3 thoughts on “MV Milano Bridge at Busan korea on 6th April 2020

  • April 10, 2020 at 1:20 am
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    Anyone knows what happend? Almost seems like the rudder is stuck on full to starboard? Are those ships normally that high in ballast?

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  • April 10, 2020 at 1:20 am
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    Looks like possibly some kind of loss of engine control. The prop wash and black exhaust indicate their diesel is really torqued, and given their angle to the dock, thrusting ahead is clearly the wrong move.

    It’s hard to say if their rudder is stuck, throttling ahead is the wrong move in that situation as well. Astern or cutting the engine and letting the tug move you is the better option. Additionally, they don’t continue to move away from the dock, though that could be because they put out a few high strength metal wires…

    All in all, crazy, and I hope everyone is ok. Busan is a busy port. Plenty of people around who could have possibly been injured.

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  • April 10, 2020 at 1:20 am
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    Can’t agree with tech default on first hand.

    The wind is rather strong and the vessel seems to fast already before going along side.

    And since this is start stop engine it seems like the propeller is working already astern (port side is water missing and stb is more water, which indicates left turning propeller on astern)
    This adds the effect of aft moving more to port side

    So basically if you go from slow astern to full astern you already make a mistake (exhaust gas indicates change of engine power)

    And the tug aft is not the strongest, looks less than 35mt of power.

    Short:

    1) to fast approach
    2) underestimated strong winds (high freeboard strong wind shield)
    3) tug not appropriate
    4) start/stop engine on astern pushes aft to the peer (in this case)

    This is just my own opinion due to experience as navigator. Can be wrong at any point (beside the wind part)

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