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Bandera Holandesa

Ex  "HMSD Ms.Tydeman"  buque oceanográfico  e hidrográfico  de la Real Armada de Holanda .

Construido en 1976 en astilleros Ihc Merwede Sheepswerf Hardinxveld de Giessendam, Holanda  y vendido en  Enero del 2004 a Oceanwide  Shipmanagement  Flushing de Holanda que lo reformó para transporte de pasajeros  en Nov /2009.

Armador explotador Oceanwide expeditions   de Holanda (armador también del “Ortelius”)

Eslora 89 mts.  Manga 14,5 mts  Calado 5 mts  DWT  Verano 3175 tons

Pasajeros 114  Tripulantes + staff   36 + 8 =  44

Propulsión  tres  motores diesel eléctricos de 1230 Hp c/u  Werkspoor de 8 cilindros  de 818 kw  a un motor eléctrico AEG de 2100 kw   a una  línea de eje y  una hélice fija , de 3,5 mts de diámero posee además un sistema de propulsión de emergencia  eléctrico  replegable ,  de hélice con paso variable   de 300 kw , precursor del actual sistema “Azipod” .. Bow thruster. Velocidad  crucero 11 kts  máxima 14 kts.

R. Stange

1ra temporada 2010/11  continúa  en la 2011/12 . En el verano boreal del 2012 tiene previsto navegar el pasaje Noroeste, Opera en Spitsbergen.

En Abril del 2012 operando en las Isla San Pedro, Arch.  Georgias del Sur, sufrió la rotura del transformador de CAA que alimenta el motor eléctrico principal  quedando  con su sistema principal de propulsión fuera de servicio (pudo usar un sistema alternativo que le permitía navegar a 4 Kts), debió  trasbordar los pasajeros al B/M “Ushuaia” (ver en esta misma sección)  y siendo remolcado por el remolcador Chileno “Otway” hasta Montevideo (ROU) para su reparación, perdiendo el final de la temporada austral. En el astillero TSAKOS de Montevideo se reparó,  donde estuvo desde el 30 de Abril al 7 de Mayo del 2012. Dado que el buque tiene propulsion eléctrica, el trabajo mas importante fué el reemplazo de un transformador de gran tamaño del sistema de propulsion. (Enrique Marta, ROU).

    

    

El Plancius detenido en Georgias y el transbordo de sus pasajeros mediante el muelle de Grytviken

 

Cruise Ship Stranded At Grytviken For Weeks

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“Plancius” at anchor in King Edward Cove. Photo Alastair Wilson.

The cruise ship “Plancius” was stranded in King Edward Cove for a fortnight after suffering the loss of her main engine. The ship was the last cruise ship of the season and made her scheduled visit to Grytviken on April 8th.

Shortly afterwards “Plancius” suffered engine problems that left her with auxiliary power only, and therefore very limited sailing capabilities making it unsafe to continue towards their next planned destination in the Cape Verde Islands. The vessel returned to anchor in King Edward Cove on the 10th whilst the ship’s engineers continued to try and mend the fault. The 36 year old ship was originally built as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. It was bought by operators Ocean Expeditions in 2009 and refitted as a passenger vessel. Because of the ship’s limited propulsion it was decided it would be safest to tie it up alongside the jetty at KEP. Cruise ships are not normally allowed to tie up alongside for biosecurity reasons.

Meanwhile, Ocean Expeditions arranged for another cruise ship, “Ushuaia”, to sail to South Georgia to collect all 76 passengers and some crew members and expedition staff. GSGSSI has thanked Antarpply (the operator of the “Ushuaia” for their assistance. During the long wait at KEP, passengers were kept busy with a programme of walks, Zodiac cruises and lectures, and the Post Office and Museum were opened daily for a few hours. A service was held on the Sunday in the Grytviken church. Ocean Expeditions said the spirit on board was “good given the circumstances.”

The relief ship “Ushuaia” arrived on the 18th and the passengers and others were quickly transferred. “Ushuaia” then sailed later the same day en route to Montevideo, Uruguay, for disembarkation and connecting travel arrangements on April 24th.

The Chilean tug “Otway” also arrived on the 18th to tow “Plancius” to Montevideo, but would not leave for a few days until there was hope of better weather for the passage. Permission to start the tow was given by the vessel insurers on the 21st and “Plancius” was assisted off the berth and then turned in the Cove by both the tug and the two GSGSSI harbour launches, which are fitted with ‘pushing bows’. “Plancius” was then able to sail out into Cumberland Bay where rigging of the tow was completed before both vessels departed. They made good progress and arrived safely. She is expected to go into dry dock in Buenos Aires for repairs. (Wrong, she went to Montevideo, see above).

 

“Plancius” is manoeuvred in the Cove with assistance from the tug “Otway” and harbour launches “Pipit” and “Prion”. Photo by Jo Cox.

 

 

 Clasificación de hielos  A3  1D IMO Nº  7432044

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