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Post by Daniel GIB » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:15 pm

On the 11th June the small container ship rolled onto its side whilst loading containers at the Maersk Terminal in Algeciras. The ship first rested at a 45 degree angle oon the wharf but later slipped into the sea where she ended up on her side and resting on the bottom. These pics were taken on the 12th June

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The area at the Maersk Terminal

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The spanish rescue launch SALVAMAR DUBHE passes infront of the DENEB

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Re: DENEB

Post by Francis GIB » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:06 pm

160611: If I remember correctly, one of the Spanish newspapers published an almost "fresh" photo of at least three tugs trying to wedge themselves in to try and get the ship to right itself. Obviously the centre of gravity was such that to achieve even a partial uprighting, there would have had to be a contra-push from the other side. Indeed, it is possible that the action of the tugs again altered the CoG. Thereafter, slowly but surely she started slipping down as the first containers came off. These were not the planned removals but rather the containers that were half on the ship and half on the quayside plus any other part of the upper-works that worked loose. Any minor alteration would have thus ensued in the ship changing its original "sloped" position.


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Re: DENEB

Post by Magoonigal » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:29 pm

I wonder what the Official Inquiry will come up with as the cause......

Overworked Crew being to tired to check the Loading Computer, Perhaps...........
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Re: DENEB

Post by Daniel GIB » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:55 pm

On the 13th july works started to right the stricken container ship DENEB in the port of Algeciras. Two large cranes on the wharf were tasked for this job. The cranes arrived from Seville onboard 30 trucks. By the next day the ship was nearly upright as can be seen in the following photos. By the evening she was floating on her own. On the 19th she was towed to the shipyard at Cernaval just across the bay.

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Re: DENEB

Post by Henk » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:11 pm

Nice set Daniel, Thanks for that!!
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Re: DENEB

Post by Francis GIB » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:53 pm

CAMPAMENTO, Cernaval Shipyards - 190711: a sad-looking DENEB berthed at the shipyard...

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Re: DENEB

Post by riverclyde_tug » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:29 am

Thanks to both of you for the update, I was going to ask if there had been any progress.

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Re: DENEB

Post by Daniel GIB » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:27 pm

The container ship DENEB was towed out of the bay by the tug SERTOSA DIECIOCHO on the 12th August and is now on its way to Santander, expected there on the 20th.

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