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Cargo ship near-miss, Dutch wind farm

Cargo ship is under detention at Terneuzen Netherlands since its arrival on Sep 18. Ship’s course alerted Scheltd Coordination Center on Sep 18, because she was sailing towards Borssele wind farm, with no signs of changing course.

Attempts to find out what’s going on failed, because as it turned out later, the Captain of Azerbaijan’s nationality didn’t speak English well enough to understand, though he finally, reacted to a direct order to immediately change the course.

The ship berthed at Terneuzen the same day and was checked. The inspection found a number of deficiencies, including outdated (understood downloaded from open sources) electronic charts without among other things, navigational buoys; Captain and officers lack navigational and communication skills (paper charts weren’t used), they also couldn’t make stability calculations.

The ship wasn’t identified except that she’s Vanuatu-flagged, but according to AIS data, she should be general cargo ship MY REYHAN, ex- SEAKESTREL, renamed shortly before this incident, probably in September

The current position of MY REYHAN is at North Sea (coordinates 51.30534 N / 3.83505 E) reported 1 min ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to STEENBANK, and expected to arrive there on Sep 13, 14:00.

The vessel MY REYHAN (IMO: 9006459, MMSI 577506000) is a General Cargo Ship built in 1993 (28 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Vanuatu.

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