Friday, July 11, 2014

Violet Ace

Violet Ace vehicles carrier, IMO 9395630, Livorno
On Wednesday afternoon the vehicle carrier “Violet Ace” got stuck entering the port.
Violet Ace vehicles carrier, IMO 9395630, Livorno
Several tugboats flocked to free her, but their task wasn't made easier by the rough sea.
Violet Ace vehicles carrier, IMO 9395630, Livorno
At last, the 185-meter ship was escorted into port: up to five tugs were involved in the rescue.

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14 comments:

Revrunner said...

Bummer! But this makes me feel better about my car parking skills. :-)

William Kendall said...

That's something the crew won't hear the end of anytime soon. Very choppy water.

Jack said...

There is now an unemployed captain, I'll bet.

Randy said...

Tug boats to the rescue.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, action shots. I absolutely adore tha last one. You could frame it!

Dina said...

Really, such dramatic shots, ones I won't forget soon!
So hard for me to imagine such a ship "getting stuck." Oi! God bless the little tug boats and their brave crews.

VP said...

Dina - This kind of ships offers a lot of surface to a strong side wind. As always the tugs look little, but they are heavy and extremely powerful machines, more than 30-meter long.

Kate said...

What a job for those tugs. The ship is enormous!

Birdman said...

Weird-shaped ship.

Luis Gomez said...

VP these are great shots! Love it when you post them.

Arianna said...

Il tempo non era dei migliori! Ciao, Arianna

Gunn said...

Superb images!

Stefan Jansson said...

The final photo is very good.

José Mendonça said...

And you were there to do the coverage. Really great!