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 Ben-gus  (Other)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Barge lost oil after collision
On Mar 4, 2015, around 4 p.m. the barge "Zandkreek", 723 ts (EU-No.: 02005828), was in a head-on-collision with the "Ben-Gus", 1715 ts (EU-No.: 06004295) on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Both vessels have suffered significant damage. The coal carrying "Ben-Gus" was prohibited to sail from the police. As it lost fuel oil, it was surrounded by an oil boom to prevent a pollution. The sand carrying "Zandkreek" was allowed to continue to Antwerp but has to call at a yard after the cargo has been unloaded. The National Police Agency assumed that a lack of communication between the two vessels was the cause of the accident. Dutch report with photo: www.omroepzeeland...

 Zandkreek  (General Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Barges in head-on-collision
On Mar 4, 2015, around 4 p.m. the "Zandkreek", 723 ts (EU-No.: 02005828), was in a head-on-collision with the barge "Ben-Gus", 1715 ts (EU-No.: 06004295) on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Both vessels have suffered significant damage. The coal carrying "Ben-Gus" was prohibited to sail from the police. As it lost fuel oil, it was surrounded by an oil boom to prevent a pollution. The sand carrying "Zandkreek" was allowed to continue to Antwerp but has to call at a yard after the cargo has been unloaded. The National Police Agency assumed that a lack of communication between the two vessels was the cause of the accident. Dutch report with photo: www.omroepzeeland...

 Fv Cintharth  (Other)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Hull breached in grounding
With the high tide at 4:06 p.m., a significant increase of the water level in the holds of the "Cintharth" was observed. The ship had lifted from the rocks which had somehow sealed a breach in the hull, so that large amounts of water flooded into the engine room. The lifeboat "Pierre Loti II - SNS 94" and the port tug "Balea" were stabilizing the hull of the trawler but the pumping operations in the holds were not sufficient to drain them. The operation was complicated by the movement of the hull. A towing attempt was not feasible before having sealed the hull. The aim was now to pump out the 15 tons diesel bunkers. At 6 p.m. a Cayman helicopter with a team of five of the anti pollution Center CEPPOL was deployed to the scene. French reports with photos and video: https://www.premar-atlant... france3-regions.f... www.sudouest.fr/2...


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