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BerichtGeplaatst: Wo Jan 12, 2005 11:27 am    Onderwerp: schip in beweging Reageer met quote

dit moet je echt zien ,. is echt gebeurd

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http://koti.mbnet.fi/~soldier/towboat.htm
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BerichtGeplaatst: Wo Jan 12, 2005 6:28 pm    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Lees de shippingnewsletter van vandaag de 12' samengesteld door Piet Sinke maar eens , dan kan je zien, dat dat niet altijd opgaat.
bladz.6 ev.

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Je kan de nieuwsletter ook vinden bij www.tugspotters.com of
www.nautiek.nl

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BerichtGeplaatst: Do Jan 13, 2005 6:07 pm    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

3 Crewmen Perish, 1 Missing After Mv. Elizabeth M Goes Over Montgomery Dam

Three crew perished and another was missing early Sunday, January 9, after the 2,200 hp. Elizabeth M sank after going over Montgomery Locks and Dam at Mile 31.7 on the Ohio River near Industry, Pa.(about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh). Early reports say that six crew were rescued, with two of them being taken to an area hospital. The person missing is still believed to be on the boat. The tow's six coal barges sank, three above the dam and three downriver.

According to the Associated Press and river industry spokesmen, the vessel was northbound with six coal barges and was pushing out of the lock about 2:30 a.m., when it ran into trouble. A strong outdraft apparently pushed the head of the tow around until it got caught in the river current and forced the tow against the dam. Then the towboat and three of the barges went over the dam and sank, leaving only the pilothouse visible above water.

Two towboats assisted in the rescue, pulling four people from the water and two from the boat, the AP report said. [Here the numbers get confusing.] The story says two from the boat and one from the barge survived. Also, earlier it said three people were rescued by other boats and taken to the hospital. An industry fire official on the scene, Thomas Llewellyn, said attempts to reach the missing person would be made today (January 10) if water levels have receded.

According to Corps personnel at Montgomery Locks and Dam, the current, which normally runs three to four miles an hour, was running 10- to 15 mph. at the time of the accident. The Coast Guard restricted traffic over a five-mile area near the dam.

Those who perished were identified as Scott Stewart, 36, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Tom Fisher, 25, Latrobe, Pa.; and Edward Crevda, 22, of West Brownsville, Pa. None of the others were identified at the time of this writing.

The 108- by 26.5-foot Elizabeth M (formerly the B. F. Fairless) is owned by Campbell Transportation Co., Charleroi, Pa. Campbell president Donald, A. Grimm told the AP, the towboat was shoving out of Montgomery Locks and Dam when something happened. We have no idea [what it was], he said. Campbell Transportation operates towboats and open hopper barges for hire on the Upper Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.

Editor's note: Click link below to see a July 1972 picture of the Elizabeth M, photographed by Dan Owen of the Boat Photo Museum.

Afterthought: My experience of 30 years with stories involving tragedies is that during the first day or two after the incident has occurred, reports are frequently inaccurate and confusing. Questions are asked of Corps, Coast Guard. Safety officials, and company officials (as well as possible witnesses) at a time when no one really knows all the details. In the AP stories, the report was apparently made by someone who does not understand the river. So the early story had the tow passing through the flood gates (not the lock). In this instance, there were people obviously on the dam and lock walls, on two towboats that were assisting, and company officials nowhere near the scene. All of them are talking about it from a different viewpoint. All of them are trying to be accurate, but frequently they can't be. Our report reflects what is known from the early stories. By next week, hopefully the confusion will be out of the picture, and we will have a more accurate report and more names. A company official said they had no idea what happened. But we know what happened. High water happened! This is one of a long string of accidents that have occurred on waterways when crews challenge high, fast-running rivers. -Jack.
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