Cosco Busan Gets Repairs at SF Yard

Friday, November 30, 2007
Shipyard crews in San Francisco are working on patching up the container ship Cosco Busan, which was damaged when it ran into the Bay Bridge on Nov. 7. The accident tore a 200-ft. long gash in the side of the ship and ripped open several fuel and ballast tanks, spilling 58,000 gallons of bunker oil into San Francisco Bay. The spill fouled beaches and killed or injured more than 2,700 birds.

San Francisco customs officers put what's known as a surety hold on the ship to guarantee that the Cosco Busan stays in port until financial and other assurances relating to the accident and the oil spill are met. In addition, the ship cannot sail until repairs satisfy the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Coast Guard spokesman Dan Dewell. Under U.S. maritime law, the Coast Guard has the authority to inspect ships for seaworthiness before they leave an American port. The ship has been in the BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair yard for almost two weeks. Before it was taken to the yard, all of the Cosco Busan's cargo was unloaded, which means that the ship is now riding high out of the water. It is not in dry dock; the gash is above its current water line. The repairs consist of welding steel to the side of the ship to make sure the vessel can withstand operation in the open sea.

The patch is 230 x 14 ft. and will use 100,000 pounds of steel. While authorities had previously reported that the gash was 100 to 160 feet long, maritime executives overseeing the repair say it is actually 200 feet. It is not clear whether the ship will undergo more permanent repair in San Francisco or be taken to an Asian shipyard for more work. Source: SF Gate

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

MN 100: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

13980 Shell Belt Road Bayou La Batre, AL 36509 E-mail: trshort@horizonshipbuilding.com Website: www.horizonshipbuilding.com President and General Manager: Travis R.

Ecospeed Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions at SMM

Ecospeed announced it will exhibit its line of fuel and cost saving solutions at SMM in Hamburg. Ecospeed and fuel savings Routine in-water cleaning results

Ship Sales

KKR & Borealis Maritime Acquire 9 Containerships

KKR and Borealis Maritime say they have acquired a portfolio of nine feeder container vessels in a sale process coordinated by Commerzbank. The vessels were previously

G E Shipping Sells General Purpose Product Tanker

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) has signed a contract to sell the 1991-built General Purpose Product Tanker Jag Prachi (28,610 dwt). The

Euronav Books Profit from Sale of Chartered Ship

The owner of the 157,258 dwt containership Cap Isabella (built 2013), a vessel which Euronav had on bareboat charter, decided to sell the vessel to an unrelated third party.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1345 sec (7 req/sec)