Tanker aground in NS

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Tanker aground in NS

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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby Merlyn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:22 pm

Sh one t in the fuel.
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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby JK » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:54 pm

Taken from Twitter. Looks like it has a LCM type bow.


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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:55 pm

She is the Arca1, previously named Arca, stationed in Montreal harbor for many years, as a Bunker Barge for Shell. She was a fleet mate of mine when I was working at VShips. Powered by 2 12V71 detroits driving outboards like drives. She was built a long time ago as a bunker barge for Esso, but was widened. Decommissioned in 2014, I see ownership went to Heddle Marine, and now to Petroil of Mexico. MacMcKay says it was on her way to the Dominican Republic at the time. After spending her life in sheltered waters one must question the decision to allow such a vessel to head out to sea in January, North Atlantic.
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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby JK » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:03 pm

I certainly wouldn't want to be on her making that trip! Assuming 2 years out of service......I wonder if they cleaned the fuel tanks. The Detroits are workhorses, but even so, like you said they were pushing their luck. It is always dirty that part of the Gulf until you make the turn at Scatterie and get the sea on the quarter.

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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby D Winsor » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:29 am

Heard Mac McKay this morning talking about it on the local CBC Radio Station. I got the impression that he like everyone else who was familiar with the barge was kind of baffled as to why such a trip would even be attempted this time of year and in those weather conditions. He also pointed out during the interview the gaps between the restrictions that would be placed on the vessel to make such a voyage, if it were even possible, while it was under Canadian Flag and those set down in International regulations.
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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Postby JK » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:01 am

Still aground, they didn't get enough ballast off to lighten the ship

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