• BIST 90.529
  • Altın 213,679
  • Dolar 5,3738
  • Euro 6,0725
  • İstanbul 14 °C
  • Ankara 9 °C

Inquiry into Bourbon Dolphin

Inquiry into Bourbon Dolphin
The inquiry into the tragic loss of BOURBON DOLHPIN and the loss of eight of her crew, including the captain and his 14 year old son, is underway in Alesund, Norway.

Inquiry into BOURBON DOLPHIN tragedy

Inquiry begins, survivor says there is no doubt as to cause of tragedy

The inquiry into the tragic loss of BOURBON DOLHPIN and the loss of eight of her crew, including the captain and his 14 year old son, is underway in Alesund, Norway.

Three survivors were amongst the witnesses giving their accounts yesterday and key to the findings are the accounts given to the inquiry from the only survivor who was on the bridge as she capsized.

Geir Syversen was quoted in the Norwegian press before the inquiry began as saying he knows what caused the incident and that once he told his story, no-one will be in any doubts as to the cause.

Yesterday he told the inquiry that whilst working alongside another vessel, the HIGHLAND VALOUR, they got into difficulties whilst handling an anchor for the oil rig they were working with.

HIGHLAND VALOUR is an anchor handling, towing and supply vessel (AHTS) operated by Gulf Offshore North Sea of Aberdeen

He described also that during proceedings the HIGHLAND VALOUR and BOURBON DOLPHIN almost collided and that BOURBON DOLPHIN had put full power on to escape collision. He said that BOURBON DOLPHIN had to take the full burden of the chain they were handling and her thrusters were overheating as they battled with the increased strain.

At one point HIGHLAND VALOUR was radioed and was told to go northwest, but it went in the other direction and the DOLPHIN's captain took the radio and said to the other vessel "Don't you know the difference between north west and south east?"

Syversen implied that the HIGHLAND VALOUR's inability to take her share of the work left a burden on BOURBON DOLPHIN whereby it took a lot of effort to hold her against the wind and maintain position. With her difficulties increasing it became clear the vessel was in grave danger.

The captain ordered that the chain be released but, the inquiry was told, the mechanism failed to work properly and they could not get rid of it fast enough. Soon after the vessel heeled right over.

www.TurkishMaritime.Com.tr

This news is a total 766 time has been read
  • Comments 0
    UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
    Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
    Bu habere henüz yorum eklenmemiştir.
Other News
  • Hopper Dredger Aground off India17 November 2018 Saturday 10:16
  • Turkish and Dutch Cargo Ships Collided in North Sea16 November 2018 Friday 10:49
  • Capesize Bulk Carrier Resumed Sailing in Atlantic,16 November 2018 Friday 09:35
  • Oil Removal of Former German Cruiser Completed15 November 2018 Thursday 17:48
  • ROV to Investigate 42 Lost Shipping Containers14 November 2018 Wednesday 11:47
  • Norwegian Frigate Almost Underwater14 November 2018 Wednesday 10:32
  • USS Ronald Reagan crashes into Philippine Sea13 November 2018 Tuesday 11:35
  • Norwegian Frigate Finally Secured to Land13 November 2018 Tuesday 11:28
  • Duck Boat Captain Accused for 17 Deaths12 November 2018 Monday 11:19
  • Frigate Ran Aground in Norway12 November 2018 Monday 10:31
  • All Rights Reserved © 2006 TURKISH MARITIME | İzinsiz ve kaynak gösterilmeden yayınlanamaz.
    Phone : 0090 212 293 75 48 | Fax : 0090 212 293 75 49 |