Saturday, March 10, 2007
No, Actually, They AREN'T Supposed to Do That....
Marine Link reports that a container ship rolled onto her beam ends Thursday in the port of Antwerp.
No one seems to have been killed.
Note that the Captain said the ship was actually taking on water which would seem to indicate hat this was not a ballasting issue, though if it was impropperly ballasted and had her cargo shift she could have submerged her scuppers and some other openings.
No, I really have no idea.
The closest I usually come to marine casualties is trying to prevent this sort of unpleasantness from happening with my vicious ticketbook. Actual smart folks have to do the post mishap investigations.
Update: Via Murdoc...Eaglespeak has a link to lots of pretty...OK, sad pictures.