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KBV 202 & FU SHAN HAI - IMO 9056002

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Photographer:Gena Anfimov [View profile]Title:KBV 202 & FU SHAN HAIAdded:Aug 01, 2016
Captured:May 31, 2003IMO:9056002Hits:2,152
Photo Category: Casualties
Description:
The Swedish coast guard boat KBV 202 & sunken bulk carrier.
Vessel Identification
Name:Fu Shan Hai
IMO:9056002
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:38,603 tons
Summer DWT:69,973 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Class society:China Classification Society
Build year:1995
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (7)

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gpd on Aug 02, 2016 18:10 (7 months ago)
@Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions

Thanks for the extra info on Gdynia. I read the report from the investigation but that was a long time ago.

Not the first time an ice-strehgthen bow has claimed a victim, the most famous is possibly M/S Stockholm gutting S/S Andrea Doria altough Doria's stability problems and possibly an open door compromising her watertight integrity might have factored in.

BR
Göran
Gena Anfimov on Aug 02, 2016 09:46 (7 months ago)
Hi,Captain...Photo made, from a bridge the Lithuanian cargo ship,passing by this place...
Captain Ted on Aug 02, 2016 09:08 (7 months ago)
Hi Gena,, you were present when that happened. The picture must have been taken from an elevated position,, like a bridge wing or a airplane to look that way over the Coast Guard vessel
Gena Anfimov on Aug 01, 2016 19:01 (7 months ago)
Thank You All for the information! Best regards from Klaipeda...
Joerg Seyler on Aug 01, 2016 18:25 (7 months ago)
FU SHAN HAI
IMO 9056002
Allan RO on Aug 01, 2016 18:24 (7 months ago)
not strictly a container ship, but small general cargo vessel of 3,930gt, Cyprus-flagged and managed by Euro-Africa Shipping Lines. The fact that the Gdynia was ice-strengthened and strengthened for heavy cargoes might explain why she got away with minimal damage whist the bulker, laden with fertilizer on a voyage from Ventspils to China, sank.

Allan
gpd on Aug 01, 2016 17:28 (7 months ago)
Hi Gena

Sorry you are a couple of years off. This is Fu Shan Hai a chinese bulk carrier which was rammed by the polish container vessel Gdynia on the 31st of May 2003. This occurred between Bornholm and the swedish coast, and Fu SHan Hai sank later in the evening.

The inquiry put the blame squarely on Gdynia for failing to adhere to the colregs.
BR
Göran
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