Damaged Dredge New York Moved

Monday, February 04, 2008
The 200-foot dredge vessel, the New York, completed necessary minimum repairs to its damaged hull enabling it to be moved to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, N.Y., on February 2.

The hull was damaged following a collision with the 669-foot freight ship the Orange Sun, north of Shooters Island in Newark Bay, N.J., at about 1:50 p.m. Jan. 24, 2008.

Workers from Randive Incorporated installed a steel framed box in the winch room reinforcing the hull and allowing for more stability. Contracted divers also removed and made minor repairs to the dredge vessel's three spuds. The spuds were damaged from the impact of the collision and were holding the vessel in the ground. The repairs needed to make the vessel capable of transit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard took seven days. The vessel will complete permanent repairs before being put back into full service.

Five crew members from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock accompanied the New York during its 13-mile transit to the Brooklyn yard. Several marine assets also assisted in the transit, including the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock vessels, the McCormack Boys and the Melvin Lemmerhirt, and the contracted commercial tug the Launch North Star. The Coast Guard Cutter Ridley, an 87-foot patrol boat from Montauk, N.Y., and Sector New York personnel were also on scene during the entire transit to ensure safety.

The Orange Sun, owned by Arctic Reefer Corporation in Monrovia, Liberia, and operated by Atlanship Switzerland, left the Southern Bay Ridge Anchorage at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 28, and continued its outbound voyage to Florida, after a specified classification society verified that it was fit for route and service. The vessel will enter a dry dock in Florida where it will conduct any needed repairs as a result of the incident.

A unified command with representatives from the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock LLC (the owner of the Dredge New York), Coast Guard Sector New York, New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) and the vessel Orange Sun formed to monitor the repair and recovery of the damaged dredge vessel after the collision with the Orange Sun in Newark Bay on the day of the incident.

"Were happy to have completed the salvage and transit operations safely and we're looking forward to expediting our repairs and returning the New York to work as quickly as possible," said Chris Gunsten, contract manager for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock.

"The entire operation from the first report being received by Sector New York's Vessel Traffic Center to the completion of a tricky dredge transit this morning demonstrates how successful a unified command structure can function when people of good will come together to ameliorate what could have become an environmental nightmare," said Capt. Robert O'Brien, Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York. "This two week old case illustrates the effectiveness of the Coast Guard's new operational command structure when all its components-operations, marine safety and state-of-the-art communications equipment are co-located in one unit. Response time, coherence and mission success are greatly enhanced."

"Sector New York will work closely with all its port partners to learn from this collision and be even more effective in future maritime events," said O'Brien.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Sunken Barge Impedes Waterway Traffic Near Galveston

A barge sank east of the Galveston Causeway railroad bridge Tuesday, causing theĀ U.S. Coast Guard to issue a safety zone and temporarily restrict traffic on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

New Details Emerge on Loss of USS Indianapolis

A Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) historian has recently uncovered information that sheds new light on the loss of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35).

Piracy Drops to 21-year low - IMB

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0632 sec (16 req/sec)