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Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:GUNVOR MAERSKAdded:Aug 16, 2007
Photo Category: Containerships built 2001-2010
Sailing from Felixstowe 13th March 2006.
Whilst attempting to sail on the 12th without tugs, she had engine failure and walloped one of the ports new cranes. This is now standing at a funny angle being knocked off its bogies.

Built: 2005, by Odense Lindo, 97933grt.
Vessel Identification
Name:Gunvor Maersk
Flag:Denmark International Register
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:97,933 tons
Summer DWT:115,700 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Aalborg
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:2005
AIS Information
Last known position:
34°49’35.75” N, 140°13’44.58” E
Speed, course (heading):
23.0kts, 83° (88°)
Location:Long Beach
Arrival:25th Mar 2018
20:00:13 UTC
Last update:
4 days 9 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 March 25th, 20:00:13 UTCLong Beach
2018 March 14th, 21:00:03 UTCJp Yok Xx Shn
2018 March 3rd, 21:30:22 UTCCn Hsk
2018 February 13th, 11:30:44 UTCUs Lgb
2018 February 2nd, 12:30:45 UTCJp Yok Xx Shn
2018 January 20th, 19:00:00 UTCCn Hsk
2018 January 7th, 23:30:17 UTCUs Oak
2018 January 2nd, 11:00:54 UTCUs Lgb
2017 December 9th, 19:00:49 UTCCn Hsk
2017 November 24th, 17:00:14 UTCUs Oak
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Photo Comments (8)

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DEREK SANDS on Mar 20, 2006 17:42 (12 years ago)
Hi Ken
The latest report is that the crane is a right off, and will be cut up for scrap! Don't know how accurate that is ,will keep you posted.
Crane is worth 4 million pounds apparently.
Rather a large bill coming up for some one!
Ken Smith on Mar 19, 2006 19:50 (12 years ago)
Hi Derek,
I agree, suprised that it could have happened, bet somebody is in trouble, wouldn't think they would let it happen again, those cranes do not not come cheap.
Regards Ken
DEREK SANDS on Mar 18, 2006 21:08 (12 years ago)
Hi Frans
Thanks for your comments. They have not in the past had standby tugs for these vessels, maybe now they will. Have been browsing your great photos, when I get a chance. So many being posted now a job to keep up! Anyway I think your shots are great sorry I havn't had time to write many comments
Pilot Frans on Mar 17, 2006 19:40 (12 years ago)
Also in Europoort the Maersk vessels entering without tugs. The 3 stern thusters and 2 bow thusters are so strong that under windforce 4, no tugs are reguired. Normally there is one tug on stand-by.

DEREK SANDS on Mar 16, 2006 19:58 (12 years ago)
Hi John
thanks for your comments, I always have thought it was a risk allowing these huge vessels to sail and berth unassisted. We will see what happens in future.
John Jones on Mar 16, 2006 09:08 (12 years ago)
Great shot Derek. It does surprise me the size of ships using Felixstowe without tugs, or with just the one. Certainly wouldn't see that at Tilbury.
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Mar 14, 2006 12:06 (12 years ago)
Hi Marie-Anne
Glad you liked the photo.
This is not the first time one of the cranes has been knocked about! I think maybe the Port Authority will not allow the larger Maersk vessels to berth and sail without a tug in attendance in future.
Gunvor Maersk had two tugs when she left and they did not let go until she had turned out of the harbour!
Marie-Anne on Mar 14, 2006 11:48 (12 years ago)
Very nice picture Derek!
With a creapy storyline!! It must have been a strnge thing to happen!!

Greetz Marie-Anne
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