Home Latest CSCL Hamburg Grounded

CSCL Hamburg Grounded

As we were preparing to go to print news came in of a shipping disaster on a well-known reef in the Red Sea.  A large container ship, the CSCL Hamburg, was grounded on 31 December on Woodhouse Reef in the Straits of Tiran near Sharm el Sheikh, a popular site for divers.

The 4,250TEU vessel had visited the ports of Jeddah and Aqaba en route for Singapore when it hit the reef and ran aground.

The CSCL Hamburg, which sails under the Hong Kong flag, belongs to Seaspan Corporation.  They have reported that there were no personnel injuries or oil pollution as a result of the incident.  They are working with the Egyptian authorities to inspect the damage to the vessel which they will try to refloat.  While there have been assurances that there is no oil pollution as a result of this grounding, there has been no mention of the potential damage to the coral reef on which the vessel currently sits.

In March 2008 this vessel was involved in another accident en route from Honk King to Shanghai when it collided with a bulk carrier, the Lian Hua Feng. Although on this occasion the CSCL Hamburg sustained hull damage there was no personnel injury or pollution. 

 

Read More in H2O


corel01.jpg
There is no doubt that every skin diver enjoys the magnificent abundance of life on the coral reefs. The sad fact is that this extraordinary
slied202-cut02.jpg
European Standards for Recreational Diving were published in early 2004 and define the state of the art for scuba diver and instructor training and
fin.jpg
The new SCUBAPRO JET SPORT FIN is a lightweight, comfortable fin, with which every diver will be
Banner

Coming Issue

 

Next edition in English

    next English issue will be available in March  ...

Calendar of events

July 2020 August 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Post Your Event Post Your Event

More Articles

Why Dive the Southern Red Sea?

Sharks, Dolphins, Mantas, Jacks, Nudibranchs and Clownfish, the list goes on and on. If you are after variety then The Southern Red Sea is the place to be. Underwater nature is forever changing with t...
Read More...

The H2O big test Reels

A diving reel is more than just a spool of line; it can be the connection to a diver’s safety.  Whether it’s being used with a buoy to indicate your position to the surface, or ensuri...
Read More...

THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

A mystical journey in the Red Sea Hidden deep in the Eastern Desert mountain range, at around 200 km. north of Hurghada, and very close to the skies, seventy Coptic monks still observe rituals that ...
Read More...

New BCDs from Zeagle

Zeagle are introducing an innovative range of new BCDs to be available from spring 2010. The RangerJr is designed for children and has inbuilt growing room. With the same rugged construction as t...
Read More...

Full immersion holiday: the Liveaboards!

Just imagine…living for seven, ten or fourteen days on a floating hotel, pampered and spoiled, in air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms and piped music, a comfy lounge with all entertainme...
Read More...

H2O Newsletter


Get diving news, trends, and business information delivered directly to your inbox!

Advertisement

Banner