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MSC Sabrina saved by Jasmine

MSC Sabrina saved by  Jasmine
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-28
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 13:02
Viewed: 7961
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Let me propose you some photojournalism today (^_^)

The MSC Sabrina is finally getting some help. The owners opted to bring another ship from the company to discharge about 360 containers to lift her enough and refloat her. The MSC Jasmine therefore came to the rescue. Transfer operations just started this morning.

I left earlier today , my week of duty ended earlier (^_^). Yippee , weekend is on ! But before heading to the gym for my workout , I stopped on the docks to tagke a few shots of the operations.

Technically: To have a better view and 3-D effect I opted for a higher POV. Therefore I requested permission to the local Grain Elevators to capture images from their facilities. So this one was taken from the top of one of the unloading tower ( no. 5 ) I posted earlier a photo of the unloading tower , No. 5 is although higher than No. 3. Too bad the weather conditions were not very sunny. See the map or satellite view for my actual POV.

The list of the MSC Sabrina is clearly visible , with her name , and The MSC Jasmine docked to her port side. Both ships are completely out of the channel. Of coourse the MSC Jasmine is empty and therefore is floating (^_^) in the shallower waters.

Image uncropped. Just adjusted tones, contrasts and selective colors.

I added another shot as a workshop for a closer view.

More Information on the ship:
photo , MSC Fleet, Ship's particulars

You can follow the operations through the Port Authority Webcam . they blocked the camera on those ships for the time of the operations.

As per Richard ( kilted-Arab ) invitation to add a tip with your post ; my tip of the day :
Do not hesitate to walk, move or crawl for a better POV. Here I climbed abt 12 stories of stairways, but it was well worthed ( LOL! ). Great view I had ! Chilly maybe , but still worthed.

Silke, toucan1967, inaam, trekks, milas, Dpbours, espanek, Kilted-Arab, jusninasirun, TheMystic has marked this note useful
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To vangenius: vessel SABRINA - g rounded on March 8MariannSenn 1 04-17 06:44
To ttreen: Good for the show !!!perryhooter 2 03-28 14:25
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An exceptional POV indeed, it was worth getting permission to shoot from the grain tower - and worth the 12-story slog up all those steps!

Thanks for the tip, too - I've lain in frost before to get a good POV so I agree, it's worth it sometimes.


Hi Robert
Superb image of a frightening looking situation.
Regards Pez

  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-03-28 13:45]
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Hey Robert
My 1st take is..OH BOY that ship is in trouble... then OH my how huge they are compared to the tugs... Nice.. I have heard about this stranded cargo ship a few times.. It is so nice to see it! brrrr looks very cold..

12 story hike then the gym?


Just heard from Tom.. his sister ship the Paul Tregurtha (who also has a Discovery Channel film crew on board! LOL) has a 50 foot rip in its hull due to the nasty ice and the Barker has a rip as well....


Hallo Robert,
interessanter Schuss. Ich hoffe es ist alles gut gegangen...Wenn so ein Gigant außer Kontrolle gerät gibt es eine Katastrophe.
Eine gute Komposition Robert.TFS.


Hi Robert,
Nice work and well worth the 12 stories of stairs, thats easy to say sitting here LOL, I looked at the link to the MSC ships and see that they have removed the Napoli already LOL, I am glad that this on isn't going to suffer the same fate, anyway great work and thanks for the webcam link.
Regards Andy

P.S if your interested the stern section of the Napoli should be cut up and removed by November.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-03-28 16:52]

Hello Robert,

A magnificient transaction is seen in this beautifully captured image. Huge ships are marvellous and once cannot imagine the size if the reference is not given like small ships or the containers loaded on them. A wonderful image my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-28 20:02]

Hello Robert, great shot of photojournalism, very well seen and a beautiful picture too, well done, thanks!


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-03-29 0:36]

hi Perry

Yout boat shots have become a classic style here on TL and this one is a great shot. Yes, the high andle gives a clear view way behind and beyond the 2 ships.

Good work.

tfs, bill

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-03-29 8:19]

I like the comparisons of the different scales of ships most. The iceflows has different scales too. Fun photo. TFS. K2

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-03-29 9:36]

Merhaba myfriend Robert...
Wonderful composition and What a beautifuls colors here.Bravo...

Hi Robert,

What a story and what a point of view! I already thought that the unloading tower No.3 was already quite high. But as it seems you're even higher. I might get a slight fear of heights being so high up there. Well, depends on the size of the platform up there ;-). Nice one!

Enjoy your weekend!

Bonsoir Robert
Voilà une excellente photo des deux "sisters ships" et un point de vue privilégié. Les détails sont très nets malgré le contrejour. Au moment où je suis allé observer les manoeuvres, il n'y avait que deux grues du Jasmine en opération et je trouvais que ces manoeuvres de transbordement étaient très lentes. Ils en auront pour plusieurs jours. Je sens qu'il y aura un léger retard dans la livraison.
Bravo et merci pour ce partage

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-30 3:45]

Thanks for the link, Robert!
It's great to be able to follow all the action!
I like this PoV. It really shows the great difference in sizes between the stricken ship and the rescue/guide vessels. Also very clear to see how low in the water the stricken ship is compared to Jasmine who has come to take some of the load off her.
Enjoy your weekend!

Hello Robert.
Very good POV and composition and good photojournalism. I also like the sense of scale gave by the smaller ship on the first plan.

Salut Robert,
Merci de partager cette image . Il y a de l'action à Trois Rivières, j'en avais entendu parler il y a quelques temps au journal télévisé . L'escalade de la tour à grain en a valu le prix . De cet angle la vue est plus complète sur l'activité en cours . Je continue de jeter un oeil sur la webcam .
Beau travail .

Great shot of what looks like a very tricky situation!

Hi Robert - this is a great photojournalistic shot and what really catched my eye here is the scale effect...that wee boat in the forground really does emphasis how big some of these container vessels can be.

Very interesting shot indeed and a good note with some great advice at the end :-)

Très bien vu ici la façon de présenter ce monstre, avec le petit bateau à côté, qui nous donne une très bonne échelle de grandeur. Impressionnant! Ça doit pas être évident à déloger ce genre de vaisseau! Bien fait malgré une lumière qui semblait un peu défaillante.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-04-06 10:56]

Hi Robert.
Interesting part of port life here.
Very interesting note makes pictures more interesting.
Well captured and presented.
Thank you.
Janek KLoss

Hello Robert. Very well documented photojournalism with interesting image of the rescue. Excellent sharpness and very well exposed image and pleasantly framed for us here in TL. Best regards. Jusni

Like moving giant legos around. You have an interesting job!

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