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SANHO: Summary of Notices in Force
NAVAREA VII MESSAGES :
111 Indian Ocean - SW Sector - Jupiter 6 towing SAPSAN missing.
COASTAL NAVWARNING MESSAGES :
437 RSA South West Coast - Cape Point - Jupiter 6 towing vessel SAPSAN from Walvis Bay to Alonga/India..
Originally posted by skychief
In my opinion, member Journey is probably spot on with his theory.
Originally posted by The_Modulus
No matter what vessel it is, still pretty mysterious.
Those gas bubble theories in the Bermuda region were proven impossible (or at least 99.9% improbable). Cant remember exactly where I saw that, I think they also did some experiments on the tv show 'Myth Busters' according to whom it was impossible.
Originally posted by sardion2000
The Mythbusters confirmed that freak waves and methane bubbles could accound for a good portion of lost ships and planes in the bermuda triangle.
1975 SEA HUSKY, 1980 CHAMBON ALIZE, 1982 REDOUBTABLE, 1990 BRITOIL 3, 1995 GERONIMO TWO, 2002 THESEUS, 2004 JUPITER 6
Registered: IMO 7391745 /(GBR)ON 363690 /(FRA)ON 532994S
299 GRT, 85 NRT, L39,93m(32,19), B10,14m, D4,611m(5,31) - fifi, salv.
2 4bl. cpp, bowthr. 300bhp, 2x diesel 4tew V16cyl B&W ALPHA type 16V23LU, 4690bhp total, sp 13,5kn, bp 65t
1975: Built by "Brodogradiliste Tito" at Mitrovica (YN 925)
1975 -xx/04: delivered to "R.B. Leasing Co" at London, mng "K/S Bugge Supply Ships III A/S"(Oscar Bugge) at Tonsberg (NOR)
(GBR flag, ON 363690, c/s GURR)
1980: To "Cie Chambon Soc.Gén. De Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes" at Marseille (FRA), renamed CHAMBON ALIZE
(FRA flag, ON 532994S, c/s FPQV)
1982: To "Alexandra Marine Transportaion Ltd" at Liverpool, renamed REDOUBTABLE
(GBR flag, ON 363690, c/s GURR, 311 GRT, 86 NRT)
1990: To "Britoil Offshore Services Pte Ltd" at Singapore, renamed BRITOIL 3
1995: To "Transpacific Towage Inc" at Manila (PHL) (447 GRT, 134 NRT), renamed GERONIMO TWO
(ON 000583, c/s DUA2441)
2000: To "Keppel Smit Transpacific Inc"
2002: To "Coloured Fin Ltd" at Chaguaramas, Trinidad (TTO), renamed THESEUS
(TTO flag, c/s 9YFE)
2004: To "Jupiter Shipmanagement Inc" at Mumbai (IND), renamed JUPITER 6
(VCT flag, c/s J8B3049)
2004: still in service
Originally posted by jsobecky
Interesting story. It would seem to me that there should be a minimum of two tugs towing a ship of this size, one front and one rear, for a brake. Journey, what do you say?