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Old 09-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Hurray for our Coast Guard, who perform heroic rescues regularly. But this rescue was unusual.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:40 PM
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Great news. ;D
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:54 AM
Location: NJ
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My hub mentioned it Sunday. Glad everyone is ok. It was carrying 4,000 cars, it's said it was reloaded correctly, they're not sure why it tipped; possible another ship coming in helped cause it. Hopefully someone gets video of them turning the ship back over. I'd like to see that.

I hope they're able to do something so that the back up of ships can get unloaded or rerouted to other ports. This ship was on the way to Baltimore; maybe others need to go there too that can reroute. I'm sure the ship was loaded according to how it delivers, with Georgia loaded last so that it gets off 1st so I'm not sure how realistic it is to go to Baltimore 1st.

This is going to affect a lot of people in the port as well as car carrier drivers all over.

'No ship, no pay' Overturned cargo ship in St. Simons Sound blocks port traffic, affecting workers
The Port of Brunswick is closed to marine traffic as the rescue operation continues.

That means operations at the number one port for new auto imports are on hold.

The roll-on/roll-off terminal at Colonel's Island serves more than 60 auto and heavy equipment manufacturers, including luxury vehicles like BMW and Mercedes Benz.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:34 AM
Location: NJ
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'It's perplexing.' How did the Golden Ray ship capsize? Here's a look at possible answers

"It's perplexing," Goelz told USA TODAY. "How do you get enough water in there to essentially sink the ship so quickly?"

Goelz said there appear to be no massive rocks in the dredged channel that could have torn a hole in the hull. The load of cars could have shifted, but he said it would take a major change in weight distribution to topple the 656-foot ship.

The Golden Ray is a "RoRo" – a roll on, roll off ship designed with massive doors so cars and trucks can be driven on and off. Another possibility is that one of those doors wasn't properly secured, Goelz said.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:59 AM
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The USCG know their stuff.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:05 AM
Location: NJ
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Here's the latest. I can't find the article that said they're sending the back up of ships to other ports north on the east coast.

It sounds like they may not have loaded a lower deck enough and they also fill tanks with water to stabilize the ship but that probably didn't start happening; it's said ships usually do that once they get out of the port because they can suck up sand, animals and debris. In addition to that, they also could have been turning when the other ship was coming in; making a perfect storm for this ship to list.

I hope they're able to save the ship as it's only 2 years old. It depends how much damage oil and fuel will do and what clean up costs could be.

I'm interested because my hub delivers new cars. I'm hoping this won't slow down the NJ and Delaware area as last month was slow as heck.

Capsized ship in Port of Brunswick: It's happened before. 2015 incident in United Kingdom happened at sea
A similar vessel named the Hoegh Osaka was hauling cars and trucks when it tipped over and, like in Brunswick, 24 crew members had to be rescued.

According to an accident report published in 2016, improper ballast was one of the contributing factors that caused the Hoegh Osaka to list, or to tip to one side. Ballast is the mechanism of weighting the bottom of a boat so it won't be too top heavy. But the cargo inside -- cars and trucks -- contributed to the listing of the ship.

Sullivan said the Golden Ray's owner, Hyundai Glovis, would prefer to keep the two-year-old ship and repair it so it can remain in service because these types of car and truck carriers can cost tens of millions of dollars.

The Latest: Removing overturned ship could take months
the South Korean sailors “were being cooked” in the engine room of the overturned cargo ship Golden Ray with temperatures reaching 150 degrees (65.5 Celsius). He said rescuers had to stuff their own pockets with bags of ice to withstand the heat.

Ferris says the most daunting rescue was a crewman trapped in a control room with the door underwater. He was behind blast-proof glass designed to withstand an explosion. Rescuers had to use a diamond-tipped cutter to create an opening.

the men waited roughly 30 hours for rescue in tough conditions — in the dark, breathing air filled with fumes in the ship’s engine room
After 'pure horror' of rescue, authorities ponder what to do with the Golden Ray
With the capsized cargo ship blocking commerce and threatening the environment, "this is definitely something that we want to get right the first time."
What do you do with a 650-foot-long, 71,000-ton cargo ship filled with oil and thousands of cars, flopped over on its side, blocking the nation's second-busiest port for vehicles and heavy machinery?

Witt warned that the full operation of securing and removing the Golden Ray could take months.

"I would say that each step of the way, we're continuing to redefine those plans as we learn more about the condition of the ship and trying to make sure that our processes are as safe and effective as possible," he said. "This is definitely something that we want to get right the first time."

Investigation begins into how cargo ship ended on its side
By: Russ Bynum, The Associated Press   12 hours ago


Keeping those ships upright requires a balancing act that involves distributing the weight of its cargo and fuel as well as water in the ship's ballast tanks, which fill to add weight and help lower a vessel's center of gravity.

“There’s a lot of different things that could have happened here

Were the ballast tanks holding enough weight to keep the vessel steady? Staples said crews sometimes wait to fill ballast tanks until they reach open seas to keep muddy water and marine animals from getting sucked into the tanks.

Capt. John Reed, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, has said the Golden Ray was making a turn before it capsized.

Satellite data recorded by the ship-tracking website Marine Traffic shows an inbound ship passing the Golden Ray around the same time it overturned in St. Simons Sound.

If the ship was turning at a high enough speed, the Golden Ray may have listed just enough to set off a chain reaction of events that ultimately pulled the ship down

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Old 09-24-2019, 11:10 AM
Location: NJ
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Looks like they're going to be starting to work on getting the ship out, 1st by draining the fuel tanks.

Golden Ray Fuel Transfer Underway
Emergency response teams have begun skimming pollutants from the engine room of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray to allow access to the main fuel tanks.

Coast Guard says there have been sporadic discharges from the vessel.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:04 AM
Location: NJ
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Overturned Cargo Ship In Georgia Stuck On Side, Leaking Fuel - October 14, 20193:54 PM ET
Despite lots of effort, it's been leaking an unknown amount of fuel and oil, which has local environmental advocates and commercial fishermen concerned. Oil has been found in sheens in the water, in bits on some beaches and in the marsh itself, indicated by black stains on the spartina grass.

Crews in yellow protective suits have been working 12 hours a day trying to mitigate the effects of the oil, setting up thousands of feet of containment boom, spraying sphagnum moss, a peat absorbent on the grass to keep it from sticking to other surfaces and animals, and removing already dead, oiled marsh grass.
And what a shame; 2 year old ship...

Golden Ray to be Disassembled on Location - By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-12 18:07:00

The Unified Command handling the salvage of the car carrier Golden Ray have determined that it is not possible to safely right and refloat the vessel in a fully intact condition.

Plans are now being developed to remove all of the Golden Ray’s hull, components and cargo by disassembling the vessel in place.

Lightering of the forward fuel oil tanks is now complete. More than 225,000 gallons of fuel have been removed to date. Lightering of the remaining fuel and lubricant tanks continues.
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Old Today, 09:29 AM
Location: SWFL
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Man, I just bought a new Hyundai last month!! I sure hope it wasn't on that ship!!
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