Closer look: What likely caused damage to Golden Ray cargo ship?


>>As we arrived at

>>the airport. We’re told link ♪
>>the airport. We’re told link
and Douglas were taken to>>the airport. We’re told link
and Douglas were taken to
Memorial Hospital. But. and Douglas were taken to
Memorial Hospital. But.
>>Newsfourjax I team is Memorial Hospital. But.
>>Newsfourjax I team is
documenting damage and asking>>Newsfourjax I team is
documenting damage and asking
questions about the Golden Ray documenting damage and asking
questions about the Golden Ray
cargo ship that overturned in questions about the Golden Ray
cargo ship that overturned in
Saint Simons sound 2 weeks ago. cargo ship that overturned in
Saint Simons sound 2 weeks ago.
We’re also learning more about Saint Simons sound 2 weeks ago.
We’re also learning more about
what may have happened in the We’re also learning more about
what may have happened in the
early morning hours leading what may have happened in the
early morning hours leading
up to the accident and tarts early morning hours leading
up to the accident and tarts
here with a start you got a up to the accident and tarts
here with a start you got a
real good look at the ship. here with a start you got a
real good look at the ship.
>>Absolutely we were able to real good look at the ship.
>>Absolutely we were able to
get closer to the Golden Ray>>Absolutely we were able to
get closer to the Golden Ray
car carrier than ever before by get closer to the Golden Ray
car carrier than ever before by
boat, just about a 150 yards car carrier than ever before by
boat, just about a 150 yards
away and from this distance we boat, just about a 150 yards
away and from this distance we
could see away and from this distance we
could see
this so the keel there it’s could see
this so the keel there it’s
kind of small to see what OT this so the keel there it’s
kind of small to see what OT
more but it’s it’s some damage kind of small to see what OT
more but it’s it’s some damage
there to the ship and we wanted more but it’s it’s some damage
there to the ship and we wanted
to find out. What happened. there to the ship and we wanted
to find out. What happened.
A charter boat to find out. What happened.
A charter boat
captain takes the news for A charter boat
captain takes the news for
jax’s I team within 2 football captain takes the news for
jax’s I team within 2 football
fields of the Golden Ray cargo jax’s I team within 2 football
fields of the Golden Ray cargo
ship. fields of the Golden Ray cargo
ship.
>>It’s lying on its side in ship.
>>It’s lying on its side in
the Saint Simon Sam,>>It’s lying on its side in
the Saint Simon Sam,
from the water we were able to the Saint Simon Sam,
from the water we were able to
observe damage that we could from the water we were able to
observe damage that we could
not see from a distance. observe damage that we could
not see from a distance.
This caught our attention what not see from a distance.
This caught our attention what
appears to be scraped paint This caught our attention what
appears to be scraped paint
where the bulbous bow appears to be scraped paint
where the bulbous bow
transitions to the keel of the where the bulbous bow
transitions to the keel of the
ship. Notice the rest of the transitions to the keel of the
ship. Notice the rest of the
vessels bottom is all red. ship. Notice the rest of the
vessels bottom is all red.
We wanted to know if this was vessels bottom is all red.
We wanted to know if this was
significant well first of all We wanted to know if this was
significant well first of all
it’s right up near the bow. significant well first of all
it’s right up near the bow.
>>And it scraping of the pain. it’s right up near the bow.
>>And it scraping of the pain.
>>And we know that there was a>>And it scraping of the pain.
>>And we know that there was a
buoy Billy 19 that actually one>>And we know that there was a
buoy Billy 19 that actually one
totally underneath the ship buoy Billy 19 that actually one
totally underneath the ship
and so what that pain scraping totally underneath the ship
and so what that pain scraping
likely is the chain and the and so what that pain scraping
likely is the chain and the
bully passing underneath the likely is the chain and the
bully passing underneath the
ship and scraping away all bully passing underneath the
ship and scraping away all
the pain. ship and scraping away all
the pain.
>>Maritime expert, Rod the pain.
>>Maritime expert, Rod
Sullivan says that damage>>Maritime expert, Rod
Sullivan says that damage
probably occurred after the Sullivan says that damage
probably occurred after the
ship overturned. He points out probably occurred after the
ship overturned. He points out
at the time of the accident. ship overturned. He points out
at the time of the accident.
Another vessel was approaching at the time of the accident.
Another vessel was approaching
the Golden Ray in both ships Another vessel was approaching
the Golden Ray in both ships
were sharing the same channel. the Golden Ray in both ships
were sharing the same channel.
>>Another car carrier called were sharing the same channel.
>>Another car carrier called
the emerald ace that was>>Another car carrier called
the emerald ace that was
inbound and we had the ship, the emerald ace that was
inbound and we had the ship,
the Golden Ray outbound and as inbound and we had the ship,
the Golden Ray outbound and as
the 2 ships pass in a head to the Golden Ray outbound and as
the 2 ships pass in a head to
head passing one has to get to the 2 ships pass in a head to
head passing one has to get to
the right side of the channel head passing one has to get to
the right side of the channel
the north side the other gets the right side of the channel
the north side the other gets
to the the north side the other gets
to the
south side. And when they to the
south side. And when they
passed or basically at the south side. And when they
passed or basically at the
edges of their channel and that passed or basically at the
edges of their channel and that
appears to be about where the edges of their channel and that
appears to be about where the
uh the the rolling over appears to be about where the
uh the the rolling over
occurred. uh the the rolling over
occurred.
>>Sullivan suspects in proper occurred.
>>Sullivan suspects in proper
stabilization was also a factor>>Sullivan suspects in proper
stabilization was also a factor
in the gold or a turning over stabilization was also a factor
in the gold or a turning over
on in the gold or a turning over
on
its side. He thinks the ballast on
its side. He thinks the ballast
tank which is a compartment its side. He thinks the ballast
tank which is a compartment
within the bottom of the ship tank which is a compartment
within the bottom of the ship
wasn’t balance properly. within the bottom of the ship
wasn’t balance properly.
As the ship made the turn. wasn’t balance properly.
As the ship made the turn.
>>My experience has been that As the ship made the turn.
>>My experience has been that
no accident major collision>>My experience has been that
no accident major collision
accident. Disaster like this no accident major collision
accident. Disaster like this
doesn’t happen without 2 things going wrong. And the 2 things going wrong. And the 2 things
going wrong here in my opinion going wrong. And the 2 things
going wrong here in my opinion
was probably lack of stability going wrong here in my opinion
was probably lack of stability
because of improper bow sting was probably lack of stability
because of improper bow sting
and lack of proper cargo because of improper bow sting
and lack of proper cargo
securing causing the cars and lack of proper cargo
securing causing the cars
rolled to one side. securing causing the cars
rolled to one side.
>>Now at the time of the rolled to one side.
>>Now at the time of the
accident the tide was rising as>>Now at the time of the
accident the tide was rising as
the Golden Ray was outbound the accident the tide was rising as
the Golden Ray was outbound the
low tide and just passed. the Golden Ray was outbound the
low tide and just passed.
Sullivan does not think that

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