Sold to Guernsey owners
The "Msuketier" has been sold to Vicomte Maritime Services in Guernsey, no name Change.
Freighter Musketier hat to be boarded by helicopter to wake up sleeping crew
MRCC Calais late at night Aug 6 spotted freighter in English Canal, which stranded off traffic zone and was heading towards French coast in a reckless manner, not answering VHF calls. It was general cargo vessel Musketier en route from S-Petersburg to Bermeo in Spain, with full cargo of steel. MRCC contacted Navy, which sent a helicopter to wake up the crew. Helicopter hovering above didn’t succeed, either, so a member of the helicopter team was lowered down on freighter’s deck. Finally, crew and Captain woke up, and corrected the wrong course. MRCC sent to freighter tug Abeille Languedoc (IMO 7710525) with 5 gendarmes on board, to make sure crew won’t change their minds and go to bed again.
The "Musketier" on Feb 9 was still lying at anchor off Dunkerque following its grounding off Ambleteuse in the midday hours of Feb 8, 2011. The ship had been stuck for about one hour after it could be refloated with the rising tide. Late Feb 8 afternoon, an assessment team was sent on board by order of the Maritime Prefect of Cherbourg, to check the condition of the vessel. The crew of the cargo of 88 the ship was also to be questioned to clarify the circumstances of this accident. The "Musketier" carried on board 3,500 tons of wood from La Coruna and Bremen. Before the accident, the ship entered the traffic separation scheme before exiting it without changing its course or speed. No technical problems have been reportet, but the ship struck a rocky shoal, about 200 meters from shore.Upload News