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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Grounded MV LUCKY SEVEN at Miramar beach, Goa

The ship MV Lucky Seven grounded at Miramar beach early morning of 16th July 2017.
Earlier, for 3 days it was struggling far off the shore attempting to come into Mandovi River to be used or parked or anchored as Casino boat amongst the other 6 casino boats there in Panaji.

Due to strong winds or bad monsoon weather etc the ship finally got  drifted to Miramar beach shore.
Owners: Gopal Kanda promoted Golden Globe Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
Ship was purchased for Rs.12 cores

Name: Lucky Seven *
Flag: Panama *
IMO: 8943703 *
Gross Tonnage: 5570
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 66.11m x 23.8m
Year built: 1996
 * info visible on the ship

Looks like it's inside is all casino setup  as the same was a Casino ship before (2004, 2011) known as
'Casino Cancun' of Casino Austria International?

The ship on 13,14, 15 July (before it got grounded)

Video 2: Grounded on 16.7.17

Video 3, 4, .. see below

Salvage work
Arihant ship breaker of Mumbai will attempt to refloat the ship
Salvage work likely to start on Tuesday 25.7.17 and if all go well, the ship will be out of Miramar by 1st August 2017.
Salvage work now likely to start from 28th July which means the ship might go by 5th August.
Salvage work or attempt to refloat the ship further delayed, it may now start on 7th or 8th August
As of now 1.8.17, only some dredging or sand excavation work done during low tide.
Some reports including CoP  saying salvage or re-floating attempt  will now be made on 11th August
Chief Minister Parrikar on 12.8.17 said the ship has a gushing hole in its bottom and it needs to be fixed before trying to salvage it..
13.8.17 The ship also shows signs of leaning / Tilting on its back side (Port quarter)
Water started entering through its doors too.
Some reports says there is a 12 mtr long crack in the ship hull (bottom)
Looks like the contract with Ship breaking / salvaging company Arihant is terminated their JCB excavators etc on the shore are not seen now.
Reports also say the owners ask a fresh quote from Goa based Madganvkar salvaging company.
Now some reports says services of  Dubai based salvaging company have been hired
29.8.17 we saw generator and new water pumps on the shore, water pumping out of the ship started 30.8.17.
Now, some reports (TOI 3/9/17) say that the salvaging work entrusted to  M/s AMS Marine LLC, Egypt.
Looks like the ship salvaging work to be completed by end of September (if all goes well)
Lucky Seven permitted to anchor in the Mandovi River as per Court/CoP order, once re-floated..
Attempt 1:
10.9.17 The ship turned front side back (180 deg), re-floating, moving was attempted today - watch video
Attempt 2:
11.9.17 Pulling Lucky 7 attempt failed again.. It did move a bit ( see pic)
when second tug? was also trying to pull, looks like its rope got broken.
Some CoP (Captain of Ports)  officers were also present
Attempt 3:
12.9.17  Despite pulling by two tugs, the ship failed to move.  Looks like it stuck into the ground and shows sign of tilting on one side as before.
18.9.17 The ship moved little further away from the shore..
3 pulling tugboats:
MARIA  IMO 9429596  with 60 Ton Bollard Pull Capacity
N P ENAKSHI  IMO 8928272, 20 Ton Bollard Pull
M T PEHLVAN, PNJ 669 of CoP (Captain of Ports, Goa) 12 ton Bollard pull, hiring charges of CoP Pehlvan Rs. 16,940 per hour plus 15% service charge. During weekends, holidays and after office hours the charges are double i.e Rs.34K per hour.
High Court on 27th Sept has given (Extension)  up to Oct 10, 2017 to tow away Lucky Seven from it present position.
Pulling by tugboats may now resume around 4th Oct as that's when higher tides are predicted (2mtr+ high) 4-10 October.
Towing operations did not resume on 4th Oct
 Lucky Seven finally pulled out of Miramar beach on 5.10.17 around 9.30am.
The ship is now seen at Verem in Mandovi River (Can be seen from Panaji etc)
 The ship after repairs likely to go to Ratnagiri dry dock for Major repairs by 10th Oct and come back as Big Daddy by January 2018
As of now (6.10.17), Goa has 7 casino boats in the River Mandovi Panaji out of which only 5 are operating as casino - Check video below
 10.10.17  - The ship seen at its place at Verem when checked today.
It is likely to move out form here within next 7 days to Jaigad for major repairs and may be back ( refurbished) by 11th Dec. 2017
16.10.17 The two tugboats Maria and Enakshi were seen anchored nearby  but Maria missing from today (or 15th).
17.10.17. Lucky Seven still seen around Panaji River Mandovi
19.10.17 Lucky Seven likely to leave Goa for Dubai for repairs (instead of Jaigad) within a week's time.
1.11.17. Now, it may go to Cochin (not Dubai or Jaigad as mentioned earlier)
3.11.17 The ship still seen around
7.11.17 Lucky Seven still at Verem - see pics below
8.11.17 Lucky seven gone. when check at 4pm it was not to be seen anywhere in the river or around Miramar bay. Must have gone either at night  around 1am or at noon today as high tide level was 2.27 and 1.92 mtrs respectively.
Fully refurbished Lucky Seven (as Big Daddy)  may now come back to celebrate new year in the Capital city, Panaji amongst the other 6 casino boats
13, 14, 15 July 2017

Grounded 16.7.17
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 night

Day 4 19.7.17

Day 5 20.7.17

Day 6
Video 3: Day 6 (21.7.17)
Day 7 22.7.17

Day 8  23.7.17

Video: 4
Day 8 (23.7.17) with crowd

Day 9  24.7.17

Day 10
Video: Digging started
Day 11 25.7.17
Crane excavator that work both land and water

Day 12  26.7.17

Night  27.7.17 low tide 9.30

Day 13 (Day/night)  28.7.17

Video - day night 27/28th July

Day 14 29.7.17

Day 15  30.7.17

Video - Day 15

Day 16  31.7.17

Day 17  1.8.17

Day 18 2.8.17

Day 19  3.8.17

Day 20 4.8.17

Day 21 (night) 5.8.17

Day 22
Video: 6.8.17

Day 23  7.8.17

Video: day 23

Day 24  (Evening 7.15pm)  8.8.17

Day 25 (watch video) 9.8.17

Day 26 (watch video) 10.8.17

Video: Day 25 & 26
9th & 10th Aug. 2017

Day 27  11.8.17
The ship still there when spotted at 2pm
night time, 11pm . lights off, engines switched off

Day 28  12.8.17

Day 29 13.8.17
Ship position changed by 45 degree angle
It was in the previous position since the day 9
The ship also shows signs of leaning on its back side (Port quarter)
(the vessel tilted about 15 to 20 degrees at Port quarter side)
Night 7.30pm

Day 30  14.8.17

Video - day 30

Day 31 15.8.17
Video: Day 31 - 15.8.17

Day 32 (16.8.17)
Water entering the ship through it doors during high tide


Day 33 17.8.17

Day 34   18.8.17
A view from Dona Paula

Day 35  19.8.17
Video: with Bio-fuel bus

Day 36 20.8.17
Tilting and sinking?

Day 37   21.8.17

Day 38

Day 39  23.8.17
Door almost under water


Day 40  24.8.17

Day 41

Day 42  26.8.17

Day 43

Day 44  28.8.17

Day 45

Video  29.8.17

Day 46  30.8.17

Day 47  31.8.17
Black sand

Day 48   1.9.17
Tilted further ?

Day 49

Day 50

Video: Day 49 and 50

Day 51

Day 52
Formation of sand wall

Video: Day 51 and 52

Day 53 6.9.17

Day 54 -56 n/a (out of station)

Day 57 10.9.17

Sand wall formation

Video 10.9.17

Day 58  11.9.17

Day 60

Day 61 14.9.17

Day 62  15.9.17

Day 63

Day 64  17.9.2017

Video: Day 60, 61, 62, 64

Day 65

Day 66  19.9.17

Video: Day 65, 66

Day 67 20.9.17
A view from Goa Marriott


Day 68   21.9.17
A view from Goa Marriott Hotel  12 noon

4 pm Miramar beach


Day 69  22.9.17

Day 70  23.9.17

Day 71  24.9.17

Day 72  25.9.17

Day 73

Day 75  28.9.17

Day 76  29.9.17

Day 77


Day 78  1.10.17 ... 6.15pm

Day 79

Day 80  3.10.17

Day 81

Day 82  5.10.17
Moved out of Miramar beach  around 9.30 am
We missed the pulling act by about 30 minutes. These pics were taken 10.20 am
as seen from Panaji riverfront

7 Casino boats as of now
Deltin Jaqk, Deltin Royale, Deltin Caravela,  Casino Pride 1, Casino Pride 2,
Maharajah Casino (Defunct) and Lucky Seven (soon to be Big Daddy).
Latest video showing all 7




Lucky Seven finally gone out of Goa (to jaigad?)
 when check at 4pm it was not to be seen anywhere in the river or around Miramar bay.
Must have gone either at night around 1am or at noon today as high tide level was 2.27 and 1.92 mtrs respectively.
Believe me, every time there was a high tide of level 2 mts and above I did try my luck to see it going. Even today I was at Panaji since 10am but skipped as tide level was less than 2mts

After about 2.5 months..
Lucky Seven spotted at MPT berth No. 9
MV Lucky 7 docked here at  MPT Berth No. 9 around 20.1.2018 and was expected
to stay here for a month or so for repairs

Pics April 2 and 22,  2018

The ship Lucky Seven finally come back as Big Daddy at Panaji Mandovi River on 13th March 2019
Took position of Maharajah Casino

  The 7 Casino boats of Goa
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