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SMART - IMO 9137959

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Photographer:
Chris Howell [ View profile ]
Captured:
Aug 27, 2013
Title:
Smart
Photo Category:
Casualties
Added:
Aug 29, 2013
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4,392
Image Resolution:
2,046 x 1,381

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An advance photo of the stranded SMART off Richards Bay, photographed yesterday by my brother-in-law from Arrowtown
Comment and scan from Trevor Jones with copyright

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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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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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SMART - IMO 9137959

The 273 meter long, 151279 dwt bulk freighter Smart went aground on a sandbar off Richards Bay, South Africa. The bulk freighter had finished loading its 147,650 tons of coal at the terminal at Richards Bay when left the harbour. The Smart only travelled a short distance when its engines failed. The heavy swells pushed the bulk freighter onto the shallows. The Smart suffered a massive crack and eventually broke-in-two by the following day. All 23 crew were rescued by NSRI helicopter crews. No reports of injuries.

Authorities state they are fearing the worse case scenario as the vessel had 1,500 tons of heavy fuel oil and a large quantity of diesel fuel. Some pollution has already been spotted and clean up operations have begun.

Reports state the vessel did not have a pilot on board when it left the harbour. The vessel’s owners, Esmeralda Schiffahrts, has stated that clean up operations will be covered by the company and its insurers.

YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keWZk9-Z2gg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkztfFrWwtc&list=UUpOxtBogqR1zBadHH1cf6rw

LOCATION: 28°48'29.9"S 32°06'29.4"E

LOOK HERE IMAGES FROM GOOGLE EARTH 2014:

https://i.ibb.co/tmjXrmT/MV-Smart-1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5MsKQpQ/MV-Smart-2.jpg

sALUDOS!!!!

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person
This is their fates of old capesize bulk carrier made in the 1990's by Japan shipyard.

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Hugh
don,t worry on the sailing permit,,they can always jail the captain !!!!

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person
Trevor, is hoping to get further photos which I will post in due course.

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person
She suffered engine failure as she left the port of Richards Bay, South Africa. There were huge 10m swells that day which pushed her onto a sandbank just to the left of the channel. It wasn't long before she broke her back. By the next day she had almost completely broken in two. She was carrying 148,000 tons of coal destined for China. Salvors are nearly finished pumping out the heavy fuel oil from the ship's tanks. Many are questioning why Smart was allowed to sail during such big swells.
Regards
Hugh

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person
Not so ''Smart'' running aground on a sandbank, and then broke in half. Hehe :-)

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person
What hapened to this vessel? anyone have information?

tanks

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