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Perla

Perla

Perla
Photo: visir.is

The 48 meter long dredger Perla sank just one hour after being launched from a drydock at Reykjavik, Iceland. The Perla was launched this morning and quickly developed a list to starboard.  The crew alerted local firefighters who broke pumps, but the flooding could not be brought under control.  The two crew on the Perla were evacuated and  the dredger went down by the bow off a quay leaving a small sheen on the surface. Booms were placed around the sunken hull to control any pollution released. Reports state some 12000 litres of diesel fuel was on board at the time.

Perla
Photo: mbl.is

Authorities reported that the flooding was caused by a mistake at the shipyard.  The shutters in the hull had not been closed when the vessel had been launched.

The Perla will be refloated on the following low tide when pumps can empty the holds of water.  The dredger was engaged in the dredging of the harbor at Reykjavik.

 

Aground off Reykjavik

Aground off Reykjavik

ICE-SAR
Photo: ICE-SAR

A fishing vessel ran aground off Eyri near Reykjavik, Iceland. The two crew on board were safely taken ashore and the vessel was secured.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The fishing vessel will be refloated on the next high tide.

Kruzenshtern strikes again

Kruzenshtern strikes again

kruzenshtern
Photo: actunautique.com

The 115 meter long, 1645 dwt four-masted barque Kruzenshtern allided with two berthed Icelandic Coastguard vessels in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Kruzenshtern had struck the 71 meter long patrol boat Týr and the 94 meter long  patrol boat Þór while doing a failed maneuver.  No damage was reported on either Coastguard vessel. No reports to the cause of the allision.  On August 4, 2014 the Kruzenshtern ran down a tug near Fanö Island off Esbjerg, Denmark.

 

seglskipRússneskt seglskip siglir á Varðskipin Týr og Þór í Reykjavíkurhöfn 11.júní 2015

Posted by Magnús Stefán Sigurðsson on Thursday, June 11, 2015