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Zaandam and Rotterdam Situation (merged topics starting March 22, 2020)


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Oh my, I never thought I would spend part of my day following 2 HAL ships. I'ts 2.48 pm in the UK. Have they had the go ahead to dock yet? I do hope so.

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14 minutes ago, Fanpower said:

Both ships are traveling northwest at 9 plus knots. Copper what does the buoy look like on the marine traffic map?

 

 

If you look at the AIS map on both webcam pages - so below the life pic - you'll see Pilot Boat No.4 has just left PE for a rendezvous. Look at where she halts and you have the location one mile east of that seabuoy

 

You can/will have to enlarge that map to get a better/close up view. Pilot Boat No. 4 just passed an orange marker by the name of "PE" (an aid to navigation) and appears to be headed for oil/chemical tanker "Brenton Reef"

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6 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

It doesn't 😉 If you look at the AIS map on both webcam pages - so below the life pic - you'll see Pilot Boat No.4 has just left PE for a rendezvous. Look at where she halts and you have the location of the seabuoy

I've had my eye on that no4 pilot boat for the past hour. 

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10 hours ago, TinkBellaMom said:

I am kind of confused as to why the ship would come to FLL.  If it was a SA cruise, does it have a large amount of people from that area where it would make sense to at least stay there until they are allowed to dock?  And why not make sure you were going to be allowed to disembark before making the trip to FLL?

Why not?

 A lot of the ships start in Florida  & head  to other Countries

 They have many Americans/Canadians/Brits/Australians  onboard

 just because  embarkation was in SA does not mean they are all from SA

 

 

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Come to think of it, and waking up a bit more, that aid to navigation orange marker by the name of "PE" on the AIS map is more than likely the PE sea buoy. Pilot Boat No. 4 has just dropped off their pilot on board Brenton Reef and both are now headed for Port Everglades! Duh!

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1 minute ago, Copper10-8 said:

Come to think of it, and waking up a bit more, that aid to navigation orange marker by the name of "PE" on the AIS map is more than likely the PE sea buoy. Pilot Boat No. 4 has just dropped off their pilot on board Brenton Reef and both are now headed for Port Everglades! Duh!

Could there be 2 pilots on boat no 4? I no nothing of this kinda thing. It's very interesting.

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Me thinks those two tugs - Trident and Hawk - waiting outside will be escorting that oil/chemical tanker - Brenton Reef - inbound. Check it out on the Port Everglades cam. The two dam ships won't require tugs

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2 minutes ago, janetz said:

Just on the news

Ill passengers to be transferred the hospital

This is the right thing to do.


 

 

Just heard the news, and they said critically ill pax will be sent to hospital but those others who are just 'sick' will be treated onboard...clearly one of the big sticking points for the powers that be in Florida in not wanting people pouring into the hospitals from ships.

Also, in a more morbid tone they also said 2 of the 4 deceased tested positive for COVID-19 so there's no doubt that it is/was present onboard.

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1 minute ago, DFD1 said:

Dockings are scheduled for 1pm and 1:30pm. It is now just 10:25am.

 

Are they coming in early?

 

Those published docking times were always tentative, pending approval to come in so yeah, that's a distinct possibility. Zaandam just altered course to northbound with Rottie in trail

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27 minutes ago, SeaSiq said:

Permission given to dock.  Healthy passengers will be bused to airport to go home.

 

But look at my post #1949 for the actual disembarkation procedures per NBC at 8:45 this morning.  It is not a simple "bused" to the airport.  

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