Something happened at the Maasvlakte


I’ll start with the pictures here: All those in Holland probably have heard of the Chinese freighter which drifted ashore last Friday.
This Saturday, I went to the ‘Slufter’, which is at the very edge of the Maasvlakte, and saw the thing through my lens. It’s big, it’s bulky and old.

Zhen Hua 10, owned by Shanghai-based Crane manufacturing company ZPMC was heading for Rotterdam, when the storm made the boat drift about 9 kilometers in less than 2 hours.
Salvage-company Smit has been busy pulling it afloat Sunday, and will attempt to do so again after they failed twice yesterday this afternoon.

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Edit: Apparently, Sunday has been a little bit more crowded.
Edit2: Tuesday, Smit has succeeded in towing the ship free from the mud. It is currently waiting for the wind to decrease in strength for it to head for Rotterdam port, to unload its cargo.

2 thoughts on “Something happened at the Maasvlakte”

  1. Wow.

    That’s close!

    Can’t be good for the ship, really.

    And to the edit: That’s crowded!

    Were you in there? Looks like it from the angle.

  2. Unfortunately, I am not the author of the photo in the edit. As a matter of fact, I ripped it from nufoto.nl, and it belongs to a guy called Gerard van Es.
    I should actually say ‘luckily, it is not mine’, as the ship lies about 2.5 kilometers from the point the photo was taken. 😐

    Edit: I took the pictures at B, the other one is taken approximately at A.

    Grotere kaart weergeven

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