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Old 09-09-2019, 03:41 AM
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Hope no one was on the Golden Ray

Vehicle carrier essentially capsized coming out of Brunswick, GA on its way to Baltimore. I have no idea what is was carrying but looking at their itinerary I doubt it was BMWs. My concern is Im doing ED on 9/17 and my car will come into Brunswick. So I hope it doesnt disrupt shipping operations for long.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:52 AM
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It was carrying Hyundai. It had unloaded to leave today 9 Sept. It was away from the port facility about in the sound. I used to live right above BMW POE Charleston, seventeen floors up.
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Latest report I read says the ship is blocking access to the port of Brunswick.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:31 AM
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Article today quotes a local fisherman who is concerned is could take months or a year to clear the boat out of the way. Ugh. According to vesselfinder it looks like there are already quite a few ships stacked up just offshore.

If that were to be the case I would assume BMW would divert cars to Baltimore or New Jersey VPC. Do BMWs come into Charleston or just leave from there?
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:54 AM
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Article today quotes a local fisherman who is concerned is could take months or a year to clear the boat out of the way.
In other words, some random dude with a boat who provides "local color" but knows no more about large-vessel salvage than you or I...probably less. No one's going to cut this thing up and haul it away piecemeal. They're going to right it, float it, and tow it the hell out of there, ASAP.

When MV Hegh Osaka grounded with a severe list, off the Isle of Wight four years ago, she was refloated and moved to a safe anchorage in less than a week, in port for repairs two weeks later, and back in service barely a month after that. The owners of a two-year-old, quarter-billion dollar asset will not tolerate "months or a year" for recovery.
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In other words, some random dude with a boat who provides "local color" but knows no more about large-vessel salvage than you or I...probably less. No one's going to cut this thing up and haul it away piecemeal. They're going to right it, float it, and tow it the hell out of there, ASAP.

When MV Hegh Osaka grounded with a severe list, off the Isle of Wight four years ago, she was refloated and moved to a safe anchorage in less than a week, in port for repairs two weeks later, and back in service barely a month after that. The owners of a two-year-old, quarter-billion dollar asset will not tolerate "months or a year" for recovery.
The Osaka didn't fully tip over (just a severe list), whereas the Golden Ray has. So the question is whether this is closer to the Osaka situation or the Costa Concordia situation. No doubt the owners and the port want a quick resolution for all the obvious reasons, but that doesn't mean it can happen.
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The Osaka didn't fully tip over (just a severe list), whereas the Golden Ray has. So the question is whether this is closer to the Osaka situation or the Costa Concordia situation. No doubt the owners and the port want a quick resolution for all the obvious reasons, but that doesn't mean it can happen.
True...depends how badly the hull was damaged. Concordia was holed; haven't heard that's the case here but who knows. I have a feeling the environmental concerns over all the petroleum in the ship & cargo may prove the bigger problem. It's gonna be interesting....
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The sunbathers in the photograph are:
  1. Searching for news about the capsized ship in front of them
  2. Texting each other about the capsized ship in front of them
  3. Completely unaware there is a capsized ship in front of them
  4. Shopping for a new, new Hyundai

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