Yunan gemisi G.Afrika'da battı

Yunan armatörüne ait St. Vincent bayraklı 172 bin DWT'luk 299 metre boyundaki ALEXANDROS-T isimli dökme yük gemisi Güney Afrika açıklarında su alarak battı.

Yunan gemisi G.Afrika'da battı

Yunan armatörlük firması Overseans Marine Enterprises ait St. Vincent bayraklı 171 bin 875 DWT'luk 299 metre boyundaki ALEXANDROS-T isimli dökme yük gemisi Güney Afrika açıklarında su alarak battı.

Güney Afrika'nın Elizabet Limanı'na 285 mil açıkta battığı belirlenen, St. Vincent Bayraklı Alexandros-T isimli dökme yük gemisinde bulunan 33 gemi mürettebatından 7'si bölgede bulunan Sahil Güvenlik ekipleri tarafından kurtarıldı.

Alfred Limanı Sahil Güvenlik yetkililerinin Reuters Haber Ajanası'na yaptığı açıklamada; Brezilya'dan yüklediği 155 bin ton demir cevherini, Çin'e götüren, Alaxsandros-T adlı dökme yük gemisinin, Güney Afrika açıklarında bilinmeyen bir nedenle su aldığı, gemide bulunan cevherin su ile buluşması ile birlikte geminin dengesini bozulduğu ve bunun sonucunda, geminin sancak tarafına yatarak battığı ifade edildi.

Gemide bulunan 33 gemi mürettebatının 24'ü Filipinli, 4'ü Yunan, 4'ü Romen, birinin ise Ukrayna vatandaşı olduğu öğrenildi.


halit uluer
halit uluer - 13 yıl Önce

bu gemiyi nasıl batırdınız

kpt.semih dincel
kpt.semih dincel - 13 yıl Önce

gemi eger Tubarao'dan yuklediyse demir cevheri olmalı. Agır yuk artı G.Afrika kıyılarının agır swelleri sac atmıs olmalı

Allahtan can kaybı az.Gecmiş olsun

EDİTÖR - 13 yıl Önce

Sayın okuyucumuz Kaptan Semih Dincel'in uyarıs ile gemide bulunan yükün kömür değil demir cevheri olduğu öğrenilmiş ve haber düzeltilmiştir.

Syın Dincel'e uyarısından dolayı teşekkür ederiz.

kpt semih dincel
kpt semih dincel - 13 yıl Önce


May 5, 2006


The search for 26 crew members of the Greek bulk carrier Alexandros T, which sank off the Eastern Cape coast early yesterday, continued last night, with hopes of finding further survivors fading fast as heavy weather set in.

Only seven of the 33 crew members have been rescued since the ship sank in heavy seas south of Port Alfred.

Last night, an Air Force Hercules C130 refuelled in Port Elizabeth, changed crew and flew back to the disaster site to look for the missing crewmen in what could be one of South Africa’s biggest maritime losses of life.

Col Andre Botes of the Maritime Disaster Co-ordination Centre in Cape Town said the ship had run into trouble in “very, very heavy seas”.

Those rescued indicated that the vessel had broken up so fast while they were trying to abandon ship, that they could not get to the life rafts.

The chances of the seamen surviving in water of between 16C and 18C were not good and there were fears that the weather would deteriorate.

One of the men in the water was the Greek captain, Blismas Banagiotis, 60.

“By now, we believe the crew are suffering from hypothermia and it is life-threatening,” Botes said.

The Smit Amandla salvage tug was due to join the two bulk carriers, CSE Fortune Express and Fu Le, early this morning to assist in the search.

The Alexandros T was carrying iron ore from Brazil to China when it sank.

The seven rescued seamen have been identified only as six Filipinos and one Romanian. Those missing are presumed to be in the water as five life rafts spotted yesterday carried only one survivor. The other six crewmen were rescued by the CSE Fortune Express on Wednesday night.

Still missing are four Greeks, 24 Filipinos, four Romanians and one Ukrainian.

Botes said it was unlikely that any of those still missing were on life-rafts, as rafts of that colour, shape and size would have been spotted in the vicinity of those already found.

“The missing crewmen are more than likely in the water. Even those who have been rescued reported that some of their fellow crewmen had fallen into the water as they were unable to reach any of the rafts,” he said.

Huge swells

Because the CSE Fortune Express and the Fu Le are both bulk vessels, Botes said their size would be advantageous in the search as they would provide good vantage points for rescuers on board to spot any survivors in the water.

Rescuers on board the two vessels, which are not easily manoeuvrable in the best of weather conditions, struggled against winds of between 45 and 50 knots and in swells of up to 5m in their attempt to find the sailors.

Neil Chetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour Master, said traces of oil had been spotted in the vicinity where the ship had sunk but there was only a “slim chance” of it being washed ashore.

Terry Hutson, The Mercury’s shipping correspondent, said the Alexandros T had suffered “critical flooding” in a number of its hulls and the vessel’s situation deteriorated rapidly from there onwards, causing the master to order his crew to abandon the ship.

The CSE Fortune Express had reported the plight of the sinking ship about 8pm local time on Wednesday. The ship, which was built in 1989, had a dead weight of 171 875 tons and was carrying 155 000 tons of iron ore, which was loaded at the port of Ponta da Madeira in Brazil.

Giving his opinion of the situation, Hutson said the area in which the Alexandros T sank was known as the “Graveyard of Shipping” as a number of vessels, including a passenger liner, had sunk there over the years.

He said this was merely coincidental, as there was no such thing as a phenomenon like that attributed to the Bermuda Triangle.

“The reason the Alexandros T sank may not yet be known but, from my knowledge, stress fractures are common to ore carriers and, with the weight of flooding water, it could cause ships to buckle, break and crack,” he said.

Once vessels entered the Indian Ocean from the South Atlantic, they could encounter heavy seas.

Hutson said there were occasionally structural problems with ageing bulkers. He said poor maintenance could contribute to the problem, but one could not yet say whether this was the case with the Alexandros T. – Daily Dispatch & Herald