CaliforniaMama Saturday Feb 9 05:38 PM
February 9, 2013 - "Ship Happens"
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
Bai Chay Bridge as it once was.
Report by Countryman & McDaniel
The Air & Ocean Logistics- Customs Broker & Hull Attorneys
International Trade Consultants
"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.
Sundae Sunday Feb 10 08:07 AM
Two words for you.
richlevy Sunday Feb 10 10:36 AM
Sundae Sunday Feb 10 02:11 PM
You ever seen Whisky Galore?
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?
Lamplighter Tuesday Feb 12 09:37 AM
Spuck, Thanks, that's new to me... interesting read.
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.
toranokaze Wednesday Feb 13 01:49 AM