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Ore Carrier Accident in Duluth Harbor

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Postby WisKeeper » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:35 pm


The Ore Carrier Walter J. McCarthy Jr. sits at a dock in Superior. The Coast Guard says a submerged object punched a hole in the ship's hull as it was backing into a dock. Water poured in throught he hole in the rear of the ship flooding the engine room. The ship's stern sank to the bottom next to the dock, where is is about 20 feet deep.

Crew Work To Raise Ore Carrier In Duluth Harbor
http://wcco.com/local/docking.ship.water.2.631941.html

http://www.startribune.com/local/13865971.html

Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature -- Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/mccarthy.htm
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:54 am


Could be attributable to the much lower than normal water levels in Lake Superior this year.
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Postby Hersh » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:42 pm


I'm thinking if it's found to have been anything but ice, then Hallett will be writing ASC a big check to cover the repairs...
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