On Mar 26, 2015, the "Olav Nilsen" suffered propulsion trouble. The lifeboat "Knut Hoem" from the NSSR-station in Oslo was called for assist, and a diver went down and cleared up the mess.
Ferry back in service with changed configuration of control system
The Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn has worked non-stop on the repair of the "Samsø", which means that the ferry was able to resume its service on Mar 27 with a departure at 9:45 from Hou to Sælvig, thereby releasing the chartered "Ane Læsø" on the route. The ferry company has examined the available data of the accident in order to decide whether there was a basis for change in procedures and/or equipment on board. The study shows that there were reasons to suspect that the ship's operating system was a contributing factor of the incident. The manufacturer of the system has changed the configuration of the control system to prevent similar accidents in the future. The Danish Maritime Authority has granted permission to sail to the ferry.
The itinerary on Mar 27 will be as follows:
DEPARTURES FROM SAMSØ
05:00 Kolby Kaas - Hou, Ane Læsø
08:10 Kolby Kaas - Hou, Ane Læsø
11:20 Sælvig - Hou
14:30 Sælvig - Hou
17:40 Sælvig - Hou
20:50 Sælvig - Hou
DEPARTURES FROM JYLLAND
6:35 Hou - Kolby Kaas, Ane Læsø
9:45 Hou - Sælvig
12:55 Hou - Sælvig
16:05 Hou - Sælvig
19:15 Hou - Sælvig
22:25 Hou - Sælvig
As of Mar 28 sailings of the "Samsø" will be according to the normal schedule with a first departure at 08:15 from Sælvig.
Diver surveys of the "Hammerodde" showed that the bottom of the hull suffered damage, and the ferry lost two blades of the starboard propeller. She will enter the Landskrona shipyard on Mar 28 to be drydocked ahead of the planned yard stay from 7 April on. The company did not yet know when the ferry would be returned to service but it might take several weeks. The ferry "Povl Anker" and from Mar 29 on the Swedish cargo ferry "Gute" will continue to replace the "Hammerodde" until she is back in operation. Company fear little that shipyard stay can pull out and get to take several weeks.
Farstad newbuild delivered, being prepared for Technip West Africa contract
Farstad Shipping has taken delivery today of newbuild subsea/construction vessel Far Sleipner from Vard’s Langsten yard. The Vard 3 07 design vessel is heading off imminently on a charter contract to Technip for a period of around 11 months. Including mobilization and demobilization, Technip will have the vessel for up to 16 months. Source: Splash 24/7
Pauline Russ timewise replaced by Friedrich Russ and Timca
The "Pauline Russ" suffered unspecified troubles and remained anchored off St. Petersburg pilot/Kronshtadt on Mar 17, 2015, on the way from Hanko to St. Petersburg. The shipp remained there until the night of Mar 26, when it was towed & assisted by the tugs "Lookman" and "Akmal" into St. Petersburg and berthed at Petrolesport Container Terminal around 5.15 a.m. She left the port again around 10 p.m. headed back to Hanko, ETA Mar 26. Since she fell out of the schedule she was replaced by the "Friedrich Russ", and the "Timca" had to take the cargo from Kotka to Lübeck together with the normal cargo for Antwerp.
The "Scombrus Junior" which was gutted and sunk by fire in Haugesund on Feb 22 is in the process of being broken up after the Police gave up their efforts to find the cause of the blaze at the Inner Quay. The damage was so great that neither the police or the insurance company have found it safe to go on board to examine it. The strength of the hull was so reduced that the hull gave way when being placed onto shore by a sheerleg, and the wheelhouse slid into the hull. The insurance company Havtrygdtook over ownership of the vessel from the Tollevik AS after the fire.The Tollevik AS was to get paid out the insurance sum.
Norwegian report with photos and video:
(Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
The ferry route Nesna-Levang was interrupted after the "Petter Dass" slammed into the quay at Levang on Mar 26, 2015, at 7 p.m. The bypass capability was around Mo i Rana. The ramp of the terminal has suffered damage, the cylinders on the roro bridge were damaged, which may take a few days to get fixed. Boreal Transport will conduct an Investigation jointly with the administration in Sandnessjøen and the crew of the ferry. A shuttle boat maintained passenger traffic between Nesna and Levang.
Norwegian report with photos:
The "Totai Maru" suffered a fire in a cargo hold loaded with scrap in the morning Mar 25, 2015, while the vessel was docked in Tokyo, loading scrap. The fire was extinguished by the Tokyo city fire fighters, no injures were reported.
The "Samsø" left the Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn after repairs on Mar 26 at 3.45 p.m. and will return to service with a departure from Hou on Mar 27 at 9:45 a.m. which means that the replacement ferry "Ane Læsø" will make three more trips via Koldby Kås before the "Samsø" will take over again.
The 39 passengers of the "Hammerodde" were in good mood and got some food and coffee after the allision. The tugs "Svitzer Mars" and "Svitzer Bjørn" towed the ferry back to Køge at 9.30 a.m. Late in the afternoon the ship hesded to Landskrona, being escorted by the tugs, where she docked at 7.30 p.m. for repairs. The reserve ferry "Povl Anker" departed at 10:00 a.m. from Rønne bound for Køge. She will replace the "Hammerodde", and some goods were transferred after the ship arrived at 3 p.m. and set sail for Rønne again, arriving there at 10 p.m. On the Køge - Bornholm run the "Leonora Christina" made an extra sailing coming from Ystad. The "Povl Anker" will serve the Køge route until Mar 29, then the Swedish Ferry "Gute" will take over and take cargo from and to Rønne and Køge, while the "Povl Anker" will continue to carry passengers. The constellation was to continue until the "Hammerodde" was back from the repair yard.
Danish reports with photos: