Looks like I missed today’s streaming but schedule shows more later in week I think.
Looks like I didn’t miss much.
There are two and a quarter hours of hearing at https://livestream.com/uscginvestigations/events/9252896
Thanks for the link. Hope the power stays on.
Using excellent headphones and turning the volume way up you can hear much of it by working at it.
Second to fourth day usually gets into the meat. Perhaps I am predisposed in my opinion with what happened, but will have an open ear.
Everything was fine until it wasn’t.
Short 1500 tons of ballast.
Stability issues is a polite understatement. Capital mistake with a lot of consequences.
I’ve not found much from a couple quick searches. I did read the C/M’s testimony. The calculated GM was around 2.5 meters. I’d guess the minimum required GM would be around 1 meter. Evidently both the cargo and ballast weights were incorrect.
Sounds very similar to the MV Höegh Osaka incident in Southampton. The C/M of the Golden Ray testified that he didn’t have a final stow plan but was using estimated weights
Standard practice in load ports for used cars. In ports where new cars are loaded almost always get a good pre-stow with exact weights.