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Apologistnky
post Feb 1 2012, 12:12 AM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Jan 31 2012, 09:35 PM) *
Trying to get my stupid internet connection to work.. dry.gif

Thanks for the update Apollo smile.gif . Has the captain given any interviews yet or
is he being kept "under wraps' for the moment? Does he work for FM or for
someone else?


No interviews yet. As I was leaving for work latest word is that NTSB is interviewing Captain & crew again, as well as witnesses to accident on bridge. As far as press releases from Foss Maritime have indicated, Captain & crew are all FM employees.


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post Feb 1 2012, 12:21 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Jan 31 2012, 10:36 PM) *
Was it truly the Captian of the ship that was in charge of it at the time, or was it a River Pilot with 'special qualifications' pertaining to that area.

In many specific locations, Captians turn over navigational responsibility to Pilots that have qualifications on specific local areas. Ships in Port areas are generally operated by Pilots that have specific knowledge of local hazards to navigation and the local pecularities of how the currents flow.

I would expect there would be very little, if any, damage to the bridge piers, as surprisingly, most bridges are held on the piers for the most part by gravity, and with the boat hitting the bridge only, it would have moved it right off the piers - observably, there appears to be very little damage to the vessel with the bridge draped across it's bow.


Only mentions made were that both Captain & pilot as well as 6 crew members out of crew of 20 were "on duty" at time of accident. I suspect it will be weeks before preliminary report & any definitive info is released as there were no causulaties...they're not in any hurry.
Preliminary reports, though unconfirmed, indicate one of the piers has shifted but no further word till dives are completed and 3-D scans of lake bottom and debris field are reviewed. Todays inspection dives were hindered by waves and windy conditions on lake.


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 1 2012, 12:12 AM) *
No interviews yet. As I was leaving for work latest word is that NTSB is interviewing Captain & crew again, as well as witnesses to accident on bridge. As far as press releases from Foss Maritime have indicated, Captain & crew are all FM employees.

At least the maritime company is not Warrior & Gulf - that was the outfit about 15 years ago, when lost in Mobile River fog and over a mile from the main channel ran into a CSX bridge over Bayou Cannot in Alabama and knocked the bridge out of line and derailed a Amtrak train killing 45 people.


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More info and pictures for those who aren't blocked by a firewall

http://www.cargolaw.com/2012nightmare_delta_marine.html


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Feb 1 2012, 08:10 PM) *
More info and pictures for those who aren't blocked by a firewall

http://www.cargolaw.com/2012nightmare_delta_marine.html


That was awesome mm! Great information and some phenomenal photos!


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UPDATE:

Salvage operations to free the ship, Delta Mariner, from the wreckage of the Eggners Ferry bridge that remains across its bow and is trapping it in position is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday barring weather-related delays. The Klenck Company of Evansville, IN has been contracted to conduct excavation and salvage operations at the site and has equipment at the scene including two crane barges.

The plan calls for the steel bridge structure to be cut on both sides of the ship, allowing it to be towed to another location where the remaining structure debris will be removed and necessary ship repair would be performed according to plan details outlined in press conference by Foss Maritime Senior VP of operations, Scott Merritt.

The Coast Guard continues to maintain a safety zone in the accident area and reiterates that the investigation as to the accident's cause is still ongoing.

...more to come as details are released.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Coast-Guard-approves-salvage-plan-for-vessel-involved-in-bridge-collapse-on-Tennessee-River-138658864.html


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 3 2012, 09:35 PM) *
UPDATE:

Salvage operations to free the ship, Delta Mariner, from the wreckage of the Eggners Ferry bridge that remains across its bow and is trapping it in position is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday barring weather-related delays. The Klenck Company of Evansville, IN has been contracted to conduct excavation and salvage operations at the site and has equipment at the scene including two crane barges.

The plan calls for the steel bridge structure to be cut on both sides of the ship, allowing it to be towed to another location where the remaining structure debris will be removed and necessary ship repair would be performed according to plan details outlined in press conference by Foss Maritime Senior VP of operations, Scott Merritt.

The Coast Guard continues to maintain a safety zone in the accident area and reiterates that the investigation as to the accident's cause is still ongoing.

...more to come as details are released.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Coast-Guard-approves-salvage-plan-for-vessel-involved-in-bridge-collapse-on-Tennessee-River-138658864.html



Thanks for the update Apollo...it's a fascinating story! smile.gif


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BREAKING NEWS:

The ship, Delta Mariner, which struck the Eggners Ferry Bridge on Jan. 27th, has finally been cleared from the bridge debris, at the waterline, which had fallen across it's bow and moved to a shallow water location approximately a mile downstream for further salvage operations according a spokesperson with the US Coast Guard. The remaining bridge decking on top of the ship will be removed at the new location by salvage crews before allowing the ship to continue on to an as of yet undisclosed location for further inspection and repairs.

On a related note, Kentucky Department of Transportation officials are awaiting the results from a survey this past week to determine what repairs, if any, can be made to the bridge structure. Sensors were placed on the remaining bridge decking and at least 3 of the piers to detect any movements to within a fraction of an inch. The initial survey and debris mapping reports are anticipated by officials in Frankfort by possibly Tuesday at the latest.

Officials from US Coast Guard, the NTSB, & Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, are still investigating the accident and had no comments at this time.


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 6 2012, 08:44 PM) *
BREAKING NEWS:

The ship, Delta Mariner, which struck the Eggners Ferry Bridge on Jan. 27th, has finally been cleared from the bridge debris, at the waterline, which had fallen across it's bow and moved to a shallow water location approximately a mile downstream for further salvage operations according a spokesperson with the US Coast Guard. The remaining bridge decking on top of the ship will be removed at the new location by salvage crews before allowing the ship to continue on to an as of yet undisclosed location for further inspection and repairs.

On a related note, Kentucky Department of Transportation officials are awaiting the results from a survey this past week to determine what repairs, if any, can be made to the bridge structure. Sensors were placed on the remaining bridge decking and at least 3 of the piers to detect any movements to within a fraction of an inch. The initial survey and debris mapping reports are anticipated by officials in Frankfort by possibly Tuesday at the latest.

Officials from US Coast Guard, the NTSB, & Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, are still investigating the accident and had no comments at this time.


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 6 2012, 08:44 PM) *
BREAKING NEWS:

The ship, Delta Mariner, which struck the Eggners Ferry Bridge on Jan. 27th, has finally been cleared from the bridge debris, at the waterline, which had fallen across it's bow and moved to a shallow water location approximately a mile downstream for further salvage operations according a spokesperson with the US Coast Guard. The remaining bridge decking on top of the ship will be removed at the new location by salvage crews before allowing the ship to continue on to an as of yet undisclosed location for further inspection and repairs.

On a related note, Kentucky Department of Transportation officials are awaiting the results from a survey this past week to determine what repairs, if any, can be made to the bridge structure. Sensors were placed on the remaining bridge decking and at least 3 of the piers to detect any movements to within a fraction of an inch. The initial survey and debris mapping reports are anticipated by officials in Frankfort by possibly Tuesday at the latest.

Officials from US Coast Guard, the NTSB, & Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, are still investigating the accident and had no comments at this time.


NTSB investigations normally take about 1 year to produce a final report.


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Feb 1 2012, 09:10 PM) *
More info and pictures for those who aren't blocked by a firewall

http://www.cargolaw.com/2012nightmare_delta_marine.html


Heh. great website. I wouldn't have thought a law office website could be that cool!
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post Feb 11 2012, 01:19 AM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 3 2012, 08:35 PM) *
UPDATE:

The Klenck Company of Evansville, IN has been contracted to conduct excavation and salvage operations at the site and has equipment at the scene including two crane barges.



A correction: Initially The Klenck Company was originally contracted for salvage operations but was unable to secure necessary insurance as stipulated by Foss Maritime. A company out of Texas subsequently stepped in and is conducting the salvage operations. (will get name of company once at home...)( T&T Bisso of Houston, TX )

QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 6 2012, 07:44 PM) *
BREAKING NEWS:

On a related note, Kentucky Department of Transportation officials are awaiting the results from a survey this past week to determine what repairs, if any, can be made to the bridge structure. Sensors were placed on the remaining bridge decking and at least 3 of the piers to detect any movements to within a fraction of an inch. The initial survey and debris mapping reports are anticipated by officials in Frankfort by possibly Tuesday at the latest.

Officials from US Coast Guard, the NTSB, & Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, are still investigating the accident and had no comments at this time.


As of today (Feb.10) KyDoT officials are still awaiting preliminary reports from engineering teams' inspection of Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Updates:

Thursday (Feb.9): Engineering survey teams rappelled down and inspected bridge columns #'s 4,5,6,7. In particular they made extensive measurements and photos of the "extension joints" on the aforementioned columns. These "extension joints" were added to bridge structure in 1943 to raise overall height of Eggners Ferry Bridge due to the pending impoundment of the Tennessee River upon completion of Kentucky Dam by TVA in 1944.

Thursday (Feb.9): Officials with Foss Maritime tentatively announced that after salvage operations are completed with removal of remaining debris from bow of Delta Mariner, and round of ship inspection by Foss, US Coast Guard, and James Marine, the Delta Mariner will proceed to James Marine facility Paducah, KY. There it will be placed in dry-dock for extensive inspection/damage repair for undetermined time period.

Wednesday (Feb.8): Office of Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul issued a statement concerning Eggners Ferry Bridge situation. He has all assured officials that he is currently working with,and in daily communication with a variety of government agencies and other Congressional leaders to expedite any repair/replacement options in order to prevent/minimize economic loss in the 5 county region directly affected by loss of Eggners Ferry Bridge (Ky counties; Trigg, Marshall, Calloway, Lyon, & Stewart Co. Tn.).

Tuesday (Feb.7): KY Dept. Of Transportation Engineering Survey/Inspection Team placed sensors throughout remaining structures of Eggners Ferry Bridge to observe any movement. Of particular interest are the Eastern approaches/bridges and piers (Trigg Co. side) nearest the collision area with Delta Mariner. Also electrical crews are preparing to establish permanent electrical service to operate bridge navigational lights. Currently navigational lights are being powered by portable generators manned 24 hrs a day.

...more to come as details are released. Will provide links with 24 hrs.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/%3Ch2%3EInspection%20Team%20Looks%20At%20Bridge%20Piers%3C/h2%3E/12234862

http://www.tribunecourier.com/view/full_story/17425271/article-Delta-Mariner-moved--Paul-vows-to-expedite-replacement?

http://murrayledger.com/news/coast-guard-oks-ship-salvage-plan/article_1d39a606-4f52-11e1-b2bb-0019bb2963f4.html

http://politicalnews.me/?id=11545

http://surfky.com/index.php/henderson/235-...er-ferry-bridge






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We have the feeling that maritime accidents are few and far between ---- THINK AGAIN

The following are maritimes incidents - Worldwide - for the month of January 2012

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14,141-gt Russian-flagged cargo M/V Kapitan Chukhchin (IMO:8131922) carrying 20 crew went adrift south of Ambarli in the Marmara Sea coming from Klaipeda on Jan 28. The Vessel Traffic Service Center Istanbul sent the Kurtarma 5 to recover the ship which was towed to Istanbul. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 30-1-2012]



3,971-gt Danish-flagged catamaran ferry Mie Mols (IMO-No.: 9113006) allided with the ramp at the ferry terminal in Ebeltoft on Jan 28. The ramp was twisted around by the allision. No injuries or casualties reported. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 30-1-2012]



813-ts Czechian-flagged self propelled barge Andromeda (ENI-No.: 09551068) allided with the Flugelweg Bridge on the Elbe in Dresden immediately after having departed from the Albert Port on Jan 28. The ship got stuck on the foundation of a piling. The bridge did not suffer significant damage. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 30-1-2012]



17,040-gt Liberian-flagged cargo M/V Laura 1 (IMO: 9123960) loaded with clay sufferred two casualties in port Antwerp in the Amerika Dock on Jan 28. Two workers were lifting a bulldozer into a cargo hold when it crashed down, hitting the two and causing fatal injuries. Emergency services were on site, but the workers had to be pronounced dead. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 30-1-2012]



Indonesian ferry Adika Nusantara, bound for Lembar with 202 people on board, developed a list off Bali on Jan. 25. All aboard were successfully evacuated. Carda Damanik, of state-owned ferry operator ASDP Indonesia, said the swell caused the ship's load, which included eight fully loaded trucks and dozens of cars, to shift toward one side. Three ships were sent to rescue the passenver and crew. The evacuation took place 11 hours after the initial incident.



4,000-dwt Delta Mariner (built 2000), transporting rocket booster components from a Boeing plant in Decatur, Alabama to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, allided with the Eggner Ferry Bridge on the Tennessee River on Jan. 26. The allision knocked out two spans of the structure, which was built in the 1930s and handles approximately 2,800 vehicles per day. The vessel, operated by Foss Maritime, appears to be seaworthy, though its bow was covered in mangled pieces of steel and cement. U.S. salvage specialist T&T Bisso was called in to survey the operator's only ro-ro vessel. [29-1-2012] Click here for futher coverage.



93,659-dwt containership M/V Cosco Yokohama (built 2004) lost 29 containers overboard in the Gulf of Alaska enroute from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on Jan 22. More containers were damaged but remained onboard. [From our Correspondent Hildegard E. Krause, 29-1-2012]



1,261-ts German-flagged self propelled barge Pontes (EU-No.: 2314047) allided with the upper gate of the lock Eckersmühlen on the Main-Danube-Canal on Jan 23. The 40-ton-gate was severely damaged and ship traffic had to be interrupted until the gate had to be exchanged by a spare gate. The ship was allowed to proceed to Regensburg after surveys. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 29-1-2012]



16,803-gt Cyprus-flagged container M/V Fesco Vladimir (IMO: 9354533) enroute from Antwerp collided with 4,450-gt Antigua-Barbuda-flagged container M/V Pioneer Bay (IMO: 9164550) enroute from Hamburg at the Storm Quay in Bremerhaven on Jan 25. At the time of the accident there was a strong outgoing tide. Both ships were damaged. The Pioneer Bay suffered a breach above the water line. No pollution reported. Both ships were ordered to stay in port for the length of surveys. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 29-1-2012]



62,681-dwt containership M/V Hanjin Osaka (built 2011) sufferred an engine breakdown in the North Pacific enroute from Ningbo to Savannah on Jan 8. Earlier this week she was attended by the Tug KAIKO and shoreside engineers who are currently surveying her engines. Salvage and a general average declaration are expected. [From our Correspondent Hilde Krause; 24-1-2012]



21,856-gt British-flagged ferry Stena Feronia (IMO: 9136022) was arrested by the Swedish Trasportation Board in Karlskrona due to a number of security flaws on Jan 24. Some 20 defiencies were detected during an inspection, including the absence of handrails, emergency exits and lighting. The deficiencies were deemed so serious that the Transport Authority stopped the ferry from leaving to Gdynia. The shortcomings are now being addressed. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 24-1-2012]



Salvors removed four dangerous goods containers from the bow of the M/V Rena on Jan 23. The containers held empty tanks which formerly held hydrogen peroxide and still had residual amounts of the chemical inside. This removal means there are no dangerous goods containers left on the deck of the vessel. There are still dangerous goods containers in the holds of the wreck. A total of 117 tonnes of liquid waste has been processed and taken away for disposal by an environmental company. A break-down in figures shows that waste processed to date includes about 177 tonnes from Waihi Beach and 77 tonnes from Matakana Island. Braemar has processed 120 containers. At least four fridges have washed up on shore – one on Slipper Island, one on Matakana and two on the East Cape. Small amounts of debris – including the fridge – have been found as far north as Slipper Island. A number of one-tonne bags have been delivered to Motiti Island for ongoing debris collection. Around 40 oil spill responders were working on clean-up operations at the Mount, on Matakana, Rabbit and Leisure islands and at Kauri Point. A shoreline clean-up assessment team was working north of Kauri Point. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 24-1-2012]



38623-dwt Liberia-flagged bulk carrier Aristeas P (IMO: 8315918, built 1985) carrying wheat ran aground due to water level fall in Parana River off Rosario Port Argentina on Jan 17. Some 20 vessels can’t leave the port, suspending shipments of wheat and corn. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 24-1-2012]



45-mt off-shore supplier Hatem II and M/V Lady Moon sank in UAE off Sharjah in a storm which battered Northern Emitrates waters on Jan 21 & 22. Three barges were beached after breaking the tow lines, one with sand and two with rocks. The tug Fadak 200 was also beached, Indian crew of 4 safe. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 24-1-2012]



1,943-ts German-flagged tank barge Frankenland (EU-No.: 04500950) allided with the Auheimer Bridge on the Main on Jan 22. The tank vessel has considerable damaged. Train traffic on the bridge was stopped for two hours during surveys, but it seemed to have withstood the impact. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-2012]



2,103-ts German-flagged tank barge Jessica (EU-No.: 7001569) lost 1 ton of diesel through a damaged vent on Jan 22. The fire brigades and shipping authorities of Essen, Bottrop and Oberhausen were alerted after a spill of 15 kilometres length was found on the Rhine-Herne-Canal. Helicopters found the vessel was causing the spill and the ship was stopped at the Lirich lock. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-2012]



An unidentified boat carrying 22 people sank off the Iranian coast near the port of Bandar Abbas on Jan 21. So far only seven people have been rescued. The boat was travelling from the Island of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas. Rescue efforts are continuing. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-2012]



12,286-gt Philippine-flagged cargo M/V Aztec Maiden (IMO:8408753) carrying 21 crew ran aground off the Dutch coast 200 metres from the beach of Wijk an Zee enroute from Amsterdam on Jan 20. Vessel is at risk of leaking fuel. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen and our Correspondent Martijn Lohmeijer, 23-1-12]



1,741-gt Canadian-flagged ferry Lomer Gouin (IMO: 7109221) carrying 60 passengers nad 25 cars got stuck in the ice on Jan 19. The CCGS icebreaker Des Groseilliers proceeded to assist, and after about 2,5 hours the ferry was finally able to dock in Québec City. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-12]



549-ts Dutch-flagged self propelled barge Louisa (IMO: 06503245) collided with a container barge on the Albert Canal near Stokrooie and sufferred a hold of 4 square meters in the starboard bow on Jan 19. The ships entangled in each other and drifted towards Viversel. The wife of the captain suffered a shock and was treated in hospital. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-12]



1,603-ts cargo M/V Emelie D (IMO: 02314870) carrying empty containers was leaking diesel fuel through a breach in the aft starboard tank enroute from Bremerhaven on Jan 20. By pumping the remaining oil into another tank the spill was stopped. The fire rescue patched the leak from outside. It was estimated that a rather small amount of diesl was lost and most of it vaporized. After the leak was patched, the ship was allowed to proceed to Nienburg. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-12]



1,095-gt St. Vincent-Grenadines-flagged cargo M/V Globia (IMO: 7823334) allided with the Guldborgsund Bridge while being inward bound from Aarhus to Nykøbing on Jan 19. There was no major damage to the ship or bridge. The ship was detained in Nykøbing by the Danish authorities after the accident was reported.[From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 23-1-12]



2,375-gt Antigua Barbuda-flagged cargo M/V RMS Buchholz (IMO: 9148154) is banned from sailing and moored at the railway pilings in the inner port of Brunsbüttel since Jan 13. The police found the ship overloaded by 40 tons asphalt granulate when it came from Eemshaven. As there is only little ballast water on board and the ship had to bunker 30 tons fuel in Brunsbüttel, 40 tons of the cargo will have to be unloaded before the ship may sail on to Latvia. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



NGerman-flagged frigate Lübeck tried to stop a pirate mother ship in the Horn of Africa by a shot to the bow on Jan 17. The frigate received an emergency call of the 21,402-gt Dutch-flagged fall pipe vessel Flintstone (IMO: 9528433) as two skiffs attempted to attack the ship. A private security team was able to repel the attack. The pirates returned to the mother ship and tried to escape. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



276-gt Danish-flagged dredger Helle Saj (IMO: 8874407) is lying off Thorsminde after it collided with the dredger Tonne in dense fog on Nov 21. The vessel is situated so close to the harbor and navigation channel that it cannot be removed by explosives. The wreck is hampering vessel traffic to and from Thorsminde and it has already sunk deep into the sand. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



22,184-gt Marshall Islands-flagged tank M/V Sloman Themis (IMO: 9306677) was in collision with 42,225-gt Marshall Islands-flagged tank mM/V Althiri (IMO: 9457763) at Hoek van Holland anchorage on Jan 17. The bow was damaged, and the anchor chain broke. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



2,499-ts Dutch-flagged inland tank M/V Palandiel (EU-No.: 02335508) was in collision with 3,214-ts Dutch-flagged self propelled barge Eleonora (EU-No.: 02328937) on Jan 18. The ship hit head-on in dense fog at Wiesbaden-Biebrich. Both ships were unloaded and moored at the Rhine shore in Biebrich with significant bow damage. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



213-gt Norwegian-flagged ferry Froyaferja (IMO: 7529938) propeller was fouled by a rope on Jan 17. The drifting ship was taken in tow, and divers were sent down to clear the propeller.[ From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



397-gt Norwegian-flagged ferry Maan Dolphin (IMO: 8603963) allided with the ferry pier on Hufthamar on Jan 18. The bow of the ferry suffered significant damage due to the impact. The ship had to be removed soon to make way for the ferry that came from Krokeide. The boat was taken out of traffic. No passengers were injured. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



21,856-gt Lithuanian-flagged ferry Liverpool Seaways (IMO: 9136034) operating the Karlshamn-Klaipeda service was found to have such serious deficiencies that inspectors of Transport Agency stopped the ship from leaving the dock´in Karlshamn on Jan 18. Among the defiencies were blocked emergency exists, open fire doors and too short ladders for lifeboats. In total 25 defiencies were found, some of which were quite serious. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



1,170-ts German-flagged self propelled barge Karin (EU-No.: 04700110) carrying 1000 tons of steel ran aground on the Main near the Wertheim freeway bridge enroute from Hungaria to Aschaffenburg on Jan 19. The vessel drifted perpendicular to the river. Bow and stern got stuck, thus blocking the river. Another ship was called in order to refloat the casualty. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 19-1-12]



114,147-grt cruise ship Costa Concordia (built 2006), with approximately 4,200 passengers and crew, ran aground and subsequently rolled onto its side off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13. 16 people confirmed killed and an estimated 16 others are not accounted for. The vessel was sailing on a cruise across the Mediterranean Sea, starting from Civitavecchia with scheduled calls to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo. At 2030GMT, 2.5 hrs after leaving the port of Civitavecchia (near Rome), the vessel hit a rock as it sailed past the island of Giglio. As the vessel took on water, Capt Francesco Schettino attempted to turn the vessel towards the island. The vessel began listing severely to starboard. At 2110GMT, the abandon ship signal was given. There had not yet been an emergency drill. Some of the passengers and crew were forced to swim for land as the angle of the ship made boarding life boats impossible. Capt. Schettino said the rocks were not marked on maps and were not detected by navigation systems. The ship's owners, Costa Cruises, said the Capt. had made an "unapproved, unauthorised" deviation in course, sailing too close to the island in order to show the ship to locals. Automatic tracking systems show the route of the Costa Concordia until it ran aground. The ship made the same journey through the strait on 6 January this year, but sailed much further from the island, according to positioning information provided by Lloyd's List. Investigators have located the "black box" system similar to those used by aircraft, that record voices on the bridge, as well as radar position and other data, which they hope will explain how the incident happened. The Capt. is accused of, among other things, abandoning his ship prior to full evacuation. He and the first officer, Ciro Ambrosio, are being detained and are anticipated to be charged. In a profit warning on Jan. 16, Carnival -- parent company of Costa Cruises -- predicted the casualty will leave it between $85m and $95m short in the 2012 fiscal year. The Standard Club is the claims lead with the risk shared with Steamship Mutual on a quota share basis. The vessel's cover has a deductible of approximately $30m and the company has third party personal injury insurance with a $10m deductible. Loss of use is covered by the company itself. Several firms have been commissioned to assess salvage. [16/17/23/24-1-2012] Click here for futher coverage.



6,536-dwt Korean small product tanker Doola No 3 exploded in waters 6-km northwest of Jawol Island, off Incheon, on Jan. 15. The vessel had been on its way back to the port of Daesan after unloading a cargo of gasoline at Incheon. 11 crew are missing and feared dead. [16-1-2012]



8,000-dwt cargo vessel Fas Provence (built 1986) sank 81-miles south of Delimara, Malta, during a towing operation on Jan. 13. The vessel was not carrying cargo and was being towed by two tugs at the time of the sinking. [16-1-2012]



4,100-dwt Edirne (built 1980) sank 5-km from the port of Durres, Albania, on Jan. 15. The vessel had taken on fuel there. One body was found. Two others, including the captain, are missing. 12 men were rescued. [16-1-2012]



48,000-dwt Greek bulker New Glory (built 2011) and 6,600-gt Spanish ferry Milenium Dos (built 2003) collided off Morocco, five miles north of the Spanish North Africa enclave of Ceuta, on Jan. 13. The ferry was carrying 184 passengers, 18 crew and 43 vehicles. One crewman was airlifted to a hospital. [16-1-2012]



1,121-gt Dutch-flagged ferry Monnik (IMO:8408961), carrying 60 passengers on board, ran aground between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog off the Dutch coast on Jan 12. Around 7 p.m. the ship refloated. The grounding was thought to have been caused by the stormy winds. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



47,667-gt Panama-flagged container M/V MSC Tia (IMO: 8212635) sufferred engine shut down from faulty low temperature coolers on Jan 12. Several attemps were made to fix the problems but failed to comply with pilots and coast guard requirements. The vessel managed to reach Quebec with her own power. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



23-meter Belgian-flagged pusher tug Elma (EU-Nr.: 6504214) was raised at berth 330 in the port of Antwerp, where the ship had sunk in a severe storm on Jan 12. The vessel had been pushed against the quay by flood waves and foundered on a water depth of 7 metres. The wreck was raised by Benelux Diving Corporation Antwerpen, which also had recovered 6,5 tons of bunker fuel in advance. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



5,659-gt Antigua Barbuda-flagged cargo M/V Vivara (IMO: 9203708) sufferred a collapse of the turbocharger and therefore an engine breakdown enroute from Cueta to Piombino on Jan 13. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



7,271-gt Panama-flagged cargo M/V Harmony SW (IMO: 9369162) had suffered an engine failure due to a total loss of pressurized air and is still moored at Hotenau Anchorage off the Kiel Canal on Jan 13. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



1,832-ts Dutch-flagged self propelled barge Denera (EU-No.: 02326975) propeller's was fouled by an obstruction when entering the southern lock in Kostheim on the Main river in Gustavsburg on Jan 10. The stern was pushed to starbaord and the bow allided with the left lock gate. The gate and the wooden fender of the ship suffered damage due to the impact. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



19,819-gt Liberian-flagged cargo M/V Port Said (IMO: 9082362) suffered fire at the Scheldepoort Yard in Ritthem on Jan 10. The fire rescue was on scene with three engines. The fire was under control at 4 p.m. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



1,917-gt Antigua-Barbuda-flagged cargo M/V Elise (IMO: 9454462) was in collision with a Swedish registered yacht on the Ems on Jan 10. Vessel had departed from Delfzijl at 5 p.m. and was bound for Porsgrunn. The mast of the yacht broke due to the impact. According to investigations of the police, the collision was caused by human failure. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



1,547-gt Gibraltar-flagged cargo M/V Anke Angela (IMO: 8417546) carrying 6 crew ran aground in the Kalmar Strait, between Öland and the Swedish mainland on Jan 11. The Swedish Coastguard suspected that the two senior officers onboard the ship were drunk at the time of the accident and they have been taken ashore for drug testing by the Kalmar police. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 16-1-2012]



13,671-gt Italian-flagged tank M/V Dattilo M (IMO: 9333474) became disabled in bad weather near the island of Kythnos on Jan 7. Vessel has been taken in tow by the tug Aegeon Pelagos to Pireaus Roads. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 9-1-2012]



430-ts Dutch-flagged inland tanker Spido II (IMO: 02307298) sufferred engine failure and had to anchor on Jan 8. Due to the pressure of the Maas current the anchor could not be lifted again, and the ship was stuck. Divers cut off the anchor and two other ships then towed the casualty to a nearby pier. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 9-1-2012]



92,627-grt Panama-flagged cruise Liner MSC Poesia (IMO: 9387073, built 2008) carrying passengers and crew of 987 ran aground on at Port Lucaya near Freeport, Bahamas on Jan 7. Four tugs were sent to the cruise liner, but with high tide, the vessel refloated and resumed voyage. No damages reported. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 9-1-2012]



Ferry Dumai Express 5 ran into high waves enroute from Tanjung Balai Karimun to Batam on Jan 7. Passengers panicked and put on life vests as water began flooding the deck. Port authorities instructed the vessel to return to port and canceled any further trips until weather improved. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 9-1-2012]



1,543-gt Malta-flagged tank M/V Atagun (IMO: 9469209) encountered more problems as she had to be anchored in the middle of the Caland Canal as "dead ship", off the quay of the EECV (Europoort) on Jan 7. Two tugs connected to the tanker, but it took a while before the ship could be towed away because it experienced difficulties in raising the anchor. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



7,713-gt Cyprus-flagged container M/V Hanse Spirit (IMO: 9302255) sufferred engine trouble in gale force winds enroute from Szczezcin to Northsea on Jan 5. The vesselwas towed back to Cuxhaven where it moored at the Steubenhoeft. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



Russia-flagged refrigerator vessel Irina drifted away from Kunashir Island into the Pacific Ocean due to a strong storm on Jan 6. All 19 crew members have been evacuated. Several attempts to take unmanned vessel on tow by salvage tug Suvorovets failed due to stormy weather. Now salvage tugs Atlas and Suvorovets are chasing Irina in stormy Pacific. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



27,781-dwt Antigua-flagged bulk carrier Federal Miamichi (IMO: 9315549, built 2005) carrying 22900 tons of Urea, 750 tons of fuel and 20 tons of diessel issued a distress signal enroute from St. Petersburg to Paranagua On Jan 5. Due to the total damage of the propulsion system of the cargo ship it was impossible to carry out repairs. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



4,183-gt Portuguese-flagged cargo M/V Emsbroker (IMO: 9247132) became disabled after it had suffered engine failure in bad weather in the North Sea on Jan 5. The vessel’s crew discovered a problem with its fuel line and requested assistance. The tug Pegasus (IMO: 9433743), departed from Rotterdam and proceeded to the scene in order to take the vessel under tow. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



1,393-gt Norwegian-flagged ferry Rauma (IMO: 8704054) once more suffered technical problems and had to be taken out of its ferry service Halsa - Kanestraum on Jan 6. The ferry had problems with a thruster when it moved away from the quay. Experts were en route to check the problem. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 8-1-2012]



186-ft research vessel Kilo Moana started sinking 60 miles north of Turtle Bay, Oahu on Jan 6. 40 people aboard had to be rescued by Coast Guard. Rescue swimmer boarded the vessel with three pumps which appeared to be keeping up with the 400 gallons of water that the crew had reported taking on per minute. The Coast Guard cutter AHI and a rescue boat from the Coast Guard station Kauai also were responding. [6-1-2012]



56,000-dwt Bulk carrier Vinalines Queen (built 2005) went missing Christmas Day. The vessel was on a voyage from Morowali in Indonesia to Ningde in China was northeast of Luzon in the Philippines when contact was lost. A survivor -- Dau Ngoc Hung (31) -- was rescued after five days adrift at sea but it is unclear if there may be other survivors among the 23 man crew. The seafarer confirms the vessel sank off the Philippines after developing a list. He was picked up by the 206,000-dwt Mitsui controlled London Courage (built 2007), and told rescuers that life rafts had been lowered on the starboard side of the Vinalines Queen but the vessel had sank quickly. The rescue came after an air search and rescue operation was suspended with only an oil slick found near the last reported position of the Vinalines Queen. Before losing contact the vessel developed an 18 degree list suggesting there had been a cargo shift consistent with the liquefaction that nickel ore is prone to if the moisture content is above safe limits. The protection and indemnity clubs have been warning shipowners of the dangers of nickel ore liquefaction since the 45,000-dwt Jian Fu Star (built 1981), the 56,000-dwt Nasco Diamond (built 2009) and the 50,000-dwt Hong Wei (built 2001) sank during the carriage of nickel ore from Indonesia to China with the loss of forty four lives. [2-1-2012]



75,678-dwt Bermudan-flagged tanker Genmar Companion (IMO 9255933), Rotterdam to New York with 54,304t of vacuum gas oil, suffered crack on its upper deck on or about Dec. 16. The vessel sheltered off the Copeland Islands at the entrance to Belfast Lough. The crack did not appear to extend to any of the oil cargo holding structures but, as a precautionary measure, the master chose to seek both shelter and advice before continuing passage. The ship was inspected on 18 December by the owners, a representative of ABS and the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). After that inspection it was decided that, as a precautionary measure, the cargo should be removed and the ship repaired. The tanker commissioned to remove the cargo is the BW Seine (IMO 9342217). Belfast Harbour cannot hold such a large vessel and its cargo will be transferred by specialist company Fendercare Marine. The transfer of the oil was to have started on 31 December, but was delayed. All 23 crew members are reported to be in good health and have remained on board. [From our Correspondent Andrew Dickson, 2-1-2012]



18,200-ton Russia-flagged submarine Jekaterinburg caught fire when wooden scaffolding caught fire during welding repairs at the Roslyakovo dock on Dec 29. Despite attempts from helicopters and firemen to bring the blaze under control, it was decided to submerge the sub to put out the fire. All nuclear weapons were removed before the submersion. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



2,031-ts Germn-flagged inland tank M/V Anton (EU-No.: 04804460) collided with the Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam on Dec 29. The wheelhouse was completely destroyed, the master slightly hurt. After the tanker drifted towards the shore, the Port Authority and police were able to hold the bow there until two tugs were able to pull the casualty to the Merwe Port in Rotterdam for surveys. The damage at the bridge was not yet assessed, car traffic not affected. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



861-gt German-flagged cargo M/V Hein (IMO: 6702284) ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal enroute Brake-Falkenberg on Dec 29. After the ship was refloated it berthed in the communal harbour of Rendsburg.[From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



2,663-gt Dutch-flagged cargo M/V Nordic Erika (IMO: 9528495) ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal near the ferry pt. Burg enroute from Gydnia to Cork on Dec 29. Tug Bugsier 15 was called to refloat the vessel which was then berthed in Brunsbuettel. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



4,847-gt Liberian-flagged tank M/V Steersman (IMO: 9050682) sufferred engine problems near Zeedorp buoy 37 enroute from Antwerp to Milford Haven on Dec 28. Vessel was stopped by anchoring and taken in tow to Hansweert.[From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



1543-gt Cook Islands-flagged cargo M/V Union Topaz (IMO: 8502133) collided with the sea lock in Ternewzen on Dec 28. Accident was caused by navigational error. Vessel sufferred damage at the bow. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



1130-ts German-flagged self propelled container barge Adriana (EU-No.:04000090) collided with the pilings at Gandersum on Dec 29. Vessel was breached at the bow and the master was able to ground the vessel on north shore to prevent it from sinking.[From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



18760-gt Norwegian-flagged tank M/V Frig (IMO: 8015881) sufferred an engine breakdown in a storm with 6-meter high waves and was anchored off Eschebrygga on Dec 31. Fire department now prohibits any launch of fireworks fro the pier. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



402-gt Canadian-flagged tug Atlantic Fir (IMO:9324916 ) suffered mechanical problems short after having left Quebec City towing a barge on Dec 30. Vessel had problems with the suction pumps so another tug came to assist. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



5,316-gt Cyprus-flagged cargo M/V MCP Troodos (IMO: 9356907) which was downbound on the St-Lawrence River suffered mechanical problems and had to stop near Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly on Dec 30.. The crew had problems with the suction pumps. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



3,625-gt Cayman Islands-flagged cargo M/V Ice Bird (IMO: 8915524) ran aground in Rya on Dec 29. After the ship was refloated, it proceeded to Tromsø. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



3,041-gt Russia-flagged cargo M/V Sormovskiy 3048 (IMO: 8101410) is leaking 20 liters of diesel fuel into the outer port of Gluckstadt on Dec 27. Russian captain had denied a connection between the hull and black oil film floating between the quay and his ship. Special pumps have been administered to help clean up the spill. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



972-gt Turkey-flagged cargo M/V Sinan Naiboglu (IMO: 7721976) dragged anchor off Istanbul and was in danger of running aground on Jan 1. The Vessel Traffic Center Istanbul sent the Kıyı Emniyeti 4, the Söndüren 7 and Kıyem 4 to the scene. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



14,118-gt Italian-flagged cargo M/V South River (IMO: 9164794) enroute from Szczecin to Bizerte pulled up another anchor while waiting for another ship to pass in the Kiel Canal on Jan 2. The company Schramm from Brunsbüttel was called and removed the anchor with the help of a barge and tug. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



987-gt Norwegian-flagged ferry Kvaloy (IMO: 9588794) was thought to have touched the bottom on Jan 1. Divers were sent to inspect the hull. There were no cars or passengers on board during the incident. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



5,285-gt Antigua Barbuda-flagged cargo M/V Botnia (IMO: 9418286) encountered steering problems off Malta on Dec 29. Vessel had to be towed to port and was then moored in the Grand Harbor of Valletta where it still remains. [From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen, 2-1-2012]



Container ship Rena, stuck off New Zealand for nearly three months, has broken into two pieces in a storm on Jan 1. Vessel is in two pieces but is still firmly grounded on the reef and may still be joined underneath. Maritime New Zealand does not expect the ship to disintegrate now that it has broken in two. Light oil sheens have been seen coming from the bow and stern of the ship. [2-1-2012]


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 11 2012, 12:19 AM) *
A correction: Initially The Klenck Company was originally contracted for salvage operations but was unable to secure necessary insurance as stipulated by Foss Maritime. A company out of Texas subsequently stepped in and is conducting the salvage operations. (will get name of company once at home...)( T&T Bisso of Houston, TX )



As of today (Feb.10) KyDoT officials are still awaiting preliminary reports from engineering teams' inspection of Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Updates:

Thursday (Feb.9): Engineering survey teams rappelled down and inspected bridge columns #'s 4,5,6,7. In particular they made extensive measurements and photos of the "extension joints" on the aforementioned columns. These "extension joints" were added to bridge structure in 1943 to raise overall height of Eggners Ferry Bridge due to the pending impoundment of the Tennessee River upon completion of Kentucky Dam by TVA in 1944.

Thursday (Feb.9): Officials with Foss Maritime tentatively announced that after salvage operations are completed with removal of remaining debris from bow of Delta Mariner, and round of ship inspection by Foss, US Coast Guard, and James Marine, the Delta Mariner will proceed to James Marine facility Paducah, KY. There it will be placed in dry-dock for extensive inspection/damage repair for undetermined time period.

Wednesday (Feb.8): Office of Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul issued a statement concerning Eggners Ferry Bridge situation. He has all assured officials that he is currently working with,and in daily communication with a variety of government agencies and other Congressional leaders to expedite any repair/replacement options in order to prevent/minimize economic loss in the 5 county region directly affected by loss of Eggners Ferry Bridge (Ky counties; Trigg, Marshall, Calloway, Lyon, & Stewart Co. Tn.).

Tuesday (Feb.7): KY Dept. Of Transportation Engineering Survey/Inspection Team placed sensors throughout remaining structures of Eggners Ferry Bridge to observe any movement. Of particular interest are the Eastern approaches/bridges and piers (Trigg Co. side) nearest the collision area with Delta Mariner. Also electrical crews are preparing to establish permanent electrical service to operate bridge navigational lights. Currently navigational lights are being powered by portable generators manned 24 hrs a day.

...more to come as details are released. Will provide links with 24 hrs.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/%3Ch2%3EInspection%20Team%20Looks%20At%20Bridge%20Piers%3C/h2%3E/12234862

http://www.tribunecourier.com/view/full_story/17425271/article-Delta-Mariner-moved--Paul-vows-to-expedite-replacement?

http://murrayledger.com/news/coast-guard-oks-ship-salvage-plan/article_1d39a606-4f52-11e1-b2bb-0019bb2963f4.html

http://politicalnews.me/?id=11545

http://surfky.com/index.php/henderson/235-...er-ferry-bridge

http://www.wkdzradio.com/%3Ch2%3EDelta%20Mariner%20To%20Be%20Repaired%20In%20Paducah%3C/h2%3E/12254318 (added link)






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Thanks for not forgetting us and for all the great links Apollo! smile.gif I myself am
available for fairie service when and if called upon to serv......wha? Oh....,
they need ferry service..... dry.gif , and I was gonna get you to put in a good
word for me sad.gif .

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Thanks for not forgetting us and for all the great links Apollo! smile.gif I myself am
available for fairie service when and if called upon to serv......wha? Oh....,
they need ferry service..... dry.gif , and I was gonna get you to put in a good
word for me sad.gif .


That's an awful lot rowin' you'd have to do!! Especially when the tourist season kicks in few weeks from now unsure.gif !


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 13 2012, 10:18 PM) *
That's an awful lot rowin' you'd have to do!! Especially when the tourist season kicks in few weeks from now unsure.gif !


I was gonna make a deal with my tortoise friends to ride them across on their
backs and I'd sell the tickets (at highly inflated prices...this is Kentucky ya know rolleyes.gif ).
Wonder how many tourists you can get on the back of a tortoise...if they're
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Updates: (for the firewalled...)

Delta Mariner, moved to dry dock facility at James Marine in Paducah, following completion of removal of bridge structure from bow, for repairs and further inspection. Foss maritime, owner of Delta Mariner, along with salvage contractor T&T Bisso and US Coast Guard are looking at next phase of salvage operation; removal of bridge debris from river bottom at accident site.

Kentucky Governor (former local resident of nearby Dawson Springs) will visit Eggners Ferry Bridge site for 1st time tomorrow and will be giving news conference at 11:30 CST.




http://www.wkdzradio.com/-h2-KY-Governor-t...rst-Ti/12275366

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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Feb 14 2012, 08:06 PM) *
Updates: (for the firewalled...)

Delta Mariner, moved to dry dock facility at James Marine in Paducah, following completion of removal of bridge structure from bow, for repairs and further inspection. Foss maritime, owner of Delta Mariner, along with salvage contractor T&T Bisso and US Coast Guard are looking at next phase of salvage operation; removal of bridge debris from river bottom at accident site.

Kentucky Governor (former local resident of nearby Dawson Springs) will visit Eggners Ferry Bridge site for 1st time tomorrow and will be giving news conference at 11:30 CST.


http://www.wkdzradio.com/-h2-KY-Governor-t...rst-Ti/12275366

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

Surprised that it has taken this long to get the vessel to dry dock.


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