On Oct 16 the Danish navy auxxiliary "MHV Saboeteuren" (MMSI: 219000554) inspected the grounded "Bornholm" and found no signs of oil spillage. In the evening, the ship was refloated and pulled to the port of Randers where it was detained for further surveys. She left the port of Randers after inspections and berthed in Nakskov on Oct 18, leaving on Oct 19 at 10 a.m. bound to Fredericia.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
The "Wendy Dua", 1932 ts (EU-No.: 02205627), enroute from Emden to Zwartsluis to take on a cargo of construction material, allided with the Tafel Bridge between Noordhorn and Zuidhorn on the Van Starkenborgh canal in the morning of Oct 17, 2017, around 6.50 a.m. The bridge came down when the ship was approaching it with permission by the bridge keeper. After he was alerted by the master, he tried to lift it again, but it was too late. The bridge had only been completed in August. As long as the barge remained stuck underneath the bridge, ship traffic was stopped on the canal. Also road traffic over the bridge was stopped for an indefinite time and had to be diverted on the spot. At 11 a.m. the barge could be freed. Damage was significant and estimated to be between 20.000 and 100.000 Euro. The crew of four was not injured.
Dutch report with photos and video:
MSV Nordica joined Arctic Circle Assembly 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland
This year the Arctic Circle Assembly will be joined by truly concrete Arctic expertise as the Finnish multipurpose icebreaker MSV Nordica moors Miðbakki berth, just a stone’s throw from Harpa Conference Center. According to Arctia Ltd., this vessel has served in fairway icebreaking, ice management and various maritime service tasks all over the Arctic. It currently holds the record for both the earliest and the latest season transit of the Northwest Passage. This July it traversed the Northwest Passage for the second time, carrying on board researchers.
The vessel owner Arctia Offshore Ltd. decided to send MSV Nordica to this year’s Arctic Circle Assembly in celebration of the centenary of Finland’s independence and chairmanship in the Arctic Council. Arctia’s President and CEO Mr. Tero Vauraste also currently chairs the Arctic Economic Council.