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    Ship in trouble off Co Kerry coast
    Saturday, 17 January 2009 18:18
    A cargo ship with a crew of eight on board has got into difficulty after losing engine power at the entrance to Dingle Bay in Co Kerry.

    The crew managed to restart the engines but they broke down again a short time later.

    The Shannon-based coastguard helicopter is standing by at Shannon Airport in case the crew need to be evacuated

    AdvertisementThe 90m vessel had left Foyne in Co Limerick yesterday and was en route to Bordeaux in France.

    The ship is the Antiguan registered 'Oslo'.

    A Dutch vessel, the Dinteldijk, is going to its assistance.

    Valentia coastguard says the 'Oslo' lost engine power earlier today and is drifting about nine miles from the entrance to the bay.

    Weather conditions in the area are exceptionally bad with storm force 10 winds and 8m-9m sea swells.
    I have also heard on VHF the Port of cork are having trouble with the Car Carrier Grande Scandanavia, which is trying to repeat last years bounce around Ringaskiddy.

    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    MV Oslo & Dinteldijk

    Call Sign V2PJ
    Gross Tonnage 2805
    Year of Build 1996
    Flag Antigua & Barbuda

    Flag: Netherlands
    CS: PHMJ
    GT: 2984
    Year of build: 2007
    Last edited by Dogwatch; 17 January 2009, 22:47.


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      Goldie, any update?

      Did they remain onboard or were they winched off?