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Old MacDonald Had a Fleet

Posted by feww on July 31, 2009

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And on his fleet he had a ship, E-I-E-I-O

With a “leak-leak” here and a “leak-leak” there
Here a “leak” there a “leak”
Everywhere a “leak-leak”

Old Macdonald had a fleet, E-I-E-I-O

Ship leaking fuel off Norway after running aground

Full City, a Chinese-owned dry-bulk vessel, with about 1,120 tons of fuel on board is leaking  after running aground near Langesund on the Norwegian coast during stormy conditions overnight, Reuters reported the rescue authorities as saying on Friday.

“The Joint Rescue Coordination Center said 16 sailors had been evacuated from the vessel and seven remained on the ship. The entire crew are Chinese nationals.” Reuters reported.

“We have put a request to the company (operating the ship) to put pressure on the captain (to abandon the vessel) because Norwegian coast guard reports indicate the ship may not survive,” rescue mission spokesman Stein Solberg told Reuters.

Norway’s television channel TV2 showed pictures of oil reaching the North Sea coastline in southern Norway, reportedly a popular area for holidaymakers west of the Oslo fjord.

“A Norwegian representative of the World Wildlife Fund said the spill could affect a large number of birds from a nearby sanctuary and called on volunteers to help with the clean-up.” The report said.

the Panama-registered “Full City” vessel is operated by Hong Kong-based Cosco shipping.

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One Response to “Old MacDonald Had a Fleet”

  1. feww said

    Ship with six crew sinks off Sweden in storm
    By Anna Ringstrom

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Norwegian cargo ship sank in a heavy storm in the North Sea off Sweden and its crew of six is missing, rescue workers said on Friday.

    The Norwegian Meteorological Institute said force 9 “strong gale” winds of 75-88 kilometers per hour (47-54 miles) were registered in the north-western part of the North Sea overnight where the accident took place near the Norway-Sweden border.

    Swedish maritime rescue authorities told Reuters that after receiving an emergency signal via satellite, a rescue team found life vests, rafts and debris from the ship but not the six member crew of Norwegian cargo vessel Langeland.

    “We have received a message that only wreckage and life-rafts were seen in the area and that the weather has been very poor,” Tore Myklebusthaug, managing director of shipowner Myklebusthaug Management, told the NTB news agency.

    He said the ship’s crew was Russian and Ukrainian. The 70-meter vessel, which went missing close to the Koster Islands, was carrying stone to Norway. © Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

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