http://www.harwichhavenshipsandyachts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=324)

SAH
2nd March 2008, 12:13
Looks like it could be a good job for the nibler from MSC NAPOLI

Cossack
2nd March 2008, 13:58
Looks like it could be a good job for the nibler from MSC NAPOLI

No it will be too busy on the Riverdance.

SAH
2nd March 2008, 14:29
The RIVERDANCE contract has gone to a firm from Bangalore with many years of beach type ship breaking knowledge, But are having travel problems for there staff at Calais.

Cossack
2nd March 2008, 21:36
Passport issues?

Hawkeye
3rd March 2008, 13:24
The RIVERDANCE contract has gone to a firm from Bangalore with many years of beach type ship breaking knowledge, But are having travel problems for there staff at Calais.

Probably waiting for a lorry to take them across the channel

Cossack
3rd March 2008, 17:10
Video (http://www.felixstowetv.co.uk/e107_plugins/eplayer/eplayer.php?view.522.0.20)