Bulk Carrier Buckles
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

Asociacion 4paz
Ecological reefs. Moorings and eco gardens with eco sculptures for divers and regeneration of the sea bed and other eco~systems

International Marine Purchasing Association
As a truly international organization, IMPA exists for both the marine purchaser and supplier alike and our membership is categorized as Full and Corporate for Purchasers and Associate for suppliers.
    United Kingdom

Tidewater Accounting and Bookkeeping Services
TABS provides tax preparation, bookkeeping and financial planning to customers worldwide. Tidewater Accounting focuses on Maritime taxes and international tax issues. Contact our firm for a free consultation for your personal or business tax issues.
    USA Virginia

Sumptech Co., Ltd
We manufacture dredging pumps. Range from 30 to 500HP. Electric and Hydraulic Driven. 1-year guarantee on non-wearing parts. Applications include dredging and cargo transfer, heavy duty pumps with agitator for high solids content.

Bulk Carrier Buckles


Bulk Carrier Buckles

A capesize vessel flying the St Vincent flag nearly sank at her berth in the southern Italian port of Taranto after sagging three-quarters of the way through discharge of her cargo. While the 23-year-old bulk carrier does not appear to have broken in two, her mid-section is reportedly touching bottom at Taranto's Ilva pier, where officials face the challenge of unloading the remainder of the cargo.

The 139,800 dwt Lassia was discharging some 126,000 tonnes of iron ore shipped from Mauritania when the incident occurred. First reports cast doubt on how well the operation to unload the ore from the ship, which has five holds, was planned and managed. There is also speculation that the vessel is not covered by any hull and machinery insurance policy.

Lassia1.jpg (47734 bytes)

According to the Taranto maritime authority, after having emptied the bow and aft holds, the vessel's deck collapsed while the central hold was still full. Both aft and bow of the 273 m long ship were above sea level on Friday night (18th November), but the mid-section is reportedly lying on the seabed, suggesting she has severely buckled. It is believed that 30,000-40,000 tonnes of ore remains on board. Plans were being studied for removing this and lifting the ship, which is almost certain to be scrapped. Lassia was classed by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Published in "Lloyds List" on November 15, 1999

Picture courtesy of Mr. Steve Holloway


You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .