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Colin Bishop

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 09:35:18 pm »

Good find Dave.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 09:58:32 pm »

Car carriers must be among the ugliest vessels afloat {:-{  My middle son worked for Wallenius Wilhelmsen (until they closed the Sydney office and sent all their IT work to Thailand <*<  ) and I used to tell him their ships looked like floating, featureless blocks of metal O0


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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 10:46:17 pm »

The super towing vessel on its way to rescue the listing car transporter

https://gcaptain.com/2016/01/18/photos-abaille-bourbon-battles-heavy-seas-in-raz-de-sein/#.VqlEcM3bC1E
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 06:13:34 am »

If it is a "Pure car and vehicle carrier" what is it doing carrying timber and construction materials?
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 08:07:10 am »

If it is a "Pure car and vehicle carrier" what is it doing carrying timber and construction materials?

Probably because a lot of shipping is in dire straits at the moment and any cargo is better than no cargo and having to pay out huge sums to tie a ship in port. There are in UK ports at the moment over 100 anchor handlers tied up and crews laid off due to the price drop in oil. A report issued yesterday said that NO anchor handlers were working the North Sea fields at the moment, think about that! Supply ships yes, but rig movers no.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 08:34:59 am »

The super towing vessel on its way to rescue the listing car transporter

https://gcaptain.com/2016/01/18/photos-abaille-bourbon-battles-heavy-seas-in-raz-de-sein/#.VqlEcM3bC1E

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 10:14:46 am »

If it is a "Pure car and vehicle carrier" what is it doing carrying timber and construction materials?
I'm not sure that they can guarantee that, having carried a load of cars one way, there will be a corresponding number of cars going the other way.  Rather than just ballast the box down, they might well carry something that pays. 
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 01:20:23 pm »

It doesn't look like it is taking on water or sinking,  just a guess, it looks like whatever it is carrying has shifted due to bad weather.
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 06:39:17 pm »

Fair bit of salvage there - if they can make it!
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 08:11:52 pm »

Could be some cracking good pictures if they do.
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 08:27:37 pm »

Shades of the SS 'Flying Enterprise and the tug 'Turmoil' in 1951!

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 08:58:01 am »

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 07:42:05 am »

Here's an update report from the bbc. It looks like it's going to run aground...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35456682

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 11:18:28 am »

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2016, 12:47:42 pm »

This one is carrying a cargo of timber though.

Time for you chaps in France and Northern Spain to start thinking of building a new larger man cave, and only for the price of some petrol and nails.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 01:29:57 pm »

And if the stern hits first, think big, get the ramp down and have a digger for the foundations for the new shed.
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 02:14:54 pm »

Under tow at this time.


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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 06:21:49 pm »

With four acres of what we call laughingly a garden, I could do with one. As it is we have to rely on a Salvador a local with his tractor, he'd due this weekend and charges 25 an hour to plough 3 acres of it over for us. The other acre is after ten years of my hard graft a proper garden!

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2016, 09:07:26 pm »

I remember when there was all that timber washed up on the kent coast and everyone was being warned off going and picking it up by the police. I know that quite a bit was scavenged, and that some people were prosecuted.
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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2016, 10:04:42 pm »

Along the Sussex coast too. I don't think that the timber was actually of any use though once it had been soaked in saltwater.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2016, 12:49:47 am »

Why do you think that Colin?
In Nelson's time , for example, they had sea water pickling ponds for the timbers for his ship construction.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2016, 07:39:39 am »

I rather like a bit of driftwood.

Have made a couple of knife handles from gorgeous driftwood I've picked up off the beach over the years. They look even better than the rare bits of wood one pays a fortune for.

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Re: Another car carrier in trouble
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2016, 08:16:44 am »

Without getting too far off thread  :embarrassed:..... the timber on-board this vessel was reported as construction timber which could have been a quick growing specie & not really suitable for marine construction

It is also referenced that the timbers used in Nelsons time would have been oaken or and other old growth hard woods.....which had a weight or specific gravity approaching that where it didn't actually float <*<.... Derek
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