Smyril Line acquires BORE BANK
Smyril Line has entered into an agreement with Bore to buy the 1,511-lanemetre, 1998-built BORE BANK, thereby becoming the fifth vessel in the Faroe Islands operators’ fleet.
Grounding off Rostock
In the morning of Jan 17, 2019, the "Bore Bank", upon its scheduled arrival from Kotka at 4.30 a.m, ran aground off the eastern bereakwater of Rostock-Warnemünde. The ship was resting perpendicular to the fairwaay and barred the entry to the port completely so that other ferries had to wait off the port. The accident was thought to have been caused by a rudder failure. Three tugs, the "Fairplay VI“, "Bugsier 16“ and "Fairplay XII“ were called to assist, two connected to the stern, the third to the bow. Within one hour they managed to reflaot the ship which was docked at berth 60 in the Rostock Seaport around 8 a.m. The marine police launched an investigations. A diver surveyed the hull during the regular cargo operations at the quay. The ferry left the port again on Jan 18 at 2 a.m., bound to Lübeck. She berthed in the Vorwerk Port at 6.50 a.m. Geman reports with photos and video: http://www.ostsee-zeitung.de/Mecklenburg/Rostock/Frachter-laeuft-vor-Rostock-auf-Grund https://www.svz.de/lokales/rostock/Schiffsunglueck-Frachter-laeuft-vor-Warnemuende-auf-Grund-id22288602.html https://www.svz.de/lokales/rostock/Schiffsunglueck-in-Warnemuende-Frachter-Bore-Bank-laeuft-auf-Grund-id22292407.html https://www.uckermarkkurier.de/mecklenburg-vorpommern/frachter-vor-warnemuende-auf-grund-gelaufen-1734297401.html https://www.facebook.com/nsn.rostock/videos/360281041452443/
Grounding off Hietasest
Bound from Kotka to Lübeck, the "Bore Bank" ran aground in front of the Mussalo port in the morning of Nov 27, 2018. The ferry had left Hietasest enroute to Orree when it suffered a blackout and lost power. As a result, the ship veered off course, and its bow got stuck. Tugs and rescue forces were alerted. The ship returned to Mussalo for investigations. It berthed at the B-Pier where a diver carried out a hull survey without finding damage, so the ship could be released and continue its journey. Nobody was injured, and there was no damage to the environment. Finnish reports with photos: https://m.facebook.com/ristosakari.kauppila/albums/2323581681047348/?fs=0&focus_composer=0&ref=bookmarks https://kymensanomat.fi/uutiset/lahella/74fbda21-979c-4054-9753-ccb6dda504acUpload News