CAR CARRIERS, CURRENT AND NOT SO CURRENT admin
BIG & BUTT UGLY, PRACTICAL TO A DEGREE. AT LOW REVS & SLOW SPEED WITH A CROSS WIND THEY ACT LIKE A BIG SAIL. A LITTLE HARD TO HANDLE ESPECIALLY IN PILOTAGE WATERS
Hoegh Trapeze seen here in the Port of Tyne, North East England on 13th October 2011.
She had been detained by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) on the grounds that inspection had revealed 17 failures – The vessel was detained in Tyne for five days because the deficiencies identified are objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of the implementation of the ISM Code. The deficiencies included the port lifeboat bilge pump was missing the suction hose and had been temporarily repaired; there was only a photo copy of the Anti fouling certificate; the bulkhead for battery locker and the air conditioning (A/C) room bulkhead were corroded through and the hold ventilators from some side decks were corroded through below the damper.
The vessel was released from detention on 14 October 2011.