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- Jul 7, 2009
I never said a tug pushed there. I said it rubbed there or pushed into something there. The stabilizer pocket your referring to is above this area. You can see the red outline above the damage. The damage is actually looks like the turn of the bilge, since shes riding so high in the water.Truck1, sorry but maybe consider a little more research and knowledge before you post? Yes, the protection appears to be damaged and 1 piece missing, probably from rubbing on a protrusion when the unit passed a narrow point. A tug would never have pushed here. The visible part of the stabilizer appear to have no dents so the protective steel looks to have done the intended job during the transfer.
1. Before any prefab is shipped by ocean all openings and areas of possible ingress of water is protected. The steel is welded to the unit in exposed areas to protect the prefab unit from damage while underway.
2. Completed sea chest will have the interior pipes blinded, but otherwise left as-is. If the suction area of the sea chest is not completed a protective steel plate will be welded in place.
3. The area which you are pointing out is another protected area which was prepped for transport. You are looking the housing for the stabilizer and part of the stabilizer is visible. For a size ship like the Disney Wish this pocket is probably about 35-38 feet long. Steel plates are clearly visible tack welded on top and bottom to protect the installed stabilizer. Once the prefab reach the destination the temporary steel plates you see in the screen shot will be removed. The opening will be completed and most likely a final coaming will be welded in place on the inside edge to strengthen the steel in this very large open pocket in the shipside.
Heres a picture of the stabilizer pocket. You can see the outline in red. The damage is below it.
In reality, the damage may be lower then my line, along the bilge turn.You can see the curve of the hull better here.
Heres a close up of the damage. Theres 2 seams. The upper seam may be the fin pocket. The lower isnt as its separated by what looks like something solid, and its a fairly clean slice. Not all the way up, or jagged like you would expect if the pocket went that far down.