Hansa Constitution runs aground in Hong Kong



The vessel may have run aground due to monsoon winds which caused rough seas , the police said. There was no water on the ship and no environmental damage was caused. No reports of casualties and no danger of the vessel sinking was reported. [B]DETAILS[/B]

Looked pretty calm in the video

Looks like the ship had no power as no quick water seen on stern. Nothing louder than a when a ship blacks out .

Here is another video

Anchors still in the pipes?

[QUOTE=coldduck;134768]Anchors still in the pipes?[/QUOTE]

No, the stbd anchor is being paid out, you can hear in one video in post # 5 and you can both see and hear it in the first video in post # 1. Right idea, wrong technique.

[QUOTE=Vincent Milner;134645]The vessel may have run aground due to monsoon winds which caused rough seas , the police said. There was no water on the ship and no environmental damage was caused. No reports of casualties and no danger of the vessel sinking was reported. [B]DETAILS[/B][/QUOTE]

Interesting article written by a professional who made insightful research before publishing !

There was no water on the ship

Right, the water is usually under the ship …

The vessel may have run aground due to monsoon wind, the police said.

Right, it looks pretty stormy out there …

Hong Kong’s weather observatory dispatched a “strong monsoon signal” at 6:45 p.m. yesterday, according to its website. The Marine Department said yesterday that restricted visibility of less than two nautical miles had been reported and warned vessels to exercise “extreme caution,” according to a notice posted on the government’s website.

Right, an atypical local weather phenomenon where you find restricted visibility at the same time as a strong monsoon …

a combined capacity of 2,810 TEUs, a standard industry measure for the amount of goods a ship can carry, the data show.

Right, 2,810 amount of goods on board …

:wink:

Must be the Pilot’s fault. Sorry I just could not help myself!

There were no reports of casualties and no danger of the vessel sinking…

Hard to sink when you’re already sitting on the bottom.

[QUOTE=Tugs;134803]Must be the Pilot’s fault.[/QUOTE]

Probably a case of the bow thruster pushing in the opposite direction.

Instead of lining up a second generator for the bowthruster, the …

… switched the working one off.