|Photo of the month – January 2004||[German version]|
Figure 1 [Hapag Lloyd]
A 4800 TEU container ship in rough weather. Winds of gale force 10 to 11 (approximately 89 to 117 km/h). There is a heavy swell from 4 points starboard bow (45°).
Figure 2 [Hapag Lloyd]
Even a 4800 TEU ship needs to have due respect for water. This respect should result in a defensive reaction by the captain (e.g. a reduction in speed).
Figure 3 [Hapag Lloyd]
As far as the cargo is concerned, the crew and the transport insurers can only hope that it has been properly secured using the methods described under www.containerhandbook.de.
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