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SMART - IMO 9137959

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Photographer:
BR_Reef [ View profile ]
Captured:
Jan 1, 2013
Title:
Smart
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Jan 1, 2013
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Image Resolution:
1,024 x 768

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Delivered 24/7/1996 by NKK Tsu as RUBIN ACE; sold 12/2012 and renamed SMART.

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Current name:
SMART

Former name(s):

 -  Rubin Ace (Until 2012 Dec)

Status:
Dead
Build year:
1996
Class society:
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Vessel Type:
Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:
77,240 tons
Summer DWT:
151,279 tons

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Casualties - 2 photos

Wrecks & Relics - 3 photos

Bulkers built 1991-2000 - 5 photos

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Miguel Mu

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Alf van Beem

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BR_Reef

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Chris Howell

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BrianSpurr

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Tanks Chris for sharing the gCaptain site. The photos are instructives!

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MV Smart has completely broken in two now around hold no.3. The swells in the area were huge on the day (up to 10m) and it didn't stand a chance. It is reportedly carrying around 148,000 tons of coal. The salvage tug Smit Amandla is unfortunately still busy with the Kiani Satu down south off Knysna (which is now apparently sinking after being finally pulled off the beach). This couldn't have happened at a worse time.

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Bulk Carrier MV Smart Breaking Up After Running Aground in South Africa
By Mike Schuler On August 19, 2013
A bulk carrier has run aground and appears to be breaking up along the east coast of South Africa near Richards Bay.
The 151,000 dwt bulk carrier MV Smart ran aground on a sandbar Monday in 10 meter swells after departing Port Richards Bay. The vessel had finished loading coal at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) earlier Monday.
Photos of the grounded ship show the hull has suffered structural failure at around amidships and is severely sagging.
The National Sea Rescue Institute was alerted of the grounding at about 1:30 p.m. local time. At approximately 4 p.m., the structural integrity of the ship was compromised and the captain gave the order to abandon ship, NSRI said in a statement.
All 23 crew members have been rescued by NSRI helicopter crews.
A source has told us that the vessel started to break in half and at this point may be in two pieces.
SAMSA (South African Maritime safety Authority) are en route to investigate and begin evaluations for salvage, the NSRI statement said.
A local news report said that the vessel was no longer under pilotage and may have experienced engine failure.
http://gcaptain.com/bulk-carrier-mv-smart-aground-richards-bay/

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Ran aground while departing Richards Bay (South Africa) this afternoon. Has subsequently broken her back.

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