The Pros And Cons Of Grounding

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II. VIEWPOINT When a ship ran aground it will have impact inn seabed or in waterway side. It can be intentional like in a beaching to the land crew or in a cargo, and like careening for maintenance or in repair, or it can be unintentional like in a marine accident. If it is an accidental case, it commonly called as “running aground”. If the grounding is unintentionally happened, it can result simply to a stranding with any or without any damage to the part of the ship’s hull that is submerged to the ground. Breaching in the submerging part of the hull will or may significantly result or lead to ship’s flooding, which will cause of absence of containment of the watertight bulkhead of the ship that will or may substantially compromise the ship’s structural integrity as well as the stability and the safety of the ship. If the grounding is so severe it will apply an extreme loads in the ship’s structures. In other cases if the accident or if the grounding is less severe it will or might result only to damaging the ship’s hull. However, in very very serious accidents or grounding, it will or might lead to the breaching of the ship’s hull, spilling of cargos, vessel’s total loss, and in worst cases, human casualties. In a Global perspectives, grounded ships are about one third of the…show more content…
The Luno was en route in ballast to a nearby port when it suffered engine failure. The cargo ship was driven ashore by heavy seas when it smashed into the breakwater. Two helicopters responded to the scene lifting 12 crewmen to safety. No reports of injuries. The seas continued to pound the Luno until it eventually broke-in-two. The bow pushed up on the beach while the stern section later capsized and sank. Some 120 cubic meters of fuel oil was on board the Luno. Reports state some fuel was release, but the amount of pollution was minimal, Mr. Paul Hancock

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