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 Post subject: Re: J.W. Shelley
Unread postPosted: April 21, 2009, 10:23 am 
Is there some legal enforcement authority that routinely checks boats to see if they are riding too low? Are they checked before being allowed in port?


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Unread postPosted: April 20, 2009, 4:46 pm 
Generally speaking in an overdraught condition very little ballast will be remaining onboard. However, sometimes there is 25-50 tonnes of water in the afterpeak (for stern cooling) that can be pumped down to an absolute bare minimum, Drinking water from the aft fresh water tanks or forward (if fitted) may also be pumped down to a minimum. The hatch crane can be shifted forward or aft as need be. Additionally, if loaded with iron ore or any cargo where moisture is not an issue several hatch covers can be removed and strategically shifted and placed on deck once again fore and aft as needed. As well, if the vessel is overdraught from hogging water sprinklers are employed to cool the main deck. If any combination of the above is not enough to lighten or tip the vessel to correction lightering will be the only solution. I have dug into the old "bag of tricks" over the years to make these corrections and it generally works well.


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Unread postPosted: April 20, 2009, 2:03 pm 
If she is loaded, there is no ballast. Cargo would have to be unloaded. Many years ago the Captain would be fined $100.00 per inch per occurrence (each day is considered an occurrence).


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Unread postPosted: April 20, 2009, 1:32 pm 
There are several ways to correct the overdrafts, deballasting is the most useful way, consequences, there could be some, all depending on the severity, a letter would be put on file of the offending vessel, and a report sent to the shipping company.


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Unread postPosted: April 20, 2009, 1:31 pm 
How did they correct that and are there any consequences?


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Unread postPosted: April 19, 2009, 5:00 pm 
They are over draft.


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Unread postPosted: April 19, 2009, 1:41 pm 
JWS has been tied up just north of Bridge 19 in Port Colborne since early last evening with no visible signs of work. Any word on the hold up?


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