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Old 01-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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$117 million dollar new build takes on water at launch

Water has leaked into the hold of an offshore oil vessel which is currently under construction at a major Chinese shipyard. The leak has led to the ship being grounded, according to an announcement made by the owner, China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) on Tuesday.

The incident involving the vessel “HYSY 682″ occurred around 2:00 pm on January 14 at the Nantong Wharf of the shipyard, Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd., in east China’s Jiangsu province, the announcement on COSL’s official website stated.

Wuchang shipbuilding industry co., ltd. ,subordinated to china shipbuilding industry corporation (csic), was founded in 1934. It is a large-scale modernized and integrated enterprise which is committed to shipbuilding and an important military product manufacturing base in china.

COSL says it is actively assisting the shipyard in taking remedial action and claims that the incident has not led to any form of environmental pollution.

COSL, a subsidiary of the state-owned CNOOC Group, has initiated insurance claim procedures for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel which cost 740 million yuan (117.2 million U.S. dollars) to build.

In line with the construction contract, the shipyard will be held responsible for the safe keeping of the vessel prior to its delivery, the announcement says, noting that in case of losses or damages to the vessel, the shipyard will be held liable.

COSL contracted the shipyard to build the UT788CD utility vessels in April 2009 in Beijing, the financial website caixin.com reports. The first vessel, HYSY 681, was successfully launched at the shipyard in May last year, the report says, adding that the ship was designed by Rolls Royce.

COSL newbuild AHTS sinks at shipyard | Airbag ship launching technology


For an image of the vessel follow this link ... whilst on this subject watch this for a seriously flawed launch ..Why did they even bother !!

Chinese Cruise Ship Sinks Immediately - YouTube
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HOPE they do a better job on all the things G/E is going to have built over there

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Old 01-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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currently under construction at a major Chinese shipyard.
How did I know this even before opening the link? Well, at least it didn't roll over like the last two Chinese builds that graced these threads.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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HOPE they do a better job on all the things G/E is going to have built over there

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To be fair, most of the equipment that GE is having built over there will be sold in that country. By country for country...
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at least it didn't roll over like the last two Chinese builds that graced these threads.
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I must have missed that one Ed, where was that?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For an image of the vessel follow this link ... whilst on this subject watch this for a seriously flawed launch ..Why did they even bother !!
In fact, colintraveller's you tube link is completely unrelated to the original subject of a US$117 miilions new-build "taking on water" and/or sinking during launching. The vessel in question appears to be a very small passenger vessel built and launched by a riverside-based Chinese shipyard using rudimentary launching means.

I would seriously question colintraveller's true motivation for posting. Simply because many western and 1st world countries / companies / fleets etc. build their ships in China today. Apparently, these "Chinese-built" vessels don't have any higher risk of sinking compared to similar LR / BV / ABS classed vessels built elsewhere...?!

"Happy Chinese New Year" to you colintraveller. But you'll have to do (much better) before seriously hoping to damaging the reputations of Chinese ship-builders who build ships for a worldwide customer base, if that was indeed your intention.
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Airship, You might have done better to ask the poster what happened to the shipbuilding industry in his local area to get an idea of where his apparent bias comes from.
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In fact, colintraveller's you tube link is completely unrelated to the original subject of a US$117 miilions new-build "taking on water" and/or sinking during launching. The vessel in question appears to be a very small passenger vessel built and launched by a riverside-based Chinese shipyard using rudimentary launching means.

I would seriously question colintraveller's true motivation for posting. Simply because many western and 1st world countries / companies / fleets etc. build their ships in China today. Apparently, these "Chinese-built" vessels don't have any higher risk of sinking compared to similar LR / BV / ABS classed vessels built elsewhere...?!

"Happy Chinese New Year" to you colintraveller. But you'll have to do (much better) before seriously hoping to damaging the reputations of Chinese ship-builders who build ships for a worldwide customer base, if that was indeed your intention.
Off course i know which if you had read the wording properly .. ****{whilst on the subject ]*** I including the footage of another illfated launch instead of creating 2 threads ..
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Ahhhh, I believe that I've "got it" finally. What colintraveller intended to say when writing
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For an image of the vessel follow this link ... whilst on this subject watch this for a seriously flawed launch ..Why did they even bother !!
was not follow this link, but follow the previous link...?! Alles klar!

And if I may say so, how very humourous of colintraveller to describe the vessel in the "youtube" (I mean the 2nd link, after this link or the other one) video as a "Chinese Cruise Ship". There I was, imagining a disaster perhaps on the scale of the Costa Concordia (minus all the passengers etc.) that the Chinese were somehow attempting to conceal, only to be confronted by a video of a miniscule day-cruiser for use on rivers / calm waters and which the shipyard should have launched "beam to" the river instead of "stern to".

Undoubtedly, Chinese-built vessels for International markets are a major concern for ship-builders in 1st World countries where most ship-builders receive some form of state-subsidy to support the industry. Like the Japanese, Korean and Polish ship-builders who preceded them, the Chinese will inevitably obtain a major market-share for simple cargo ships etc. And why 1st World ship-builders (including the Europeans, Japanese, Koreans etc.) still today continue to be able to build the most technologically advanced vessels, having specialised in various fields: cruise ships; all types of specialised vessels required in the offshore oil/gas sector; LNG vessels etc. For sure, that competitive and technological advantage will slowly wither away, as one by one, the 1st World's ship-builders and suppliers of these vessels turn towards establishing manufacturing facilities in China or elsewhere. But it's not all as "clear-cut" as one might imagine it. Take this Economist article on the manufacturing costs / value-added etc. concerning Apple's iPad. Having read that, you might wonder whether or not we (the 1st World) were somehow abusing Chinese workers and Chinese factory owners...?!

I've been aboard a few Chinese-built motor yachts (the biggest being a 45m "expedition-type" yacht), designed in Europe, construction supervised by Europeans and the same classification authorities involved. All the machinery including main engines, generators, sewage treatment plant, watermakers, vacuum toilet systems etc.; wheelhouse navigation systems and controls, alarms and fire detection systems were what you would expect to find aboard any European-built superyacht. So far as I was concerned, the "finish" interior / exterior was "as good as if not superior to" what the usual Dutch / German superyacht-builders. If ever I win a EuroMillions jackpot, I would seriously consider ordering my own future 60m superyacht in China, at half-price compared to a European builder. I would however add an additional 10% to cover "incidental expenses" after delivery in Europe, just to take care of all the mostly minor imperfections and/or problems - call it "a very minor, post-delivery condition". I wonder if De Vries, Van Lent or Benetti might be interested in correcting any faults? I can almost visualise the press-release: "Chinese-built mega-yacht enters FEADSHIP yard in Holland for pre-delivery inspection / post-build refit for 4 weeks"...
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Airship, I sometimes dont agree with your posture or your tone in some of the heated arguments (i usually dont pick fights though ) but your last paragraph above is exactly how I feel... Having quite a bit of experience with Taiwan as well as European built boats, I have absolutely not "a clear set advantage" on the european quality, or fit & finish standard... I do agree that a "finish-off" in any great yard would be a wonderful thing for any boat, but I'd argue that *any* yard has flaws... I have not first hand experience with the ones you mention in your last sentence (except somewhat limited non-firsthand experience with benetti), but Id argue that even a yacht coming out of those yards would benefit from a "mini-refit" at another yard... I guess that is why they say that a "slightly used" boat is "better than new" (=kinks ironed out)

I have come to learn that there isnt a quality definition on where the boat is built per se... I have seen great stuff out of asia, and crap stuff out of the west... yet some people are afraid that they will lose their jobs to cheap labour abroad (and they should be... especially if they do their job in a lame-ass way....) my point being, if you delivery *above-and-beyond* quality and service, your job will most likely be safe... Now if your job is done in a way that any minimum-age *insert-any-nationality-here* person can "steal" it from you, then you should take more pride in your work... (the above doesnt apply to all jobs obviously, but boat building is an art...there is a good reason people still go to europe... its that 30 or 40% price difference that can get you a finished product which is about 5% or 10% better - and there will always be ppl willing to pay for that...)
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