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Author Topic: Cruise ship damage after crash in Timaru, NZ port  (Read 327 times)
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« on: February 12, 2017, 01:26:13 PM »

"The Seabourn Encore berthed at the Port of Timaru this morning and, according to the Port's website, was due to leave for Akaroa about 6pm.

Harbourmaster Jim Dilley said there were mooring issues with the ship and a strong southerly wind blew it away from the wharf.

It hit another vessel, the Milburn Carrier II and became stuck between two wharves."

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/324328/cruise-ship-damage-after-crash-in-timaru-port

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 10:03:06 AM »

"Windy conditions in Timaru—which reached gusts of 45 knots—caused the moorings connecting the Seabourn Encore to the port to snap. Witnesses said the moorings snapping sounded like gunshots.

Other witnesses and passengers returning to the ship were standing on the port as the moorings broke, sending the ship adrift before it eventually collided with the cement ship. There was reportedly damage to the hull of the cargo ship and damage on the stern of the cruise ship."

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/watch-wind-sends-cruise-ship-crashing-into-cargo-ship-in-new-zealand.html

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