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SHIP NAME: Capella Voyager KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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link http://www.taic.org.nz/marine/03-206.pdf


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link http://www.msa.govt.nz/Publications/accidents/AccidentReportCapellaVoyager.pdf


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The two New Zealand reports are essentially the same. Ship was loaded Suezmax with a draft of 14.42 m, trying to enter Whangerei. Port put a lot of pressure on Master, despite large swell running. When he finally caved in, the ship struck forward due to pitch. Ship slowed momentarily and then proceeded into port, striking one more time. Forepeak tank was badly damaged back from bow back 21 m, but collision bulkhead was OK. No spill. The charted channel depth was 14.60 m. The tide was about 2.4 m above datum, so the static under keel clearance was about 2.58 m.