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"Jork'd On The Open Ocean"

Feature Date: October 21 2010

Event Date: October 12 2010

MV Jork Rangeer & M/T Mindoro

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The Date: October 12 2010

The Time: Afternoon

The Place: Off The Dutch Port of Scheveningen

The Cargoes: Containers & Jet Fuel


"Jork'd On The Open Ocean"

M/V Jork Ranger & M/T Mindoro

On The Scene Off The Dutch Port of Scheveningen

Oct. 12 2010


M/V Jork Ranger - In Better Days

M/T Mindoro, - In Better Days

Realative Picture Size Would Determine The Outcome of Their Meeting

M/V Jork Ranger

Build: 2005

Builder: Damen Shipyard Gorinchem - Netherlands

Manager/Owner: Reederei, Hamburg, Germany

IMO Number: 9322542

Registration Country: Cyprus

Vessel Type: Container

M/V Jork Ranger

MMSI Number: 209696000

Length: 141.0 meter

Call Sign: C4FA2

Beam: 22.0 meters

Gross Tonnage: 7852 tons

Crew: 12

The Prolog To Disaster -- Jork'd On The Open Sea


The 141 meter Cypriot-flagged M/V Jork Ranger was proceeding in clear seas on Oct. 12 when there was a meeting with the Greek tanker M/T Mindoro.

Even 60 years ago, early in the age of radar, it was common -- still is -- for bridge crews to report fixing the position of "the other vessel" some five miles off -- just before the collision. Such is the nature of human error.

These are matters of human error -- but these guys have your cargo! Thus we remind of the need for shippers to obtain high quality Marine Cargo Insusurance to protect their valuable goods from incidents such as this.

Last, can it not be said that one struck by M/V Jork Ranger -- has been Jork'd?


It all -- of course -- boils down to our guiding code. "Ship Happens! ©"

Michael S. McDaniel - Your Editor

20 Miles (30 Kilometers) From The Dutch Port of Scheveningen

M/V Jork Ranger Seems To Be Steaming With A Smile

 From The Cargo Letter - Oct. 12 2010
Greek-owned tanker M/T Mindoro that collided with German container M/V Jork Ranger off the coast of the Netherlands has begun to leak its cargo of jet fuel, authorities said.

M/T Mindoro collided with M/V Jork Ranger about 15 miles off the Dutch coast and sustained a 15-foot by 20-foot gash above the waterline.

M/V Jork Ranger suffered damage to its bow but continued its journey to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, officials said.

M/T Mindoro is at a stationary at the point of the collision off Scheveningen.

Rotterdam, Europe's busiest port, sees large numbers of container ships, bulk carriers and tankers move in and out every day.

Jet fuel is light and vaporizes quickly so is unlikely to cause serious pollution.

M/V Jork Ranger Has Suffered Bow Damage

M/V Jork Ranger Has Had A Major Collision

This Visit of M/V Jork Ranger To M/T Mindoro May Have Created A Problem

M/T Mindoro Was Bound For Anchorage

It Sems M/V Jork Ranger Has A Crush On M/T Mindoro

M/T Mindoro Carrried Leaking Highly Flammable Jet Fuel -- Now Leaking From The Massive Hole

M/T Mindoro Is Holed At The Waterline By M/V Jork Ranger


M/V Jork Ranger Made It To The Yards For A Quick Fix

M/T Mindoro Rests Offshore -- Awaiting Tow To The Yard

Both Vessels Will Live To Overcome Whatever Mistakes Were Made

Special Note:
The crews of both M/V Jork Ranger & M/T Mindoro are both safe. There were no injuries.

 Editor Note:

With both M/T Mindoro & M/V Jork Ranger now safe, lawyers will now likely debate issues of fault and the extent of recoverable damages for the next several years. Sizable attorney fees will be spent in the debate.

Those shippers having cargo damage will endure the cost & time of this legal battle -- if they had no marine cargo insurance.

Those damaged shippers who had marine cargo insurance -- will have received a check for 100% cargo value in the mail just after the loss.

Point made.

Michael S. McDaniel

Shippers Must Have Quality Marine Cargo Insurance ........ Because......... "Ship Happens! ©"

To Repeat -- No Matter How Careful You Are -- Or Who You Hire ....... "Ship Happens! ©"

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The Dedication of This Feature Is Simple: To The Crew of M/V Jork Ranger, M/T Mindoro & their familes.

SPECIAL NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by air & sae continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker

It's very dangerous out there.


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SPECIAL NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. 

It's very dangerous out there.

Thanks To Our Contributors For The "Jork'd On The Open Ocean" Feature

Our Contributors for this feature are:
ADR Training UK

Patrick de Man - Field Service Engineer, Industrial & Marine Diesel Partners

The Cargo Letter appreciates the continuing efforts of these valued contributors.

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EDITOR'S NOTE FOR SURVEYORS, ATTORNEYS & MARINE ADJUSTERS: The Internet edition effort of The Cargo Letter now celebrates it's 8th Year of Service -- making us quite senior in this segment of the industry. We once estimated container underway losses at about 1,500 per year. Lloyd's put that figure at about 10,000 earlier this year. Quite obviously, the reporting mechanism for these massive losses is not supported by the lines. News of these events is not posted to the maritime community. Our new project is to call upon you -- those handling the claims -- to let us know of each container loss at sea-- in confidentiality. Many of you survey on behalf of cargo interests with no need for confidentiality. Others work for the lines & need to be protected. As a respected Int'l publication, The Cargo Letter enjoys full press privileges & cannot be forced to disclose our sources of information. No successful attempt has ever been made. If a personal notation for your report is desired -- each contributor will be given a "hot link" to your company Website in each & every report. Please take moment & report your "overside" containers to us. If you do not wish attribution, your entry will be "anonymous." This will will benefit our industry -- for obvious reasons! McD

* NOTE: The Cargo Letter wants you to know that by keeping the identity of our contributors 100% Confidential, you are able to view our continuing series of "Cargo Disasters." Our friends send us materials which benefit the industry. The materials are provided to our news publication with complete and enforceable confidentiality for the sender. In turn, we provide these materials to you.  

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