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https://gcaptain.com/yacht-transport-ship-in-trouble-off-norway/

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday.

The cargo ship appears to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Star Class Yacht Transport, which operates two vessels, including the Eemslift Hendrika, and offers regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey.

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Good news is no shortage of lifeboats ;)

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ripping along at 3kts

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I would have thought their loading method would require a very sophisticated ballast system that could compensate for that.

Apparently I was wrong.

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yeah... and looking at the video, I was expecting to see more "carnage" on the deck.. what was there didn't look like it was moving around. 

The one power boat on the stern section was the only one askew that I could see.. maybe something fell off the starboard side as is still hanging on by a cable or something. 

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1 hour ago, LeoV said:

They have internal loads too, who says the deck cargo shifted ?
BTW force 9 bft there.

Pretty sure those boats in cradles get welded to the deck.

Unlikely to shift.

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3 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

https://gcaptain.com/yacht-transport-ship-in-trouble-off-norway/

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday.

The cargo ship appears to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Star Class Yacht Transport, which operates two vessels, including the Eemslift Hendrika, and offers regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey.

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Good news is no shortage of lifeboats ;)

crane them off or to the side for ballast 

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Not always sure when folks are being facetious, but I have not seen a cabled load overcome gravity. If they tried to re position cargo, as soon as it is lifted it goes to low side, making situation worse. I don’t think that move is recommended in cargo 101. 

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Pretty sure those boats in cradles get welded to the deck.

Unlikely to shift.

They do weld the cradles... but remember the "My Song" episode? Lot's can still go wrong!

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2 hours ago, BayRacer said:

Not always sure when folks are being facetious, but I have not seen a cabled load overcome gravity. If they tried to re position cargo, as soon as it is lifted it goes to low side, making situation worse. I don’t think that move is recommended in cargo 101. 

But it is part of Hold my beer 101...

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5 hours ago, Senator Seditious Maximus said:

What's wrong with 30 degrees of heel anyway?

Well, that rail in the water sailing is a big thrill and all, but for nearly all boats

it's slow and nervous making for your significants . . 

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12 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Pretty sure those boats in cradles get welded to the deck.

Unlikely to shift.

It seems that while unlikely it is the reason given. 

"The ship with cargo of boats on upper deck is en route from Bremerhaven to Kolvereid Norway, it is these boats which shift and caused heavy list." https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2021/04/05/dutch-cargo-ship-in-danger-of-capsizing-crew-partially-evacuated-norwegian-sea/

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12 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Pretty sure those boats in cradles get welded to the deck.

Unlikely to shift.

Err... before and after shots show that a few have fallen off...

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i/Ky4gaM/arbeidsbaat-falt-av-det-havarerte-skipet-flyter 

This one is still there... with the main still on??? (and coming loose by the look of it!)

 

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6 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

So did the boats FALL off or did they ESCAPE ?

some boats have fallen off, all crew have now been air lifted /rescued.

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It lost power 19 hours ago, while motoring on auto pilot, without crew. Now drifting towards the coast... . Picture from Marine Traffic (free version). 34 kn wind NNE according to MT.

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17 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

https://gcaptain.com/yacht-transport-ship-in-trouble-off-norway/

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday.

The cargo ship appears to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Star Class Yacht Transport, which operates two vessels, including the Eemslift Hendrika, and offers regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey.

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Good news is no shortage of lifeboats ;)

Why are those bitches not hiking? It says "Star Class" right there! 

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6 minutes ago, maxstaylock said:

Looks like the green (fishing?) boat midships is gone

The Coast Guard is stand by. No lifes at stake..., Has 24 -36 hours runway yet... and the grape wine says a tug is making ready to go go out. Wind and waves are easing by daylight tomorrow.

 

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How can a tug get a line on an uncrewed boat in those seas?

 

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1 minute ago, Windward said:

How can a tug get a line on an uncrewed boat in those seas?

Step ladder. 

Seriously unless the crew left something in the water (at bow or stern) very hard. Sometimes a tug will try to grab onto an anchor or anchor chain if visible.

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Just now, Zonker said:

Step ladder. 

Seriously unless the crew left something in the water (at bow or stern) very hard. Sometimes a tug will try to grab onto an anchor or anchor chain if visible.

Now that job requires some nerve.  It's a far cry from pilots boarding some rickety ladder.

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22 minutes ago, Windward said:

ow can a tug get a line on an uncrewed boat in those seas?

There shall be two hawsers trailing, prepared before the crew abandoned...

BB Ocean tug / supply vessel under way..

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1 hour ago, Windward said:

How can a tug get a line on an uncrewed boat in those seas?

 

Every good tug crew has THAT guy.  He can't tie his shoe laces, his berth is a hazmat zone, his lips move when he reads, he gets paint all over the windows, and always blocks the loo.  But...  When you ask him to jump on an unmanned barge in the dark of gale, he jumps, and thinks nothing of it.

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21 hours ago, Senator Seditious Maximus said:

What's wrong with 30 degrees of heel anyway?

HIKE, BITCHES!!

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21 hours ago, Senator Seditious Maximus said:

What's wrong with 30 degrees of heel anyway?

 

21 hours ago, ROADKILL666 said:

Nothing at all if your on a sailboat 

 

21 hours ago, gbkersey said:

You must mean on a half cat...

 

You mean 1/3 of a tri

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1 hour ago, Windward said:

How can a tug get a line on an uncrewed boat in those seas?

 

Here they send a navy chopper to get people down on the boat, that's training on a calm day :

i can't imagine what it is like in the bay of Biscay in Force 10 waves!

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53 minutes ago, maxstaylock said:

Every good tug crew has THAT guy.  He can't tie his shoe laces, his berth is a hazmat zone, his lips move when he reads, he gets paint all over the windows, and always blocks the loo.  But...  When you ask him to jump on an unmanned barge in the dark of gale, he jumps, and thinks nothing of it.

They have a bow guy on tugs.

Who knew?

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7 hours ago, tallyho said:

Err... before and after shots show that a few have fallen off...

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i/Ky4gaM/arbeidsbaat-falt-av-det-havarerte-skipet-flyter

This one is still there... with the main still on??? (and coming loose by the look of it!)

 

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Doesn’t one of our own have a Pogo 36 on a ship right now fully rigged? Anyone know what kind of boat that is?

edit: thankfully that’s the wrong ship. 

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3 hours ago, Tender said:

The deck cargo off on it's own...screen shot of Norwegian TV- news:

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is that the same carrier/ Does not look it.

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6 minutes ago, Essex said:

No, that green AQS tug / supply vessel was still on the deck yesterday. 

It left overnight I guess, took the crane on its way over from the looks of it.

From RIGO's posted video

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But no information on the fate of the ship on CBS, just video of crew rescues.

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Update 08.00 local time: (google translate):

Planning towing the casualty today There is still a risk that the ship could capcize and pose an environmental hazard.  The tugboats BB Ocean and Normand Drott arrived the night of Wednesday leading up to the crash site. The tugboats have been hired by the Dutch salvage company Smit Salvage. They are scheduled to tow the ship to shore on Wednesday morning, but first people must be hoisted from a helicopter to attach tow ropes.  When the ship is rigged to tow, try to get it into sheltered waters and anchor up. Then the ship should be stabilized before it is transported further
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8 hours ago, TheDragon said:

A serious tug is on its way.

 

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The maritime equivalent of a German Shepherd, that thing just growls menacingly and the straying ship silently slinks, somewhat sheepishly, into whatever port it’s told to, metaphorical tail between legs.

If the growling doesn’t work, THEN the tug’s bowman goes in.

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15 hours ago, Monkey said:

Doesn’t one of our own have a Pogo 36 on a ship right now fully rigged? Anyone know what kind of boat that is?

edit: thankfully that’s the wrong ship. 

I have the Pogo 36 with Sevenstar due in Baltimore on Friday.

This ship is owned by the same company that refloated the Ever Green  

I sent Sevenstar  diagrams of how to support the boat and then they welded the supports in place. Photos of the loaded boat are one the Construction of a Pogo 36 thread. 
 

Sevenstar is carrying a load of paper down below that will be offloaded before the boats. 

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    I delivered a dive boat from Slidell, LA to Dania, FL to that flooded transporter above (or one of her sister ships). Final destination was St Thomas so the whole deck was taken up by a variety of southbound craft. We were one of the smallest and it was bizarre to tool around in the canal waiting for the big guys to go on first then drive into the pack and let the divers put blocking under the boat. We stayed onboard until the pumping out and the boat was firmly sitting on the blocks or chocks or cradles that secures the boat. I didn't stick around for the welding to the deck but was impressed by how quickly the loading and lashdown went. 

    Something funny about that photo above, I think it has been PhotoShopped.  Maybe not after watching this vid. The Blue Marlin is way bigger that the Dockwise ship we used. Funny thing is that a couple days earlier as we passed Pascagoula MS we saw the USS COLE with the blast hole in its side on its way back from the other Gulf to get repaired at Ingalls shipyard. Look for it in the video.

 

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It's gotten worse, remaining four crew taken off by helio.  

Scroll down for the News article, my first attachment here was a goof-up so I've learned where the "edit" button is, thanks to Slim

 

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8 minutes ago, nolatom said:

Sorry wrong attachment obviously.  Will try again.

PS  What's happened to the "edit" function for when you f-up??

it's under the 3 dots on the upper right of a post (if you are on a computer, at least)

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Ah.  Thanks, Slim,

One more try, cut and paste from Marine Insurance News for today 7 April:

In today's issue from Insurance Marine News

  • Vessels sunk after Cyclone Seroja hits Indonesia, East Timor
  • Eemslift Hendrika abandoned off coast of Norway after cargo shift
  • Surveillance ops on ships anchoring illegally off Malaysia
  • Syndicate results 2020 #2 – Cincinnati Global 318
  • Ever Given crew under risk of arrest, claims Indian paper
  • No plan to construct a double channel, says Egyptian president
  • Suez chaos leaves shipping companies counting accumulating expenses
  • Maersk suspends spot bookings from several export markets
  • CDC issues new technical guidance on cruises resumption
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to insist on Covid-19 vaccinations for guests and crew
  • Germany to propose reconstruction of Beirut port and surrounding area
  • IUMI reiterates focus for 2021 on sustainability, resilience and innovation
  • Accident round-up


Vessels sunk after Cyclone Seroja hits Indonesia, East Timor
Floods and landslides were triggered on Timor, the island shared by Indonesia and East Timor, by tropical cyclone Seroja. The cyclone also impacted a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia. A total of 113 people were recorded as killed, but that number is expected to rise, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday April 5th.
The cyclone brought flash floods, landslides and strong winds amid heavy rain over the weekend, disaster agency BNPB said. Hundreds of houses and other facilities such as a solar power plant were damaged. Ships and motor boats sank as the cyclone set off waves as high as six metres.
One vessel confirmed as sunk was Passenger/Cargo RoRo Jatra I (IMO 7818626), which capsized in Bolok Port, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), at the ferry pier on April 4th due to the extreme weather. The ship listed to port side and finally capsized in heavy rain storm.
1980-built, Indonesia-flagged, 3,871 gt Jatra I is owned by the Indonesian Government Min Land Comms and managed by ASDP Indonesia Ferry of Jakarta, Indonesia.
A rather poor-quality video is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQi0b5Cqsg0
 
Eemslift Hendrika abandoned off coast of Norway after cargo shift
The crew of Dutch heavy-lift cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika (IMO 9671486) were evacuated in stormy weather off the coast of Norway late on Monday March 5th. The abandoned vessel, which is mainly used as a yacht transporter, was left adrift and in danger of sinking, according to local officials.
The vessel had issued a distress signal during the morning of April 5th when it was in the Norwegian Sea, 60 nm west of Olesund, Norway. The ship appeared to have developed a heavy list after a cargo shift.
According to local media, eight crew out of the 12 were evacuated by helicopter, leaving four crew on board to attempt to salvage the ship. Salvage ships or tugs were heading for the vessel.
Footage later released by the Norwegian Rescue Coordination Centre showed some of the 12 crew members jumping into the ocean from the by-now badly listing vessel before being rescued by helicopter. Others were hoisted directly from the deck.
The vessel had departed Bremerhaven, Germany bound for Kolvereid, Norway. The cargo shift causing the vessel to list between 15 and 30 degrees to starboard in heavy seas.
The Norwegian authorities initially dispatched three helicopters and two rescue vessels to coordinate the efforts on the scene. Arriving at the vessel, they reported seas were running 10 to 15 metres and winds were a strong to severe gale with maintained speeds over 40 mph.
Initially it was decided to airlift eight of the twelve crew members from the vessel to Alesund. The captain and three crew members remained aboard during the day attempting to steer the Eemslift Hendrika into the weather and stabilize the cargo. The Norwegian authorities assisted by airlifting two bilge pumps to begin pumping out seawater that was leaking into the cargo hold.
The vessel’s owner told the Norwegian media that the situation was stable aboard the vessel, and they were hoping that the weather would subside so that the vessel could proceed to a nearby port.
Late reports from the Norwegian authorities however are that the weather had not calmed and by late in the day, the captain felt it was no longer safe for the crew to remain aboard. The captain and three remaining crew members were airlifted off the ship by a Norwegian SAR helicopter. Some reports indicate that one of the crew members was injured and was taken to a hospital.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration and the shipping company were reported to be working on a plan for handling the vessel in hopes that it would remain afloat overnight, and that the weather would calm sufficiently to permit a salvage effort.
All the crew members were brought to safety, but the vessel was at risk of sinking, Hans Petter Mortenson of the Norwegian Coastal Administration told public broadcaster NRK, adding that “the ship lost power on the main engine during the night and is drifting towards land”.
He said that if the ship sunk it could cause a spill of diesel and fuel oil from its tanks.
The Eemslift Hendrika is operated by Starclass Yacht Transport, which runs two vessels, offering regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey.
One person was reported injured and taken to a hospital.
MV Eemslift Hendrika, built in 2015, is managed by Amasus Shipping BV and is registered in the Netherlands. AIS data shows the ship departed Bremerhaven, Germany on March 4 with a destination of Kolvereid, Norway.
Built in 2015 and registered in the Netherlands, the 111.6 metre (366 feet) Eemslift Hendrika is a yacht transport vessel, carrying smaller boats on its deck, according to Monaco-based Starclass Yacht Transport, which markets the ship’s services.
2015 built, Netherlands-flagged, 5,460 gt Eemslift Hendrika is owned by Eemslift Hendrika BV care of manager Amasus Support BV of Delfzjil, Netherlands.
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Been drifting steadily closer to shore, but wind is calming today, then strong SW tomorrow, then big NW front Thursday night. They better get it under control soon.

 

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Operation has started now, salvage crew (deployed by helicopter) on deck. Night-time now, but the authorities is taking the lead, the action is visible from land now.

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looks like they lost six boats overboard? Tow is due north, not into shelter?

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Is there something heavy hanging off the starboard side?   Like a ship that fell off?  Otherwise it doesn't make sense that the ship hasn't stabilized.  The deck cargo is mostly gone.

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2 hours ago, Rain Man said:

Is there something heavy hanging off the starboard side?   Like a ship that fell off?  Otherwise it doesn't make sense that the ship hasn't stabilized.  The deck cargo is mostly gone.

Quite possible , the cables seem intact and are  hanging over the side so you'd have to think the boom apparatus and other things many be attached ?

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