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Old 23 January 2015, 09:51   #101
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I reckon Maximus had to many pies.and n hitched a lift !!
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Old 23 January 2015, 10:39   #102
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Anyone have a steer on the cause ?

Was the hull puncture by the JCB that's been quoted as flooding the decks the cause or result of the list ?

something else ?
I think it's probably safe to say that the hull was punctured but not by a JCB ... It was actually a 20 odd tonne mobile crane that broke free due to the excessive list and rolled down ( over the top of a brand new RR Evoque completely flattening it) then collided with a 32t JCB excavator dragging it with it as it carried on downhill. it looks like the rear jackleg of the crane punctured the hull resulting in a 2m x 10cm gash.
This was plugged by divers on third day of the salvage operation.

For reference, we (along with VTS) were in direct contact with the pilot on board from the onset. He did a tremendous job and remained calm and collected right to the end when he ( after assuring that ALL the crew had been safely evacuated) was air lifted off himself. he deserves the utmost respect for his actions and behaviour as trying to coordinate the evacuation of a ship that is gradually leaning over to the point that it becomes impossible to walk on is no easy feat.
Doors that would normally allow access to cabins all of a sudden become trap-doors in the floor leading to a 4 or 5 meter drop to the bottom of the room. It's a very strange sensation indeed trying to navigate around a ship in that condition.
As in one of the pictures I posted, stairways become a climbing frame as the treads are all but useless. Doors which are normally well balanced on their hinges all of a sudden require all your strength to open and fold back in order to latch open.
Nothing is easy and even the simplest of tasks become very tiring very quickly.

Anyway, once the salvage is completed, the vessel is unloaded and sails for repairs (yes, she will be easily repaired) then I'll probably post a few pictures.

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Old 23 January 2015, 10:54   #103
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Thanks Simon - totally agree re pilot & his decision making to put it on the bank. Very clear head as abnormal things were going on.

Full credit to him , the crew & everyone involved - you ! for a job very well done.

Could have been a complete disaster if it had been any worse , or the salvage not managed so quickly ( although tell us - was there a moment of ' oh bugger its moving !!!!!!!!' when she floated free ?

Press have suggested it wasn't entirely expected - or maybe it was unexpected to those working on it ?
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Old 23 January 2015, 12:54   #104
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Thanks Simon - totally agree re pilot & his decision making to put it on the bank. Very clear head as abnormal things were going on.

Full credit to him , the crew & everyone involved - you ! for a job very well done.

Could have been a complete disaster if it had been any worse , or the salvage not managed so quickly ( although tell us - was there a moment of ' oh bugger its moving !!!!!!!!' when she floated free ?

Press have suggested it wasn't entirely expected - or maybe it was unexpected to those working on it ?

"was there a moment of ' oh bugger its moving !!!!!!!!"

Absolutely not!!!

There was however a moment when we all thought " S**T! S**T! S**T!.... The f**king thing's just drifted off of the bank!!!!"

Haahaa.... We had to do a bit of an emergency evacuation..... Sharpish like.

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Old 23 January 2015, 13:46   #105
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a 2m x 10cm gash.
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Some of the cars coming off
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Old 29 January 2015, 18:15   #107
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An incredible effort with a.fantastic safe outcome. Don't always go that way at sea you must have a very good feeling about the part you played.

B.T.W. do you know of Schwitzers are flogging any shop soiled 22 inch alloys for a Disco
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Hi AnchorHandler, I am interested to know that if one of the car decks was partially flooded from the gash made in the hull, did this water not seek to find the lowest point and get to the engine room? I am assuming not as she appears to be running on her own gens? All further credit if the above did not happen because of the actions of the crew as it sounds like the must have closed all water tight doors on their escape . . respect!
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It didn't take long to get back afloat! Took this pic yesterday in Southampton Water:

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Hoegh Osaka arrived in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURES. The 52,000 ton damaged car carrier Hoegh Osaka, which was at the centre of a major rescue and Lloyd's Open Form salvage operation at Southampton in January arrived in Falmouth this morning prior to drydocking. -> Read more at This is The West Country
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