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Old 18th February 2015, 10:54
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Ship aground near Ardnamurchan

Interesting article on BBC News re Lysblink Seaways aground at Kilchoan, near Ardnamurchan Point, link as follows:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-31515061
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Old 18th February 2015, 10:59
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Interesting article on BBC News re Lysblink Seaways aground at Kilchoan, near Ardnamurchan Point, link as follows:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-31515061
Ho Hum.
Maybe the integrated navigation system went on the blink. Or there was a disparity at the virtual/reality interface.
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Old 18th February 2015, 11:58
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I see the BBC are trying to "talk up" the story by calling it a large container ship! To me it looks more like a dedicated unit load vessel - palletised paper in this case.
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Old 18th February 2015, 12:03
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I see the BBC are trying to "talk up" the story by calling it a large container ship! To me it looks more like a dedicated unit load vessel - palletised paper in this case.
Do you think that the large white structure on the stbd side is some kind of ventilation air drying plant to keep the paper in good condition ?

Or maybe it's the hold access ?
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Old 18th February 2015, 12:16
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Interestingly just a few miles away from where the Lysfoss ran aground on May 7 2001 following steering failure. Both vessels have run aground twice.
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Old 18th February 2015, 12:51
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Do you think that the large white structure on the stbd side is some kind of ventilation air drying plant to keep the paper in good condition ?

Or maybe it's the hold access ?
It is an elevator sytem for loading/discharging rolls of paper.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...sprint&f=false

http://www.spliethoff.com/Sideloadin...ie&objectId=15
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Old 18th February 2015, 13:11
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Good idea. I recall when carrying newsprint the mad scramble to hatch up at the prospect of rain .
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Old 18th February 2015, 13:13
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This is one of the few ships remaining in the British Merchant Navy, she is registered in Dover, and is described as a cargo/container ship of 7500DWT.
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Old 18th February 2015, 14:42
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http://www.sea-cargo.no/wp-content/u...t-Lysblink.pdf
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Old 18th February 2015, 14:55
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On all the Gorthon line Swedish paper carriers I have worked over the last 20 odd years the white deckhouse is the elevator. Usually takes about two rolls of news print. They lost one off Holland quite a few years ago.
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Old 18th February 2015, 15:38
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Typical British Flag manning. ex. Sea-web.
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Old 18th February 2015, 15:48
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According to Marine Traffic AIS report: constant speed and heading (326° at 14Kn) for half an hour straight into the coast.

Turning point mis-programmed? Auto-pilot failure? Dozing OOD?
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Old 18th February 2015, 18:46
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This area has had groundings before due to watchkeepers falling asleep.
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Old 18th February 2015, 18:57
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Typical British Flag manning. ex. Sea-web.
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Four ratings and five officers? I suppose, Old man, number one, engineer as officers, unless she carried Nav and Radio officers. Someone care to put me right?
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Old 18th February 2015, 19:53
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Old 18th February 2015, 21:46
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It needs to be gone quickly, weather forecast for next Monday is a tad squally.
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Old 18th February 2015, 23:36
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good day banni,sm.yesterday.19:54.re:ship aground near ardnamurchan.hope they can pull her off.great photo's.thank you for posting.regards ben27
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Four ratings and five officers? I suppose, Old man, number one, engineer as officers, unless she carried Nav and Radio officers. Someone care to put me right?
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I expect the 5 officers are master, two mates and two engineers.
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Why is a ship bound Norway from Belfast in this position. Is that 'inside passage' a normal short cut?
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I expect the 5 officers are master, two mates and two engineers.
That sounds right jim.
Small crews, short turnarounds, uncomfortable in heavy weather,commercial pressures. Small efficient crews might be sustainable on paper? Piloted a few and the scenario was a Master One Man Band on the bridge and similar in the E.R. Not always the small efficient team to assist.
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Why is a ship bound Norway from Belfast in this position. Is that 'inside passage' a normal short cut?
Maybe not "normal" but taking the inside passages can give a tidal advantage as well as providing sheltered water so heavy seas don't slow you down. Also the intricacies of the pilotage help keep the mind alert. If sleep still intrudes then something is wrong.
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Old 19th February 2015, 12:54
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Why is a ship bound Norway from Belfast in this position. Is that 'inside passage' a normal short cut?
The only route. (Being as she’s a tad too large to squirt through the CC).
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Old 19th February 2015, 13:35
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It was a regular route for us on the Tillerman whilst on BP charter - delivering oil products to the Highlands & Islands.
Going through the sounds was always something special whatever the weather - certainly not a time to fall asleep!

We had a Captain, Mate & 2nd Mate - Ch Eng, 2nd Eng & 3rd Eng.
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Old 19th February 2015, 14:14
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Thanks, just asking.
I was on Gearbulk ships in the 80s n 90s, and we took the inside passage around Chlle in the winter to avoid the weather, and outside round Cape Horn when the sun was shining!

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Old 19th February 2015, 14:22
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My analysis of the situation from the comfort of my armchair in south-east England is that she went ashore at half tide up. If she was at cruising speed when she parked she will have pushed herself ashore some way.
The tug Kingdom of Fife is standing by off Kilchoan according to its AIS and the tug Fourth Jouster is hove too/anchored in the lee of Mull, just across the sound. GCaptain informs us that the the Fourth Jouster has a diver on board to inspect the hull of the Seaways but I doubt he is too keen to get wet at the moment as it is blowing about 30 knots onto the beam of the Seaways.
Force 5 predicted for tomorrow but that is about as good as it gets.
I think a degree of luck is needed. The locals prefer ships running aground to have a cargo of barrels of whisky.
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