Cargo ship deliberately grounded off England

Discussion in 'Stability' started by ImaginaryNumber, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    Hoegh Osaka: Luxury cars worth £30 million saved from stranded cargo ship | Mirror
     
  2. NavalSArtichoke
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    Still, nobody likes a dented ride, especially one which costs almost a quarter of a million pounds. A massive (and expensive!) headache for the underwriters to sort out.

    When will someone develop a cure for 'Floppy Ship Syndrome'?
     
  3. Rurudyne
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    Don't look at this as a loss of cars, look at it as a possibility of less expensive spare parts for cars known for expensive spare parts....
     
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    Southampton is a long way to go for U-pull-it parts for your Rolls, though.
     
  5. jehardiman
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    If you can afford the Rolls, you can afford to have Clive go fetch it. (or is it Alistar...<shrug> one fixes Rolls, the other Jags).
     
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    Actually, I wasn't thinking so much the Rolls but more pedestrian fare ... compared to the Rolls of course, which is most everything. Now, it would simply be too expensive in terms of labor to strip down all the cars for parts without employing, for example, Americans of a normally low ethical mindset (some years ago I came across a story about a dealer whose in-house mechanics were telling him things took so long but then he got some of these folks to demonstrate how they'd been underachieving) but that wouldn't mean that the damaged cars couldn't be distributed among such dealers to be used for parts much as you say and stripped down as time or need permitted.
     
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    to get back to the floppy ship, I would say the first mate got caught out while ballasting down, too many slack tanks.
    If you look at the ships track, there was a hard right followed closely by a hard left turn at which point the ship became unmanageable and virtually put herself up on the sandbank. I think the pilot was going too fast.
     
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    How can it be righting?

    How can it be righting?
     
  11. DCockey
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    Question from assignment or test?

    The story about the salvage of Cougar Ace is available online. It can be found with a simple Google search.
     
  12. Squidly-Diddly
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    Maybe they are smuggling stuff in the cars.

    Not enough to change the overall displacement of the ship enough that can't be covered up with ballast tanks, short fuel load, etc, but a bunch of cars on the upper deck weigh 3x what they are supposed to.

    Mostly I gotta wonder what the cost savings over the life of the ship was supposed to be for what must be a fairly maxxed-out design, stability-wise. Its all gotta boil down to what the Underwriter says? Right?

    I'd think these days such a ship would not only be very stable and able to fend off rogue waves, but would also have fail-safe systems that would keep it upright even without any crew. Maybe a system of flume tanks that would also use the rocking motion to pump water into high-side ballast tanks, with just a system of hinged flopper valves and pendulum to tell the system which way "down" is.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    They could call them Floppy Drives. :)
     
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