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    m/t Sichem Osprey


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    Tanker aground at desert island in Pacific ocean

    m/t Sichem Osprey ran agound at Clipperton Island, Pacific ocean, in 10 17 N 109 12 W, after passing Panama Canal, voyage origin Houston, dest unknown.

    Island is uninhabited, at least no permanent residents.

    No details on grounding circumstances and present condition of the vessel.

    Sichem Osprey IMO 9396024 Flag Malta Combined Chemical And Oil Tanker build 2009 DWT 25432 Eitzen Chemical (Singapore) Private Ltd. 21 Apr 2009 Total crew: 16 Nationalities: Georgian(2), Latvian(4), Filipino(7), Russian(3).

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    Sichem Osprey

    How did you come to get the photo of the Sichem Osprey aground at Clipper Reef. Do you have any further information on how she managed to hit such a large lump of land?

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    Probably an Australian at the controls

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    Autopilot engaged, officer a sleep or not on bridge, possibly defective anti collision radar so no audio warning signal, some combination of these things would be my guess.

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    Apparently loaded with xylene, according to TahitiPresse

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    They'd left the red setter on watch again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolandchina80 View Post
    How did you come to get the photo of the Sichem Osprey aground at Clipper Reef. Do you have any further information on how she managed to hit such a large lump of land?
    photo from the interweb , I've no further info at this stage

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    Quote wikepedia

    xylene is also used as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties


    Could be fun,a whole ship load

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    Russians....do they do anything else than drink vodka?? See, vodka and shipping does not mix.

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    Too big a fck up to be anything other than a technical failure.
    Red setters are rubbish officers of the watch.
    Jack Russells are much better.

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    sichem osprey

    any new information on this vessel? is she still aground? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ningi View Post
    Probably an Australian at the controls
    Your right - his name was Achmed al Akbar

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    Reports coming out are now saying the xylene has leaked out and there is danger to all the marine life on and around the coral reef. An exclusion zone has been implmented and all shipping told to keep well clear. It wasn't engine trouble, the ship ran aground at full speed.

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    shipping companys hyre cheap persunel and dont check their papers ewen the biggest shipping company in the world (mersk) hire cru whith out cheking theyr papers

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    I doubt that. All papers are checked, there is no way a big company would employ someone with out the correct licenses. They have to comply with many regs in regard to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I doubt that. All papers are checked, there is no way a big company would employ someone with out the correct licenses. They have to comply with many regs in regard to that.
    in rusia you can get any papers if you can pay

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    Might have to go to Russia then and get a commercial endorsement on my license

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    That'll be the same firm involved in that collision with the Froggy trawler off the Channel Islands a few years ago; trawler went down, 5 crew missing and the crew of the Sichem Pandora hadn't a clue - they found paint marks from the trawler on the tankers hull though...

    Ospreys crewed by Russians, Ukrainians and Filipinos apparently
    de gustibus non est disputandum

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen View Post
    Quote wikepedia

    xylene is also used as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties


    Could be fun,a whole ship load

    You wish!!....and moi aussi.....

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    Easily done!

    Party on board previous evening, OOW and lookout pished, go to bridge for their watch, fall asleep and Kerunchhh!!

    Happened to a ship with a company I was with a few years ago. State of the art container ship, full speed straight onto Rhondo Island at the top of the Malacca Straits. Many hundreds of millions of Dollars lost in damages/chartering etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian View Post
    Russians....do they do anything else than drink vodka?? See, vodka and shipping does not mix.
    If it were not Russians, Norways still be eating raw fish. Although you are unlikely to know what Russia help to find oil in Norway. Personally, I worked a lot with Scandinavians (Norway, Swedes, Danes). So if russians drink vodka-they then still work. And if you drink (the Scandinavians), they are lying under the table with those described pants (I watched this). So shut up about Russian drinking. Scandinavians drink the same(perhaps more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by graym View Post
    That'll be the same firm involved in that collision with the Froggy trawler off the Channel Islands a few years ago; trawler went down, 5 crew missing and the crew of the Sichem Pandora hadn't a clue - they found paint marks from the trawler on the tankers hull though...

    Ospreys crewed by Russians, Ukrainians and Filipinos apparently
    I've sailed with Filipino crews and they were pretty good.

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