Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wired Article on Salvage of Cougar Ace

U.S. Coast Guard Photo
This article about the salvage of the Cougar Ace was published in 2008 but I just happened across it the other day. It from Wired Magazine: High Tech Cowboys of the Sea, The Race to Save the Cougar Ace. - Very good article. Good explanation of the technical aspects of the salvage.

The ship had about 430 tons of fuel aboard, it probably holds about 4000 tons, so she was carrying minimum fuel, about 8 days, just enough to reach port with a few days reserve. With minimum fuel there was less margin for ballast errors.


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