Golden Ray capsized

Discussion in 'General' started by bwilson4web, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member

    Either somebody just lost a boat load of cars OR their transport overseas.

    Bob Wilson
  2. gooki

    gooki Active Member

    That looks like an epic fail.

    Hope the remaining crew are found safe. 20 of 24 already rescued.

    4,200 vehicles on board.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  3. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

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  4. brulaz

    brulaz Active Member

    Elsewhere it's reported that the ship is owned by Hyundai Glovis, which carries cars for automakers Hyundai and Kia as well as others.
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member

    Good news! The last four crewmen were rescued.

    Now begins the salvage and removal effort.

    Bob Wilson
  6. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    Unlikely any of cars can be salvaged, I am sure there is a big insurance claim
  7. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member

    Perhaps for parts but I suspect these were not EVs ... 'cash for clunkers' comes to mind.

    Speculation on my part but I'm wondering if the recent hurricane might have changed the channel and the harbor 'pilot' didn't pick it up. Poor loading may have also contributed to the problem. If they'd off loaded lower decks and the upper decks were full ... well that would also explain why it rolled. Regardless, that wreck is NOT in deep water.

    Bob Wilson
  8. gooki

    gooki Active Member

    A similar event happened in 2006. 4700 Mazdas on board. Cause was a failure of water pumps in the bilge tanks.

    Exit pump worked, entry pump did not. Without sufficient water in the tanks, it floated unevenly the listed to the side. Then passed the point of no return.

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