Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MV Smart Salvage Wraps Up in South Africa

  The salvage of the capesize coal carrier MV Smart in Richards Bay, South Arica has been completed more than two years after the ship ran aground, the North P&I...

September 15, 2015
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

SMART Bow Scuttled Off South Africa [PHOTOS]

The bow section of the bulk carrier MV Smart has been refloated and scuttled off the coast of South Africa about 17 months after the ship wrecked.

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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MV Smart Salvage Enters Phase Three

Salvage crews in South Africa have kicked off the third phase of salvage operations to remove what's left of the MV Smart shipwreck in Richards Bay.

January 28, 2014
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MV Smart Stern Refloated and Sunk Off South Africa [PHOTOS]

A salvage team working to remove the MV Smart shipwreck in Richards Bay, South Africa successfully refloated the stern section of the broken capesize bulk carrier before towing it out to sea where it was sunk.

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 284

Monday, September 9, 2013

MV Smart Grounding: Owners Rule Out Mechanical Failure… Before Ship Hit Bottom

Owners of the stricken MV Smart say that there is no evidence to suggest that mechanical or structural failure contributed to the ship breaking up outside Richards Bay, South Africa... at least not prior to when the vessel's stern slammed into the seabed amid heavy swells.

September 9, 2013
Total Views: 106

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Heavy Fuel Oil Removed from MV Smart Wreck

Salvors in South Africa have removed all heavy fuel oil from the capesize bulk carrier MV Smart, which ran aground and broke up on a sand bar on August 19 while departing the Port of Richards Bay laden with 147,650 tons of coal.

September 4, 2013
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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SPOTD: Subtech Continues Fuel Removal from MV Smart [8 Photos]

Durban-based salvage company Subtech released the following photos of the salvage operation they are currently conducting off Richards Bay, South Africa involving the bulk carrier, MV Smart. The salvors are...

August 28, 2013
Total Views: 326

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Salvors Make Progress Pumping Heavy Fuel Oil from MV Smart

eNCA News posted an update today on the ongoing salvage of the MV Smart and the potential environmental impact of the cargo of coal that is open to the sea....

August 27, 2013
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Salvors Begin Pumping Heavy Fuel Oil from MV Smart

Salvors working just outside the channel at Richards Bay, South Africa have finally begun the process of pumping 1700 tons of heavy fuel from the wreck of the MV Smart....

August 26, 2013
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Friday, August 23, 2013

M/V Smart Salvage Delayed as Heavy Duty Pumps Are Brought In

eNCA News reports from South Africa on the on-going salvage effort involving the MV Smart, a capesize bulk carrier filled with coal which broke apart outside Richards Bay, South Africa...

August 23, 2013
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MV SMART Salvage Kicks Into High Gear

It's been just two days since the bulk carrier MV Smart ran aground on a South African beach, but the incident is already being coined as the biggest salvage event in the history of the country.

August 21, 2013
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Bulk Carrier MV Smart Has Split in Two After Running Aground in South Africa [UPDATE]

A bulk carrier has run aground and has broken up along the east coast of South Africa near Richards Bay.

August 20, 2013
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