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Roald Amundsen's tattered sails - IMO 8994489

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Photographer:John Jefferies [View profile]Title:Roald Amundsen's tattered sailsAdded:Mar 13, 2008
Photo Category: Casualties
The German sail-training vessel Roald Amundsen is in the Irish port of Cobh after 11 of its 18 sails were ripped to shreds by near hurricane force winds off the south coast of Ireland last weekend (10-12th March 2008).

This morning crew members were working to replace the torn sails after several days of severe weather on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to Cobh, Ireland. Luckily none of the 41 strong crew, including 15 trainees were injured but the ship's captain Christian Delamotte is reported in the Irish Examiner newspaper today as saying it was the worst weather he had ever encountered in 30 years at sea.

The 252 tonne brig Roald Amundsen has her home port at Eckernforde in Germany. She is due to leave Cobh for sea on Monday 17th March.
Vessel Identification
Name:Roald Amundsen
Former name(s):
- Vilm (Until 1992 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Sailing Vessel
Gross tonnage:252 tons
Summer DWT:480 tons
Length:49 m
Beam:7 m
Draught:4.5 m

Additional Information
Build year:1952
AIS Information
Last known position:
28°3’55.78” N, 16°27’14.21” W
Speed, course (heading):
5.7kts, 224° (231°)
Destination: La Palma
Arrival:18th Dec 2018
18:00:29 UTC
Last update:
3 days 21 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 14th, 09:00:04 UTCRonne
2018 September 9th, 12:00:59 UTCStockholm
2018 August 30th, 15:00:29 UTCSt Petersburg
2018 August 26th, 09:00:41 UTCTallinn
2018 August 21st, 16:00:01 UTCRiga
2018 August 8th, 18:00:42 UTCRostock
2018 August 2nd, 18:00:34 UTCKarlskrona
2018 July 13th, 10:00:45 UTCVisby
2018 July 6th, 12:00:07 UTCGdansk
2018 June 29th, 12:00:40 UTCSassnitz
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