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


fin.jpg
The new SCUBAPRO JET SPORT FIN is a lightweight, comfortable fin, with which every diver will be
tony03eng.jpg
Text & Photos: Mike WardThe northern Red Sea was a dangerous place for shipping in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1869, the Carnatic
seemann-computer.jpg
Seemann Sub took the opportunity of BOOT 2010 to launch their new hoseless air integrated dive computer at a price not previously possible. The
Banner

Coming Issue

 

Next edition in English

    next English issue will be available in March  ...

Calendar of events

April 2020 May 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
Post Your Event Post Your Event

More Articles

The Stingers! Lion, Scorpion and Stone

The family Scorpaenidae is composed by several subfamilies which have in common a large and spiny head with a bony crest on the cheek. ...
Read More...

SAWIRIS SPEAKS

Samih Sawiris has often been described as a business visionary. He is the driving force of Orascom Touristic Projects and Development and Orascom Hotel Holdings, two of the region’s most su...
Read More...

CORALS RESTORATION

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 ecosystems are under the constant threat of destruction all...
Read More...

CRUISING THE RED SEA

With the Red Sea having a little too much of the good things on offer, it’s easy to retreat into clichés when writing about diving there. Aquamarine, turquoise, azure, pristine, crystal clear, ...
Read More...

Discovering the creator through the colours of marine life

When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of evolution, he conceded that life may have been “originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one”. Earth is packed with life so abundant a...
Read More...

H2O Newsletter


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

Advertisement

Banner