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Old 24-08-2006, 13:11   #1
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ballasting gone wrong

http://www.dec.state.ak.us/spar/perp...1_ph_index.htm
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Old 24-08-2006, 13:23   #2
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Oops. One way to clean the hull without drydocking I suppose.
She looks like a Car transport ship, is that right?? How on earth do you get Ballast to go wrong like that? Surely it would have to be a major load shifting all of a sudden?
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Intercepted message from Chief Financial Officer to Captain of Cougar Ace 07/29/06: "Requests denied for better cargo tie down straps, the ones you already have are 13˘ per strap cheaper". ... or something reasonably close to this. ;-)))))
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They believe that it was due to something going wrong when shifting water in the ballast tanks, and then it got out of control. Unfortunately, a local naval architect was killed on the ship when trying to figure out what went wrong. Apparently, the list was so bad that when he was in the process of unclipping clipping his harness, he slipped and fell.

Here's a link to the story and further link to some video:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsourc...ery=Cougar+Ace

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Oh, P.S., yes it is a car carrier -- full of Nissans, if I recall correctly.

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