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Large freighter 'Full City' aground off Lagesund after storm (video)

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Old 31st July 2009, 13:06
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Large freighter 'Full City' aground off Lagesund after storm (video)

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A Chinese-owned freighter is leaking fuel after running aground near Lagesund off the Norwegian coast.

The accident happened during stormy conditions overnight. The “Full City” was carrying more than one thousand tonnes of fuel.

Rescue officials say 16 sailors have been evacuated from the vessel and seven remain on the ship. The entire crew are Chinese nationals.

The area affected is the North Sea coastline in southern Norway – which a popular holiday area in summer.

The World Wildlife Fund says the spill could affect a large number of birds from a nearby sanctuary.

It’s calling for volunteers to help in the clean-up effort.

Rescue officials have called on the company operating the tanker, Hong Kong-based Cosco, to put pressure on the captain to abandon the vessel.

Coast guard reports indicate the ship will not survive the events.
http://www.euronews.net/2009/07/31/g...el-off-norway/
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Old 31st July 2009, 17:12
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The ship is leaking alot of oil, endangering the local environment...

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/sh...0731-e4lb.html
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In these "enlightened" and "non-judgmental" times are we allowed to ask how such a well defined feature as the south coast of Norway crept up on this vessel, apparently unseen?
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is it called ..gps?
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Another ship sank with all hands in the same storm, so I am guessing the weather had a hand in the grounding of 'Full City'.

'Langeland' sank, stone carrying freighter...

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=28307
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In these "enlightened" and "non-judgmental" times are we allowed to ask how such a well defined feature as the south coast of Norway crept up on this vessel, apparently unseen?
the captain must have had tom tom upside down?
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Warm bridge, comfy chair, television screens, a sure recipe for a sleep, it is for me especially when the motor racing is on!!
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had worrying time off Norway's west coast in foul weather once when main engine failed and this on large new LPG ship, Norway flag. Not necessarily gps or comfy wheelhouse. !
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It just seems amazing in today,s shipping world how many accident's are caused by someone falling asleep on the Bridge whether it's groundings or collision's. Like yourself Tim we had problem's on a new ship on the run up to Narvik, put down to a design problem with the v/v stem lubrication system it was BANG< BANG, all stop, everybody down below fortunatly the weather was not to bad.
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The authorities are struggling with the oil spill from 'Full City'...

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/s...ll-spread.html

Seems the ship suffered engine failure during the storm, the weather hasn't really calmed down alot either, which is hampering the oil problem.
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The fuel leak from 'Full City' is now apparently under control...

http://www.cctv.com/program/worldwid...3/100671.shtml
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The Captain of 'Full City' has been charged over the oil spill...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5723WA20090803

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OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police on Monday charged the Chinese captain of a dry bulk vessel for not warning the coastal authorities that his ship was in danger during a storm last week that led to one of Norway's biggest fuel spills.

The Chinese-owned "Full City" ship has remained grounded near Langesund since early Friday morning, when it was blown off course during a heavy storm and started leaking fuel.

The spill has affected a 150-kilometer (93 mile) stretch of coastline in southern Norway and occurred near a bird sanctuary and a popular summer resort about 170 km south-west of Oslo.

"The captain of the vessel has been charged for not reporting that his ship was in a dangerous situation," police attorney Siri Karlsen told a news conference. The charge carries a maximum two-year jail sentence, Norway's TV2 television said.

...cont../..
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Eyewitness photo's have been published of the environmental damage done by 'Full City' when she grounded last week...

http://www.naturvern.no/cgi-bin/natu...aker?id=132164
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Smit International have been brought in to deal with the bulk carrier 'Full City' aground at Langesund...

http://www.maritimejournal.com/archi...d_bulk_carrier
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They now have decided to tow the vessel to the nearby port of Bamble in Telemark. Here's something from norwegian newspaper Dagbladet - including a good photo:
http://www.dagbladet.no/2009/08/14/n...nriks/7653915/
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It's good that they are able to tow her into a port, I believe I read on initial reports that when she first went aground there were fears she might be a total loss.
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She was towed into Göteborg Cityvarvet a couple of days ago by two tugs. I can see her from my office window, which is right next to the docks. She's still leaking fuel and the docks have been contained, despite that some fuel can be seen on the river.

Nordby Maersk is on the dock next to Full City currently.
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