Beached In Rotterdam – Zhen Hua Heavy Lift Crane Ship
Shipspotters (via Fred Fry‘s Discoverer Entry) brings us Zhen Hua 10 Stranded on Beach near Rotterdam!
We detailed the sister ship Zhen Hua 5 ship in a previous video post titled: Time Lapse Video – Moving a Crane
Ship Of The Day tells us:
Today we have a very special report at Ship of the Day. In the night between friday and saturday, the heavy load carrier Zhen Hua 10 (IMO: 7917410, Port of Registry: Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines), which was anchored near Rotterdam, ran adrift in storm conditions and floated towards the Dutch coast, where she finally ran aground at the ‘Slufter’-beach at the Maasvlakte. For a while it appeared that the vessel was in danger of capsizing, but she was soon stable being stuck in the sand. The Zhen Hua 10 is loaded with 5 containercranes (of which one is destined for the new Euromax-terminal at Rotterdam) from Shanghai and has a crew of 33, which are still on board and not injured. Continue Reading…
Location of beached ship:
Video of beached ship:
- Flickr Slideshow of Incident
- Shipspotters Discussion
- PortPictures – Incident Photos
- Pre-Incident Photos of Crane Ship Zhen Hua
- Original Tugspotter Blog Post
- VIDEO of the incident
- Time Lapse Video – Moving a Crane
Dirkjan (creator of the AIS plot seen above) emailed us with the following update:
I have some news: Zhen Hua 10 is floating again since an half hour. I see this on my Shipplotter screen.
Earlier on Monday they managed to turn the vessel 90 deg,
heading to sea, and around midnight they used 3 harbourtugs
and one big tug (Janus IMO 9367504) and this was succesful.
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