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Oasis incident at Freeport Shipyard

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Something like 5 US Navy aircraft carriers.

Yes, the US Ford class carriers and Oasis class cruise ships have about the same displacement.

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1 hour ago, ONECRUISER said:

Thanks for all postings, very interesting to more then a few of us...

No worries.  Currently pushing our way up the Mississippi to St. James to pick up a mere 46k tons of crude, bound for Corpus Christi.  Long day, started at 0600, will finish around midnight.

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12 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

No worries.  Currently pushing our way up the Mississippi to St. James to pick up a mere 46k tons of crude, bound for Corpus Christi.  Long day, started at 0600, will finish around midnight.

 

Just looked at the Mississippi on Marine Traffic.  Looks very busy.

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Just looked at the Mississippi on Marine Traffic.  Looks very busy.

Yes, lots of traffic got backed up from Barry.  We are required to have two tugs pushing us to the dock all during cargo operations when the river is running this hard, and we weren't sure there were enough tugs for ours to be lined up.  Could have meant a couple of hours of delays, but all good now.  Then again, the river is always busy.

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Looks like the ship is listing a bit.  Must be tough getting the cargo exactly centered/balanced.  

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1 minute ago, bobmacliberty said:

Looks like the ship is listing a bit.  Must be tough getting the cargo exactly centered/balanced.  

I was noticing the same thing..

 

The Vista didn't even look "real", with that green lower hull and all...

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1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:

Looks like the ship is listing a bit.  Must be tough getting the cargo exactly centered/balanced.  

Can't see the images, but during the lifting process, they will generally have the Vanguard down by the stern about a degree, and with a slight list to one side, so that as the huge open deck area of the Vanguard comes out of the water, the deck clears the running water progressively and to one direction, to prevent the free surface from creating unpredictable reactions.  Once the deck is clear, they will trim the ship to be almost perfectly level.  After that, the deck officers on the Vanguard need to watch the trim constantly, and ballast accordingly as weights are lifted on and off (propeller, man-lift bucket trucks, forklifts, etc) as these will affect the trim.

 

If they are pressure washing the hull under the waterline, they may have Vanguard listed slightly to direct the "runoff" of the contaminated water to a boom enclosure for treatment.

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Makes sense Chief.  Looks like it's listing to starboard.  The deck is out of the water on the port side but still submerged on the starboard side.  Also out of the water forward and submerged aft.  I was assuming that they could correct with ballast but I don't know enough about that ship (or any ship).  The probably have not trimmed the ship yet in the video.

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