This enabled salvage experts to successfully raise the ship’s bow by filling stern voids which reduced the amount of forward weight on the rocks, and hence refloat the vessel. After undergoing repairs at the Fraser Shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin, she then loaded her coal cargo at the dock and carried it to Detroit, Michigan. This video shows some still images I took from a helicopter of the incident. [3] With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at 5:30 a.m. on August 19, two tugs with a combined 4,000 horsepower (3,000 kW) moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. From SourceWatch. Stern view & Paul R. Tregurtha, June 14, 2006. At 1013 feet long, NHRA would probably try to run fuel cars on the deck if they could get them stopped in 13 feet. This made for some great photo opportunities for tourists and Duluthians. The Paul R. Tregurtha tried to avoid a pleasure craft in the shipping channel as it was making the turn to go out under the Aerial Lift Bridge but failed to negotiate it and hit soft mud just off Bayfront Park. With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at 5:30 a.m. on August 19, two tugs with a combined 4,000 horse… Media in category "Paul R. Tregurtha grounding" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. This page was last edited on 15 January 2020, at 15:18. Alongside the Paul R. Tregurtha (7795870362).jpg 4,320 × 3,240; 2.48 MB The 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha reportedly got stuck near shore shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. At approximately 3 am on August 15, 2012 the Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground in the outbound channel of the St. Marys River, just North of the Neebish Island Ferry crossing, near Sault Ste. [1], Stephens-Adamson designed a loop belt elevator system, that feeds a stern mounted 260-foot (79 m) discharge boom that can be swung 100 degrees to port or starboard. At 1013.5 feet, Interlake's flagship M/V Paul R. Tregurtha is the longest ship on the Great Lakes. SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). At 1,013 feet, 6 inches long, the Paul R. Tregurtha is the largest boat on the Great Lakes. “The long and the short of it was, [the pilot] started his turn too late," said Bob Dorn, senior vice president of Interlake Steamship Co., which owns the vessel. 2010 M/V PAUL R. TREGURTHA, the largest ship operating on the Great Lakes, is repowered with environmentally compliant MaK diesel engines. That program recounts how in 2008, while leaving Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck in ice and cracked steel plating on the port side of her bow, causing ballast tank water to leak out. Paul-R-Tregurtha News: Winter Work On The Great Lakes, 2019 Shipping Season To Open For Duluth, Fire Aboard 1,000-Foot Freighter In Lake Superior, Interlake The … There are tugs coming to help but as of noon, she is still sitting across the channel blocking any down bound traffic. (Matt Miner) Stern view. The 308 meter long, 69172 dwt bulk freighter Paul R. Tregurtha went aground on St. Mary’s River near Neebish Island.. with the cabins partially painted white, July 6, 2007. She arrived back in Lorain on May 16, 1981. At 3:10 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. M/V LEE A. TREGURTHA and M/V CHARLES M. BEEGHLY are repowered with highly automated diesel engines. The freighter was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal when it grounded at the bow. This page was last edited on 15 January 2020, at 15:11. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Framing beneath the plating was also bent and cracked. On completion, the forward section was towed to their yard in Lorain, Ohio where it was mated with the stern portion. MV Paul R. Tregurtha is a Great Lakes-based bulk carrier freighter. The ship was laden with approximately 56,000 tonnes of coal. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. The PRT is the longest Great Lakes freighter at 1, 013.5 feet long. Repairs to the hull took approximately three weeks to repair the damage. The pair of "thousand footers" proceeded to Sturgeon Bay, WI where the James R. Barker was dropped off for repair on November 2, 1986. It started with the grounding of the Paul R. Tregurtha which I wrote about earlier this week. 1000 Ft Paul R Tregurtha grounding While there is speculation why the 1000 ft Paul R Tregurtha headed off course and went aground in front of Bayfront Park in Duluth this afternoon, there will be a full investigation over the next weeks. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. The ship blocked the shipping channel delaying eleven other ships for a day.With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at approximately 6 a.m. on August 16, two tugs moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. The Paul R. Tregurtha was departing Duluth … Marie. [2], At around 3 a.m. on August 15, 2012, as she was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal, the bow of Paul R. Tregurtha became grounded in the outbound channel of St. Marys River, just north of the Neebish Island ferry crossing, near Sault Ste. The Interlake Steamship Company was given a contract in 1979 by its customer Republic Steel, to transport iron ore from Lake Superior ports to their steel mill at Indiana Harbor, or to their transshipment terminal at Lorain.[1]. The Paul R. Tregurtha … USCG reported generator fire on board of bulk carrier PAUL R. 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