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   CaliforniaMama  Saturday Feb 9 05:38 PM

February 9, 2013 - "Ship Happens"

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The Typhoon Encounter of M/V Bai Chay Bridge
Event Date: About 23 June 2012
On The Scene -- At Port of Hong Kong
A 2012 Countryman & McDaniel Cargo Nightmare Prize Contender

Bai Chay Bridge is a container ship that sailed into Typhoon Guchol. At its worst, the typhoon registered as a category 4 super typhoon.

This is when "ship happens."








From The Cargo Letter - 4 July 2012
Quote:
. . . sailing from the U.S. West Coast, M/V Bai Chay Bridge was scheduled eta HK 6/25. Due to typhoon in Japan with rough sea, some containers (include CKYH member lines Cosco, "K" Line, Yang Ming & Hanjin ) collapsed, likely due to poor lashing.


Bai Chay Bridge as it once was.

Report by Countryman & McDaniel
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"Overlooking Runway 25 - Right, at Los Angeles International Airport"



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 9 10:58 PM

They were probably poorly, or at least insufficiently, lashed, because they're mostly empty going that way. So somebody figured they're not that heavy, just a few lines is enough.



toranokaze  Sunday Feb 10 02:06 AM

Your ship of fail has arrived sir



ZenGum  Sunday Feb 10 02:43 AM

Center parts are the latest fashion. All teh cool ships are doing it.


Srsly, it's amazing how well some of them have stayed on.



Sundae  Sunday Feb 10 08:07 AM

Two words for you.
Branscombe Beach (link to The Guardian newspaper).

We're not all bowler-hatted gents here.



richlevy  Sunday Feb 10 10:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Two words for you.
Branscombe Beach (link to The Guardian newspaper).

We're not all bowler-hatted gents here.
Quote:
Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, legitimate salvors can end up legally owning what they find. But usually this only happens after a period of 12 months has elapsed and the owners have not come forward to claim their wrecked items.
I wonder what the law allowed before that.


Sundae  Sunday Feb 10 02:11 PM

You ever seen Whisky Galore?
renamed in the States as Tight Little Island to get around censors...



Wombat  Sunday Feb 10 04:05 PM

I've always wondered if the containers piled up high on ships are joined to each other. Now I know the answer: vertically yes, horizontally no.



SPUCK  Tuesday Feb 12 06:49 AM

You all realize that approximately 10,000 containers are lost overboard each year?

It's appalling.

This one landed in our Marine Sanctuary.

http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/05...look-at-one-2/

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/...ng-containers/



Lamplighter  Tuesday Feb 12 09:37 AM

Spuck, Thanks, that's new to me... interesting read.

I don't know if retrieving a container full of Doritos would be worthwhile,
but my first thought was - surely someone will form a salvage company
to get the insurance money or supply a chain of "sea surplus" stores.



glatt  Tuesday Feb 12 09:44 AM

There's no profit in salvaging one of those containers. Too expensive to find them and bring them up and the merchandise is probably all ruined.

If there's a container full of gold bullion, then maybe. But I don't think gold bullion is shipped much these days.



toranokaze  Wednesday Feb 13 01:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
You all realize that approximately 10,000 containers are lost overboard each year?

It's appalling.

This one landed in our Marine Sanctuary.

http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/05...look-at-one-2/

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/...ng-containers/
That is a lot of drowned Chinese women.


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