Container Ship hits Mooring Boat in Italy
by www.MaritimeBulletin.net - published on 18 January 2020
MSC container ship struck mooring boat while moving in Gioia Tauro harbor, Italy, on Jan 18. Pilot boat sank, after understood, being crashed between container ship bulbous bow and pier, but was quickly recovered by crane and placed on pier. Boat luckily, was unmanned at the time of an accident. Container ship wasn’t identified, and there are 3 MSC container ships at Gioia Tauro, as of evening Jan 18, but available information points at MSC ADELAIDE, she was in process of berthing on arrival from Genoa.
Container ship MSC ADELAIDE, IMO 9618290, dwt 111500, capacity 8766 TEU, built 2013, flag Panama.
According to further information, the boat involved was NOT a pilot boat but a mooring boat. A closer look at the photo would have been enough. We have taken over the first reports too fast. In the future we will pay more attention, because we want to report quickly, but above all safely and seriously.
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Article In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 January 2020
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In Memoriam of the late Captain Dennis Sherwood who passed away on Monday the 30th of December.
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BUILD YEAR 2015
Length, Overall: 12.0 m
Beam Overall (with fender): 3.0 m
Draft (full load, hull): 0.95 m
Displacement (full load): 6.400 kg
Cabin: 4, air supported seats
Speed (max): +27 kt
Fuel capacity: approx. 350 ltr.
HULL, DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE:
The boat is made of a combination of glass- and carbon fibre as
sandwich construction with PVC as core material.
The fender is composed of rigid foam filled profile, covered with
PUR, to guarantee maximum buoyancy. The fender has a D shape
profile to increase the internal usable beam.
Composite deckhouse featuring seats for passengers and crew.
Both decks can be accessed from the cabin.
Removable deck sections to access bow thruster compartment and
Stowage for mooring equipment.
Railings and transfer ladders.
5 mooring bites.
Decks are self bailing.
Three mooring cleats.
T E C H N I C A L
ENGINES, PROPULSION, STEERING & MANOUVERING:
1 x Volvo Penta D6 330hk
1x Craftsmann side thruster
Complete engine instruments with RPM, temperature, oil pressure
and voltmeter for start batteries supplied by engine manufacturer.
Integrated composite approx. 350litre tank with hatch and filling
Electronic fuel gauge for tank.
All fuel systems are pressure tested.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & LIGHTING:
All electrical wiring in marine cable.
12-volt electrical system.
Windshield wiper with interval relay, standing position.
Internal light in cabin.
Work light, type LED.
Search light installed in front of cabin
Integrated 220V shore charge system, including 20m shore cable.
Inverter for 220V outlet in cabin
Main switches with separate battery systems for start,
navigation / consumption.
NAVIGATION & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
1 x 12” Chart plotters RayMarine E125
1 x Ray49E radio, 1x Ray218E radio with hailing horn
1 x closed 4 kw radome
1 x Evolution autopilot
1 x Plastimo compass.
1 x Sailor VHF
Automatic and manual bilge pump system.
Fire extinguisher at helmsman station. SeaFire module in
engineroom. 6 pax Zodiac liferaft.
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by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 March 2020
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by Ship&Offshore DVV Media Group - published on 5 September 2019
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