Repairs at Odense yard completed
The "Sea Trout" has left the Lindoe Shipyard OSS in Odense after repairs of damage suffered in the collision with the Liberian flagged bulkcarrier "Usolie" (IMO-No.: 8800315), and subsequent grounding, and headed to Primorsk as next port of call, ETA Oct 30, 9 p.m.
Under the eyes of several spectactors, the "Seatrout" was refloated on Sep 20 at 3.46 p.m. Involved were the tugs "Multratug 14", "Multratug 27", "Multratug 22", "Multratug 30", "Union Pearl" and "Experience" which had started the salvage attempt at 3 p.m. The accident which caused the grounding had involved three ships, two ships which came from Antwerp and one that was bound to Antwerp. Due to the resilient ship, the "Usolie" and the "Seatrout" had to divert so close to each other that there was a suction effect, a collision followed and the "Seatrout" eventually stranded at the Dumoulin Road near the village of Bath. During the salvage operation, ship traffic was completely shut down. Previously, ships of less than 200 meters could still pass with caution. At 4.15 p.m. river traffic was floating again. The tanker was berthed at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Flushing on Sep 20 at 7.45 p.m. with visible damage at the port side bulwark. Dutch reports, video and photos: http://www.hvzeeland.nl/nieuws/33577-tanker-westerschelde-vlot-getrokken/?utm_source=hvzeeland&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=home https://nos.nl/artikel/2193942-vastgelopen-duitse-tanker-bij-zeeland-losgetrokken.html https://www.knrm.nl/nieuws/knrm-reddingstation-hansweert/tanker-maakt-slagzij-na-aanvaring http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/100950/Vastgelopen-schip-bij-Bath-weer-vlotgetrokken https://www.pzc.nl/bevelanden/olietanker-loopt-vast-na-aanvaring-op-westerschelde~a7d1f478/ http://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20170920_03083251/opnieuw-schip-vastgelopen-in-bocht-van-bath http://www.tugspotters.com/app/content/2017/09/olietanker-seatrout-aanvaring-vastgelopen-nauw-bath/ http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2739294 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2739429
Tanker grounded after collision
The "Seatrout" with a crew of 17 on board was in collision with the bulkcarrier "Usolie" in the morning of Sep 20, 2017, at 5.45 a.m. The unloaded tanker, which was enroute from Antwerp to Ust-Luga, subsequently ran aground at Nauw van Bath on the Wester Scheldt. The tugs "Fairplay 27", "Multratug 27", "Multratug 30" and "Union Eagle" were on scene at 9.20 a.m. and tried to refloat the tanker with the rising tide. Also the patrol boats "P 86" and "Patrol" were on site. The unloaded bulkcarrier which was enroute from Antwerp to Klaipeda was ordered back to port and dropped anchor off Flushing. The tanker was sitting outside of the fairway and did not pose a danger to the passing ship traffic. It had a list of 15 degrees to port. After a first refloating attempt failed, the next attempt will be made at 2 p.m., two hours before the next high tide. For the time being a sailing ban has been imposed for ships in- and outbound to Antwerp for safety reasons. Dutch reports with photos and video: https://www.schuttevaer.nl/nieuws/actueel/nid27326-tanker-vast-na-aanvaring-bij-bath.html http://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20170920_03083251/opnieuw-schip-vastgelopen-in-bocht-van-bath https://www.demorgen.be/economie/weer-schip-vastgelopen-in-bocht-van-bath-b4cbfb29/ http://www.transport-online.nl/site/84579/olietanker-de-seatrout-vastgelopen-op-westerschelde-fotosvideo/ http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/100939/Weer-schip-vastgelopen-in-Nauw-van-Bath https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/transport/Vastgelopen-tanker-hindert-Antwerpse-haven/9934338?ckc=1&ts=1505894458 https://twitter.com/HarmenWerf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstorify.com%2FPZC%2Fschip-vastgelopen%2Fembed%3Fheader%3Dfalse%26border%3DfalseUpload News