Saturday, September 20, 2014

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.
The Tregurtha was pulled free by tugs after several hours sitting in the muck.

In the following video, you can see the Tregurtha start to make it's final turn towards the bridge, but then you hear the emergency horn prior to seeing the boat stop.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for moving the cams around so we could see what was going on.

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  2. I also thank you for putting a camera on the event. I watched the event on the LSMMA roof cam with audio and heard the warning whistle. It must have drawn great attention from the hundreds of folks at the lake front stage with that big bow upon them!

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  3. thanks Dennis! we, too, were watching this ordeal! glad is ok, was there any damage, to the ship, that you heard of?

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  4. Thanks Dennis. Great overhead pix.

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  5. I am the wife of a crew member, and have just returned from a week long trip on this ship. I can, with great confidence, assure you this crew and Captain are very competent and attentive. There has been some equipment failures in recent trips and I would assume that is the cause of this event. Thank you for the pictures. No damage to the ship, no injuries to the crew.

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    1. I understand - crew too seasoned, equipment failure was my guess.

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  6. Thank you for your remarks. No doubt, there were extenuating circumstances and as long as no one got hurt, there will be valuable lessons to learn. It will be very interesting to hear what the cause was.

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  7. I noticed in the pictures it looks like the Tregurtha struck something near the bow, possibly the buoy. Your thoughts.

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  8. fantastic pictures of the tragurtha grounding. Thanks Dennis.

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  9. After the grounding, the two hillside cameras got reversed. camera 1 pointed at the harbor does not update

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