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Technical trouble in Hirtshals
The 'Superspeed 1' encountered technical problems in the port of Hirtshals on Dec 31, 2019, and was delayed for several hours due to the requiered repairs. The problems involved a pipe which needed to be fixed by external workers. At 5 p.m. the ship was ready to sail instead of 12.15 p.m. as scheduled. She finally arrived in Kristiansand at 7 p.m.
Woman died on board
On July 12, 2017, the "SuperSpeed 1" was delayed into Kristiansand this afternoon due to a death on board, a Norwegian woman in the 50's. The crew attempted to resuscitate her on board. The ferry which would have sailed at 12:15 p.m. from Hirtshals and arrive in Kristiansand at 3:30 p.m., arrived at 4:20 p.m. instead. The case was not suspicious.
Allision in Hirtshals
The roro ferry "Melusine" suffered problems in the night of Dec 11, 2016, while calling at Hirtshals. Strong winds caused a restricted maneuverability in the harbour. The vessel was pushed against the "Superspeed 1" at 8.40 p.m. The cargo ship wedged up against the ferry before it was brought under control with the the help of the Hirtshals-based tug "Tybring" and berthed at 9.20 p.m. An inspection found only minor damage to the vessels. The ferry had 240 cars and 611 passengers on board. No one was injured. The "Superspeed 1" left Hirtshals bound to Kristiansand with half an hour delay at 9.45 p.m., the "Melusine" sailed at 11.20 p.m. bound to Zeebrugge, ETA Dec 13, 7 a.m. Norwegian report with photos: http://www.fvn.no/nyheter/lokalt/Superspeed-truffet-av-stort-skip-695179b.htmlNews schreiben