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Old 05-13-2011, 07:32 AM
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TIRRANNA is going bonkers...who else's BMW is on that ship?!

This is the first time I did an ED. My car is on this vessel called TIRRANNA. It departed from BREMERHAVEN about two days ago.

I have been checking on the vessel since last night and I realized it's been going around circles for so many hours just right out of the ZEEBRUGGE port, which is supposed to be its next destination. It's been circling around that port for some many hours.

Go to http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...00&header=true and click on the Current Vessel's Track link and you will see what the heck I'm talking about. You need to zoom in a bit to see the activity.

It is really funny that it is doing it...maybe, all vessels do that...I'm not sure.
Who else is on TIRRANNA?

Some funny activities there close to ZEEBRUGGE...Some drunk sailor, perhaps!

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Old 05-13-2011, 08:05 AM
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Interesting. Sometimes ships do a holding pattern (much like airplanes) when the wait is going to be minimal (an hour or two). It's much easier than dropping an anchor.

This one, however, is quite intense, but I suspect there may be inaccurate waypoint reporting which is causing the funny track. When my ship started its crossing from Southampton, for some reason a waypoint by Iceland was reported, so it's track was this perfectly straight southwest line, then a mad dart to Iceland, and then another dart back to its southwest line.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:56 AM
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I was hoping to be on the Tirranna but I will likely be on the Otello departing this week and arrving in Halifax on May 31.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:00 PM
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I was hoping to be on the Tirranna but I will likely be on the Otello departing this week and arrving in Halifax on May 31.
Same here. Currently Otello is steaming toward Bremerhaven and is to be in port at 3pm EDT. But I think that is optimistic.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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I am on the Tirranna, been tracking it since it left Bremerhaven, Now it just went out of range on marinetraffic.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:53 AM
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I'm on the TIRRANNA as well. It still says its scheduled into NY on 5/25.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:03 PM
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Well I've always heard those Scandinavians love the sun..just hope they don't return to the Mediterranean (as their itinerary shows they were there 2 weeks ago) with all your cars instead of heading to North America!
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:24 PM
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Same here. Currently Otello is steaming toward Bremerhaven and is to be in port at 3pm EDT. But I think that is optimistic.
Looks like the Otello is heading for some moored ships. Doesn't look good. I am going to start a seperate thread for the Otello.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:28 PM
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Looks like the Otello is heading for some moored ships. Doesn't look good. I am going to start a seperate thread for the Otello.
Maybe you should start one for the Independence II?
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:16 PM
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She has arrived in port at New York today. This wait is killing me!
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:28 PM
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She has arrived in port at New York today. This wait is killing me!
Don't get your hopes up. My car was on the Faust which made New York last Thursday; my car is still in Customs.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:06 PM
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Now, we will wait another 3 weeks

What's your best guess in terms of customs release?
I'd say we should expect to get our car around 14th...at the dealership, that is.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:54 PM
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Now, we will wait another 3 weeks

What's your best guess in terms of customs release?
I'd say we should expect to get our car around 14th...at the dealership, that is.
I dunno. My understanding is that it's a real crap shoot. It could be 5 days or it could be weeks. It will be weeks if Customs decides to go over your car with a fine-tooth comb. Apparently they pick out about 10-15 cars per shipment and use X-rays and other devices to make sure that you aren't using the car to smuggle in drugs or money. They charge the car makers for the work so it's a real money maker for them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:26 PM
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No update on W&W yet.....what's up?! Cars are still on the ship?!
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:51 PM
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She's on her way to Charleston. May the customs god shine upon us.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:42 PM
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Is your W&W status updated yet?

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:33 PM
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The last w&w update I have is that the car was discharged in NY on 5/26 and delivered in New York on 5/27. I called my CA earlier in the week and they had no more information than I had.She did mention that because of the holiday and the end of the month that she expected that I wouldn't have the car until mid June.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:49 AM
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I'll be picking my car this evening.....Since drop off, it took only 4.5 weeks. Wish you guys the best!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:07 AM
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Congrats. Did your w&w ever update to show that your car was out of customs and at the dealer? I guess I'm hoping that they are just slow to update the status and that my car is further along.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:34 AM
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Congrats. Did your w&w ever update to show that your car was out of customs and at the dealer? I guess I'm hoping that they are just slow to update the status and that my car is further along.
Same as before...the best status check is to call ED...they have the most accurate real-time info...even better that the dealerships themselves. My CA didn't know he was receiving my car today, I told him that!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:20 AM
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My car was delivered to the dealer on June 3 as well. 4 weeks from my drop-off date - much quicker than I expected.
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