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A week ago, Dexter made comments about the tax payer being on the hook for the Cleanup. Dexter’s comments made no sense at the time, as the vessels insurance company would pay for successful salvage. However, now a week later, it appears that the Miner is the sole asset of the company that owns it, and is uninsured. I suspect Dexter knew this when he made the comments, As it came out today from the Mammoet Salvage Master commented that the De-Oiling was paid for by the Coast Guard.
With no Insurance, there is no motive to attempt salvage. It appears that the options are to have the government remove the ship, or leave it there. I suspect leaving it is unpalatable for political reasons.
Photo CCGS, Via CBC.
Shipspotting informs us that REYKJAFOSS arrived in Emden, Germany on June 8th. She is seen here in the Dock. I am unsure how she arrived.
As reported at Shipfax, Halifax regular Reykjafoss ran aground outside Argentia.
its been A bad year so far for Eimskip, after another one of their ships, Godafoss ran aground off Norway. (Below via Cargolaw)
And in Norwegian – Frykt for oljekatastrofe i Hvaler
So far no photos of the Reykjafoss Incident have turned up, but stay tuned.
BBC STEINHOEFT passed through the Outer Harbour Approaches bound for Baltimore this afternoon. She made news last week when she lost power and ran aground on the South Shore Canal banks in Montreal. She was freed by Tugs.
Photo from Canada.com
Halifax Regular Nirint Pride was Struck and Heavily damaged (though not as badly) as MSC Nikita, at the intersection Point of The Lane Outward From Rotterdam & The Lane For South Bound Traffic.
more from Cargo Law
seen dockside at Halterm, Belive they came off the HS Smetana, on charter to Hamburg Sud.