M/V Ever Smart cargo collapse


#1

Slight problem onboard the Evergreen Ever Smart today in Port of Long Beach. Thoughts?


#2

Obviously steering gear failure. Get that chief up here!

Seriously, did it come into port that way?


#3

I’m not sure if she arrived that way or not. I was just walking around the USS Iowa and happened to look up and see that failed game of Tetris.


#4

This ship has been in port for a couple of days. Apparently got in bad weather somewhere closer to Japan, lost 42 containers.


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#6

http://gcaptain.com/british-containership-loses-42-containers-overboard-off-japan/


#7

Also, those crane trucks look a little ridiculous for this task…


#8

Excessive stack weights, exceeded lashing limits, and most likely parametric rolling. They can make the ships bigger, stack the containers higher, but physics will win when the conditions get hairy.


#9

I noticed you used my photo, gCaptain, good on ya


#10

Brings back memories of Hapag’s Paris Express limping into Bayonne in 07 with half her stack still in disarray after shedding 20+ cans of Cape Hatteras during a day’s worth of rolls over 40 degrees. The line of surveyors and lawyers at the bottom of the gangway at 3 in the morning in a nasty downpour were a grumpy bunch.