Yacht to be transported to America in trouble before loading operation
On Nov 24, 2012, the "Stadiongracht" sailed from Eemshaven bound for Baltimore, on its deck the yacht "Blue" which hade come to port from Delfzijl to be taken along to America aboard the cargo ship. The delivery voyage was, however, troubled, as on Nov 23 at 6:23 p.m. the KNRM rescue station at Eemshaven was alerted that the boat was adrift in the port entrance following an engine failure with one person on board. The engine had stopped as it was short of fuel between the buoys 34 and 36. Within 20 minutes, the lifeboat "Jan en Titia Visser" was on the spot and took the yacht in tow. Dutch report with photos: http://www.knrm.nl/service/reddingrapporten/?contentID=6AADACAD
Thew "Stadiongracht" departed Naantali drydocks on Mar 1, 2011, in the evening bound back for Rauma for loading after completition of repairs there. The ship had run aground off Rauma on Dec 29, 2010, following steering failure when trying to make a turn to take the pilot onboard. On Jan 2 she was refloated and on Jan 6 was towed to Rauma by the PKL tugs "Mars" and "Jupiter" for discharging the remaining cargo. The vessel had departed from Rauma bound for Naantali for drydocking and repairs on Jan 15 with limited speed with her own power.
The "Stadiongracht" departed from Rauma bound for Naantali for drydocking and repairs on Jan 15 with limited speed with her own power.Upload News