REBUS learns of ship grounding

Last month’s speaker at Warkworth Men’s REBUS Club was Marine Engineer Harsh Davendra. He gave a talk, illustrated with photos, of the grounding of MV Forum Samoa 11 in August 2009 on a reef in Samoa. It was caused by the vessel having engine trouble within the harbour.  It finished up on the reef, with its bow on the reef and the stern floating. A tug fixed a line aft to prevent it moving further on to the reef, The following day the ship floated off the reef on high tide. It was then driven to the wharf by New Zealand’s Marine Pollution Response Service. The ship was extensively damaged on the reef, with oil and water in the engine room. Extensive repairs were undertaken before the ship was allowed to sail to Singapore for complete repairs.
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