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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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If they've been allowed to come in, next step will be for a halt one mile east of the seabuoy to pick up their Port Everglades pilots. Keep an eye on at least one pilot boat heading out to sea from the port

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

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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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Thank you Copper. Pilot 4 made contact with the Ship Brent due east of Fort Lauderdale. Will that be the site for our two ships to get a pilot?

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GOOD NEWS!! MSNBC has just announced that a deal has been done, and the Zaandam and Rotterdam will be docking in FLL at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm respectively!!

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Looks like the tug boats and harbor pilots are heading out...

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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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3 minutes ago, Fanpower said:

Thank you Copper. Pilot 4 made contact with the Ship Brent due east of Fort Lauderdale. Will that be the site for our two ships to get a pilot?

 

Affirm!

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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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Pilot Boat No. 5 on the move. but still inside the port - keep an eye on her

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Zaandam in the lead turning north at 12.2 knots, Rotterdam behind but catching up at 14.1 knots.

Its a race.

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

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Just now, Suzez said:

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

 

Affirm, but she's returning to port - Keep en eye on PB No. 5 inside the port and see what she does

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Posted (edited)

Just on the news

Ill passengers to be transferred the hospital

This is the right thing to do.


 

Edited by janetz

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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

Edited by Copper10-8

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

 

Are they coming in early?

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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.  

Edited by Tampa Girl
Wrong no.

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