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Golden Ray to be scrapped in place....

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Oscarvan, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Capt Ralph

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    Lots of close up footage of both sides.
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    Minorcan Mullet on scene. This is gonna get messy. Surprised it didn't happen sooner. Cutting through cars with gas in them with metal on metal..... What could possibly go wrong.
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    Gotta love technocracy. . .
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    Lets see;
    Battery cars on board,
    Gas cars on board with batteries,
    all inter-mashed like a salad.

    Dragging steel out and thru,
    cutting torches,
    and that damm chain, tossing the salad more,
    Amazing this has not happened already.

    They have been ready for this and rehearsed.
    I'm glad that when it did happen, nobody was complacent and evac went well & safe.

    I think, let some burn..
    Whats it going to do?
    Run a ground and roll over???
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    Gas cars on boar with gas in them.... not too much though. Want to maintain that perfect explosive mixture.
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    Are there cars on board? I'd have thought they'd be pulled off at least each section before cutting it off. Can't imagine craning up a section of the ship and having 3,000 lb. cars falling out.
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    Nope cars and whatever is inside gets picked up, barge inserted and then lowered.
    After removal of barge a grappling crane comes in and picks up whatever is in the ocean floor.
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    And you were going to do that how?

    When she went over there were I believe 1000 cars on board. They have been plucking some of them off, the ones above the water line, with a grapple from a barge. Most of the cars are now on the port side which is pretty much under water. There is no (cost effective) way to get those out. It would take years. This is what it looks like when a section is hoisted.

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    Thru all the pictures, amazing how SOME of the cars are still strapped in place.
    Pure F M
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    Fire is reported to be out now. Have to see what this does to the salvage process.
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    Fire may be out but they're still pumping water on her. I just left the site
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    I guess the chain thing is not doing all thay well.
    Bringing in Low Hazard Flexible Linear-Shaped Charges (LH FLSC) to help them cut faster.
    Here, hold my beer as I light this fuse...
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    Darn... the Minorcan Mullet is down.
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    Sorry - late to the party. Having worked on that type of vessel as the "cargo mate", the vehicles are specifically low on gas to mitigate fire. The vessel's fixed CO2 system is designed for the vessel & cargo. If all the tanks were filled, the danger would be much worse should a single tank get ruptured. Realistically each gas tank is ABOVE the upper-explosive limit due to the fume saturation.
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    Not the gas fumes that have everybody standing on the next guys nerves, electric cars are in there starting the fires.
    Freaking batteries keep buzzing till they fry themselves out but like a flair torch, they buz for a long while. Something else is going to burn with that buz crunched next to it.
    CO2 has all long been used up, opened up or not in confined enough of spaces to be any good.
    They screwed da pooch when this tub was grounded.
    Almost feel sorry for these last workers that endeavor to persevere...
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    when I was cargo mate, electric cars were not in the mix. Of course, it is understood the CO2 system will not work on the ship has been cut into sections, and all the systems have been disabled.

    My post was referring to Internal combustion vehicles with small amounts of fuel in the tank, and the capability of an operational car carrier’s fire suppression system. However, even with all the geewhiz stuff, a fire in the cargo bay of a commercial vessel is never a good thing, and usually ends poorly.
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    Just two more cuts.

    St. Simons Sound Incident Response

    UPDATE: Section Three cut complete

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Responders separated Section Three of the Golden Ray wreck and on-water response vessels mitigate an oil discharge in the vicinity of the wreck site on Thursday.
    REMOVAL UPDATE
    Wreck removal personnel completed cutting operations and separated Section Three from the remainder of the Golden Ray wreck on Thursday morning. The VB-10000 will shift forward to enable weight-shedding operations on the section. Weight-shedding is a multi-strategy approach which includes tactics such as vehicle and deck removal and using water streams to mitigate increased weight in the sections due to large accumulations of sediment. Once weight-shedding is complete, the VB-10000 will lift Section Three onto a dry-dock barge for transit to a response facility near Mayors Point Terminal.
    Welding technicians continue to make repairs to the side plates of the lifting lugs for Sections Four, Five and Six on the topside of the Golden Ray wreck. Response engineers will reinspect the lugs using non-destructive testing once the repairs are complete.
    Shoreline survey teams continue to recover debris from a fishing vessel that wrecked near Amelia Island, Fla. on June 9, 2021. Debris from the vessel has recently increased in volume and has washed ashore on Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island shorelines. If you observe materials such as foam and wood on the shoreline, leave it in place and notify the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.