Category Archives: Special reports

Grounding of CSCL Indian Ocean on river Elbe

In the evening of February 3rd , 2016, around 10.20 p.m. the CSCL Indian Ocean ran aground close to Grünendeich most certainly due to a rudder failure.

On February 7th, 2016 I was able to take some shots of the stranded vessel.

CSCL Indian Ocean09CSCL Indian Ocean still at her position off the fairway.

Panorama CSCL Indian OceanThe panorama view shows all vessels operating around the vessel.
Most vessels are tug boats or dredgers.

610_0799The inland vessel Dresden II is just leaving the scene with MDO which it pumped off the CSCL Indian Ocean in order to lighten the ship.

DSC_8498Thousands of visitors came to the river in order to get a view at the scene. Even the traffic information on the radio mentioned the chaos alongside the river on both riverbanks.

610_1040 610_1043Very impressive was the passage of 13,000 TEU container vessel Hanjin Asia passing by the scene with a draft of 14.2 metres.

The CSCL Indian Ocean will most certainly have to stay in her position till Tuesday February 9th, 2016 since this will be the time with the next spring tide. Until this moment the only thing the salvage staff can do is dredging the area as well as pumping all ballastwater as well as all fuel out of the ship.

 

 

CMA CGM Marco Polo – maiden call Bremerhaven, December 14th, 2012.

CMA CGM Marco Polo – the largest container vessel ever built – is arriving in Bremerhaven during her maiden voyage on December 14th, 2012.
Built: 2012 @ Daewoo Shipyard, Okpo – South Korea | IMO No.: 9454436 | Gross tonnage: 175,343 | Flag / Port of registry: United Kingdom / London | Flag: United Kingdom | Container capacity: 16,020 TEU | Length overall: 396.00 m | Max Draft: 16.028 m | Breadth: 53.60 m | Main engine power: 80,080 kW | Max Speed: 24.1 knots

MSC Daniela – first call to Bremerhaven, April 07th, 2010

On April 07th, 2010 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) sent the MSC Daniela to Bremerhaven for the very first time.

Technical data: Delivered: 12/2008 | IMO No.: 9399002 | Gross tonnage: 151,559 | DWT: 155,438 tons| Length overall: 366.0 m | Breadth 51.29 m | max Draft: 15.60 m | Flag: Panama | Container capacity: 13,798 TEU | Owner: Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) | Main Engine: MAN B&W with 72,240 kW | Speed: 23.5 kts | Shipyard: Samsung, Koje Island, Korea

Edit: all information is related to the time when the pictures were taken

MSC Daniela – first call to Antwerp, May 27th, 2009

MSC Daniela – MSC’s biggest type of containervessels. She and her sisters are the second biggest containervessels in the world. Maersk’s E-type is still a little bit bigger.
All pictures were taken at the river Scheldt on May 27th, 2009 during her very first call to Antwerp.
Delivered: 12/2008 | IMO No.: 9399002 | Gross tonnage: 151,559 | DWT: 155,438 tons | Length overall: 366.0 m | Breadth 51.29 m | max Draft: 15.60 m | Flag: Panama | Container capacity: 13,798  TEU | Owner: Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) | Main Engine: MAN B&W with 72,240 kW  | Speed: 23.5 kts | Shipyard: Samsung, Koje Island, Korea

Edit: all information is related to the time when the pictures were taken

Disney Dream in Bremerhaven – November/December 2010

Meyerwerft’s latest cruise vessel Disney Dream is arriving in Bremerhaven in the evening of November 30th, 2010.

Technical data:
IMO No.: 9434254 | Year of Build: 2010 | ex Names: none | Gross tonnage: 128,000 | Length overall (m): 339.55 | Maximum breadth (m): 36.88 | Maximum draught (m): 7.93 | Shipyard: Jos. L. Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany | Yard / Hull number: 687 | Maximum Speed (kn): 24 | Maximum passenger capacity: 4,000 | Crew capacity: 1,453 | Homeport / Flag: Nassau / Bahamas | owner/operator: Disney Cruise Line

 

MSC Magnifica – maiden call to Hamburg on March 05th, 2010

Technical data MSC Magnifica:
IMO No.: 9387085 | ex Names: none | Gross tonnage: 95,128 | Length overall: 253.33 m | Breadth: 32.20 m | Draught: 7.30 m | Passenger capacity: 3,013 | Year of Build / Yard: 2010 / STX France SA, St. Nazaire, France | Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama | Engine Power: 58,000 kW | Speed: 23.0 knots

Ems transfer of MV Celebrity Silhouette on June 30th, 2011

Meyerwerft’s latest newbuilding Celebrity Silhouette is transfered through the narrow river Ems from Meyerwerft, Papenburg to the North Sea on June 30th, 2011. The vessel is assisted by two Bremerhaven based tug boats Bugsier 6 and Hunte. Final destination of the vessel is Eemshaven. Lateron there are seatrials to follow before the vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the owner Celebrity Cruises in Hamburg. The christening ceremony in Hamburg is scheduled for July 21st, 2011.

IMO number: 9451094 | Built: 2011 | Shipyard: Jos. L. Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany | Gross tonnage (ton): 121,878 | Power output (KW): 91,364 | Maximum Speed (kn): 24 | Overall length (m): 315.00 | Overall beam (m): 36.80 | Maximum draught (m): 8.30 | Maximum passenger capacity: 2,850 | Homeport / Flag: Valetta / Malta | owner/operator: Celebrity Cruises

Grounding of Algoma Discovery – Sept 24th, 2009

Bulk carrier Algoma Discovery grounded at Harriersand in the river Weser on September 24th, 2009 around 1930 hrs.
The vessel was loaded with approximately 27,000 tons of steel coils. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Ravenna, Italy.
According to local news she grounded due to a technical failure with the engine.
Algoma Discovery | Built: 1987 | IMO No.: 8505848 | Gross tonnage: 23,306 | Flag: Bahamas |  Length overall: 222.43 m | Beam: 23.08 m

On September 26th, 2009 around 1830 hrs the vessel was pulled off the ground with the help of 9 tug vessels and the tide. It has been maneuvered with tug assistance to the port of Brake where further inspections need to be done.