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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:SEASPAN LAHOREAdded:Jul 10, 2018
Captured:July 05, 2018IMO:9301811Hits:1,046
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Casualties
Description:
severely damaged propeller which indicates either a grounding with further damage to her underwater hull or a fouling with some floating object or wreck.
Note pigeon on her damaged propeller blade indicating pictorially that the engine is dead.
Any one knows about the incident re the damage.?
Vessel Identification
Name:Lahore Express
IMO:9301811
Flag:Hong Kong (china)
MMSI:477241800
Callsign:VRBY8
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:39,941 tons
Summer DWT:50,869 tons
Length:260 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Hong Kong
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2006
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°52’48.86” N, 14°30’59.73” E
Status:Moored
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 324° (175°)
Destination:
Location:Valletta
Arrival:5th Jul 2018
08:00:50 UTC
Last update:
55 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 July 5th, 08:00:50 UTCValletta
2018 July 5th, 00:01:28 UTCValleta
2018 June 25th, 22:00:32 UTCPiraeus
2018 June 17th, 14:00:33 UTCCasablanca
2018 June 14th, 12:00:07 UTCCastellon
2018 June 10th, 11:00:52 UTCFos
2018 June 7th, 23:59:19 UTCValencia
2018 May 14th, 16:00:38 UTCCasablanca
2018 May 12th, 10:00:47 UTCValencia
2018 May 9th, 17:30:52 UTCBarcelona
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Photo Comments (12)

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Emmanuel.L on Jul 11, 2018 06:34 (5 days ago)
Yes csaba, the way the pigeon is positioned , it looks like she had quite a meal...I wonder if such metal eating pigeons are being trained and sent by ship repair yards, a novel way to attract business.
regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Emmanuel.L on Jul 11, 2018 06:29 (5 days ago)
If she sustained engine failure whilst alongside at Piraeus on 27/6, the engine failure could have been of driving the engine with an unbalanced prop due to the blade/s chipped up does causing vibration and therefore damage to the driving machinery.
thanks David, any more info will be appreciated.
regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
csaba on Jul 10, 2018 19:41 (6 days ago)
That must have been one hungry birdie :-)
davidships on Jul 10, 2018 16:56 (6 days ago)
Not sure whether the propeller damage was caused at the same time, but she was towed to Malta as a consequence of "engine failure" sustained 27/6 while alongside at Piraeus container terminal. No greater detail found.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 10, 2018 15:07 (6 days ago)
Sorry Steve, bird left propeller soon after photo was taken....seems it was mission accomplished , ship delivered.
regards
Emmanuel.l.(Malta)
Steven Collingwood on Jul 10, 2018 14:16 (6 days ago)
No, I don't know the cause, touched bottom maybe?
Could you wire the homing pigeon into the nav system? Save some money.... You never know.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 10, 2018 13:32 (6 days ago)
Could be Steven, maybe it is a homing one and somehow navigated the SEASPAN LAHORE to Palumbo's shipyard.These homing pigeons are great navigators.
Do you happen to know the cause of the accident Steve?
regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Emmanuel.L on Jul 10, 2018 13:27 (6 days ago)
Hi Volker, maybe I am mistaken, the bird is not a pigeon but a woodpecker or more appropriately a brasspecker.
regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Emmanuel.L on Jul 10, 2018 13:23 (6 days ago)
Thanks Timsen, but do you know how the damage occurred?
thanks and regards
Emmanuel.l.(Malta)
Steven Collingwood on Jul 10, 2018 13:22 (6 days ago)
Is the pigeon working for the contractor? Just joking.
volker1948 on Jul 10, 2018 09:58 (6 days ago)
The bird has picked parts from the propeller!!!???
Timsen on Jul 10, 2018 08:28 (6 days ago)
Damage occurred on June 27 in Piraues. The tug Christos XXII towed the vessel out of port on June 29, bound to Malta, after unloading.
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