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Grounded freighter.... #277861
03/15/2022 12:36 PM
03/15/2022 12:36 PM
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Middleburg, VA
cwoody Offline OP
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...just south of Baltimore on the Chesapeake Bay.
This is the same company that had one blocked the Suez Canal a year ago.
Not the same ship.

Marine Traffic link.

News Link


Chuck W.

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Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #277869
03/15/2022 01:16 PM
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Central Florida!
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Huh. The news report said the shore pilot was on board. I wonder how it happened?

On a somewhat related note, a Norwegian Cruise Line ship went aground yesterday in the Caribbean, supposedly due to high winds. It has been re-floated and they are back in Puerto Plata, assessing damage to the vessel. Link


Carol Hill
Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: Carol_Hill] #277873
03/15/2022 01:45 PM
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You cannot move a freighter anywhere on the bay w/o a pilot.
Extra low tides may have contributed.

My wife has been spending a lot of time in Cocoa beach on business.
( I have been forced to come down to keep her company. )
Norwegian Escape is one of the regular cruise ships in and out of there.


Chuck W.

Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #277881
03/15/2022 02:51 PM
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OK, I didn't know about that.


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Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #278135
03/18/2022 01:45 PM
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Watched ship go past my home and noted that it had almost full load, by number of containers, but didn't seem low in water - perhaps empty containers? The ship channel has several slight doglegs to starboard and, at the last turn between red markers 14 and 16, the ship simply went straight. Speed went from 13 to zero as it ran from 50 feet deep channel into 24 feet, she draws 42! Still hasn't been disclosed whether human error or mechanical. She is outside the channel so traffic not impacted. Tidal change here is not nearly enough to help refloat.

Nolan North


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Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #279663
04/07/2022 09:20 AM
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Ever Forward going nowhere.
Still stuck in the unforgiving Chesapeake Bay mud.

Ever Forward



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Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #279710
04/08/2022 08:41 AM
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What is sad is there is product on that ship that someone is in desperate need. The week (or more) long delays at the port are bad enough. This is truly awful.


Go Irish!!

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Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #279736
04/08/2022 12:19 PM
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They are off-loading the containers, in the hope that lightening the ship will help get it off the bottom. What a mess!


I've got a Caribbean Soul I can barely control... (JB)
Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: Eva] #280547
04/18/2022 09:07 AM
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They lighten the load and got a break with a higher than normal tide and she broke free yesterday.
Towed to holding area near Annapolis to access any damage.


Chuck W.

Re: Grounded freighter.... [Re: cwoody] #280548
04/18/2022 09:08 AM
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I saw that they finally got her loose. Good news, finally.


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Re: Grounded freighter.... Pilot found guilty.... [Re: Carol_Hill] #292515
12/15/2022 12:49 PM
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Last week the Coast Guard announced their finds on this grounding.
Pilot was found responsible and his license revolved.

Here is a link:
Coast Guard findings.


Chuck W.


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