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Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:45 am
by JK

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:22 pm
by Merlyn
Sh one t in the fuel.

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:54 pm
by JK
Taken from Twitter. Looks like it has a LCM type bow.


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Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:55 pm
by The Dieselduck
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.

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:03 pm
by JK
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.

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:29 am
by D Winsor
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.

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:01 am
by JK
Still aground, they didn't get enough ballast off to lighten the ship

From Shipfax.

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:58 pm
by JK

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:36 am
by Revolver

TSB Report Arca 1

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:24 am
by JK

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 am
by Merlyn
What a catalogue of events on this one.
Amazing disaster throughout.
H.E. again.
( Human Errors )

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:51 pm
by The Dieselduck
This must be what Emerson's vision of "alternative crewing" was all about...

Arca, Emerson / Government's Vision, Transport Canada, the Ship Safety Bulletin Fiasco, Revoking Engineering CoC, Death of Cabotage, Pipelines, Oil spills, response to close calls, lack of investment in skills, special interest in control, Panama, FOCs, etc etc etc

got me thinking of the chorus of this song... "...rushing headlong, out of control..."

https://youtu.be/zhyaAPsT1LU

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:58 pm
by The Dieselduck
...let me out of this cheap "B" movie !

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:20 am
by JK
Anyone know what the legal implication is to these types of incident? Do the responsible guys walk? Does TC do anything, JJ?
What makes this interesting, is I’ve had the company use my 2nd ticket to meet compentancy requirements , but put a 3rds ticket in the 2nds job while I was 3rd. Since I didn’t want to be up all hours of the day and night I wasn’t too concerned about it. But what is the implication to that? I never really considered it until now.

Re: Tanker aground in NS

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:21 am
by Merlyn
The book entitled " A catalogue of errors seagoing style " will earn a million bucks I reckon.
Even the best fairy tale / fantasy story teller will struggle to match this happening of the chain of events.
Got to be near the top of the tree of " best cockup job afloat " series.