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posted 08-23-2005 08:38 AM      Profile for bulbousbow   Author's Homepage   Email bulbousbow   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It seems Hapag-Lloyd's HANSEATIC has been holed running aground off Spitzbergen in the North Atlantic. The German passengers onboard are all safe and have been flown home.

This is not the first time HANSEATIC has had problems here. In July of 1997 she ran aground on a sandbank in the Hinlopen fjord off Spitzbergen's north coast. She was then on her way from Norway to Iceland.



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posted 08-23-2005 09:42 AM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And not to forget the incident in Greenland.

A very nice but somehow unlucky ship.

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posted 08-23-2005 08:35 PM      Profile for bulbousbow   Author's Homepage   Email bulbousbow   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here are more details from Seatrade Insider:

Hanseatic grounded off Norway
August 23, 2005

Bahamas-registered cruiseship Hanseatic, operated by Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, ran aground near the island of Lurøy, off the Norwegian coast on Sunday. Lurøy is located in the northern part of Norway, 22 kms south of the Polar Circle.

The grounding caused a 5mtr hole in the ship’s hull. Seatrade Insider understands a pilot was onboard the ship when the incident occurred. Hanseatic Capt. Thilo Natke is today quoted in the German press, saying that the ship remained stable and that there was no danger at any time to the 161 passengers. All were taken to Bodø from where they flew back to Germany yesterday.

Hanseatic will proceed to a shiprepair yard although it has not yet been decided which one. In the meantime Hapag-Lloyd has cancelled Hanseatic’s next cruise which was scheduled to depart from Kiel on August 25.

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posted 08-23-2005 08:55 PM      Profile for Jonathan   Author's Homepage   Email Jonathan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone know where to find pictures of the ship run aground. I bet they look interesting if there are any at all.


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