Stern view & Paul R. Tregurtha, June 14, 2006. After unloading on January 29, she departed for her normal winter lay-up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. We have had a few days here on the St. Marys River so filled with action. Marie in Michigan. MV Paul R. Tregurtha is a Great Lakes-based bulk carrier freighter. This page has moved to the Global Energy Monitor wiki. This enabled salvage experts to successfully raise the ship’s bow by filling stern voids which reduced the amount of forward weight on the rocks, and hence refloat the vessel. This made for some great photo opportunities for tourists and Duluthians. After arriving Duluth on Sunday to load 66,000 tons of coal for the Detroit Edison power plant at St. Clair, Michigan, the Paul R. Tregurtha is seen above making her turn into the Duluth harbor, on her way out, officially going under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 11:45 this morning, April 25, 2016. 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. Steamship Co., and Chairman, C.E.O., and 50% owner of Mormac Marine Group, Inc. (owner of Interlake Steamship Co.). The ship was laden with approximately 56,000 tonnes of coal. SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). [5], "1,000-foot coal freighter stuck in St. Marys River", "Salvage Experts Refloat Grounded Vessel in St. Marys River", "1,000-foot Laker Stuck near Bayfront Park", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MV_Paul_R._Tregurtha&oldid=992989255, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2 × MaK M43C 6-cylinder inline four-stroke diesel engines 8,560, August 7, 1982: 63,007 ton (64,019 tonne) load at. Alongside the Paul R. Tregurtha (7795870362).jpg 4,320 × 3,240; 2.48 MB CMD is a 501(c Repairs to the hull took approximately three weeks to repair the damage. [3] With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at 5:30 a.m. on August 19, two tugs with a combined 4,000 horsepower (3,000 kW) moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. Tregurtha Grounding September 24, 2014. We all have, and on September 20, 2014 the captain of the M/V Paul R Tregurtha really had one of those days. It started with the grounding of the Paul R. Tregurtha which I wrote about earlier this week. Media in category "Paul R. Tregurtha grounding" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. WDIO-TV reports the 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck near shore shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. She then established a lower lakes record by loading 50,239 net tons of coal from Ashtabula to Consumers Power, becoming the largest cargo loaded on the lower Great Lakes. The completed hull No. De Lancey (1981-1990) Paul R. Tregurtha (1990- ) This page was last edited on 3 July 2019, at 07:35. The PRT is the longest Great Lakes freighter at 1, 013.5 feet long. The Paul R. Tregurtha is the current Queen of the Lakes, the largest ship operating on the Great Lakes. The laker, owned by the Interlake Steamship Company, was carrying over 68, 000 tons of coal cargo when it got stuck. Marie in Michigan. First 71 cargoes totaled 4,151,398 tons (4,218,086 mt), averaging 58,450 tons (59,389 mt) per load, restricted due to the lower draft in Lorain (less draft) and Escanaba to Indiana Harbor, Holds lower lakes record of 50,239 net tons of coal, shipped from, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 05:19. Marie. The freighter was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal when it grounded at the bow. Following survey didn’t find any damages, vessel resumed voyage early in the morning Sep 21. The ship was out of operation for 30 days.[2][3]. A 1,013-foot self-unloading bulk carrier ran aground and pivoted sideways, becoming stuck on both sides of the St. Marys River channel and blocking a crucial [1], In winter 2004, she was asked to transport a reserve of coal to Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. [2], At around 3 a.m. on August 15, 2012, as she was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal, the bow of Paul R. Tregurtha became grounded in the outbound channel of St. Marys River, just north of the Neebish Island ferry crossing, near Sault Ste. Laker Paul R Tregutha grounding Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Sep 23, 2014 at 09:15. Built in two parts, her keel was laid down on July 12, 1979, at the American Ship Building Company yard in Toledo, Ohio. [2], It was reported that the Tregurtha suffered “significant damage” to the hull and to its port rudder. With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at 5:30 a.m. on August 19, two tugs with a combined 4,000 horse… Media in category "Paul R. Tregurtha grounding" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. At approximately 3 am on August 15, 2012 the Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground in the outbound channel of the St. Marys River, just North of the Neebish Island Ferry crossing, near Sault Ste. [1], She was the subject of a television program in the first season of Discovery Channel Canada's series Mighty Ships. That program recounts how in 2008, while leaving Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck in ice and cracked steel plating on the port side of her bow, causing ballast tank water to leak out. The Paul R. Tregurtha is sitting aground across the shipping channel just north of the Rock Cut in the St. Marys River. Looking Back - Paul R Tregurtha grounding in Duluth - 2014 One of the most interesting occurrences that had to do with shipping in the Duluth harbor happen in 2014 when the 1000ft Paul R Tregurtha went aground near Bayfront Park. The freighter was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal when it grounded at the bow. Names: William J. The Tregurtha is the longest ship operating on the Great Lakes. Her stern then pivoted and grounded on the opposite side of the channel, completely blocking the approach to the Rock Cut in the Lower St. Marys River. (Matt Miner) Passing through Rock Cut, July 6, 2007. She arrived back in Lorain on May 16, 1981. (Matt Miner) Stern view. 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Capable of unloading at a rate of 10,000 long tons of iron ore per hour, or 6,000 net tons of coal per hour, the total system displaces 14,497 tons.[1]. This video shows some still images I took from a helicopter of the incident. She can carry up to 68,000 gross tons of taconite pellets or 71,000 net tons of coal. CMD is a 501(c While the cause is unknown, thankfully no one was hurt. De Lancey, she was the last of the 13 "thousand footers" to enter service on the Great Lakes, and was also the last Great Lakes vessel built at the American Ship Building Company yard in Lorain, Ohio. At around 3 a.m. on August 15, 2012, as she was proceeding downbound with 62,000 tons of coal, the bow of Paul R. Tregurtha became grounded in the outbound channel of St. Marys River, just north of the Neebish Island ferry crossing, near Sault Ste. The grounding of the Paul R. Tregurtha ship in Duluth Harbour, Minnesota, United States. SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). 909 has a total length of 1,013 feet (309 m). USCG reported generator fire on board of bulk carrier PAUL R. TREGURTHA in the morning Jun 18 in Lake Superior, which was extinguished by crew in about an hour. The Paul R. Tregurtha was departing Duluth … The 1013 foot long bulk self-unloader Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground on Lake Superior in Duluth harbor, Minnesota. The Paul R. Tregurtha … Formally launched on February 4, 1981, the vessel was christened on April 25, 1981, as William J. The biggest vessel sailing in the waters of Lake Superior, Paul R. Tregurtha, ran aground on Saturday, September 20th in the mud just off the shore of Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth Harbour, the Great Lakes. She is the current Queen of the Lakes, an unofficial but widely-recognized title given to the longest vessel active on the Great Lakes. The William J. DeLancey was rechristened Paul R. Tregurtha at Sturgeon Bay on May 23, 1990. On completion, the forward section was towed to their yard in Lorain, Ohio where it was mated with the stern portion. DULUTH (AP) -- The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth. The Tregurtha, the longest Great Lake freighter, is 1013.5 feet long. The ship was laden with approximately 56,000 tonnes of coal. Laker Paul R Tregutha loaded with coal ran aground at 1520 LT Sep 20 in the Duluth harbor near Bayfront Festival Park, Lake Superior, USA. This enabled salvage experts to successfully raise the ship's bow by filling stern voids which reduced the amount of forward weight on the rocks, and hence refloat the vessel. After running aground, the stern then pivoted and grounded on the opposite side of the channel, completely blocking the approach to the Rock Cut in the Lower St. Marys River. Two tug boats helped free the ship at about 7 … The vessel master of the 1,013-foot lake freighter reported … Paul-R-Tregurtha News: Winter Work On The Great Lakes, 2019 Shipping Season To Open For Duluth, Fire Aboard 1,000-Foot Freighter In Lake Superior, Interlake The … A generator fire aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha stopped the ship in Whitefish Bay early Monday. Downbound at Mission Pt. (Matt Miner) Stern view. She comes to Duluth about once a week and almost always loads coal, usually for Detroit Edison power plants. After spending four hours aground, the ship was set free by two Coast Guard tugboats. Loading 43,000 net tons in Conneaut, Ohio, both United States and Canadian Coast Guard services provided ice breaking assistance so that the voyage was completed without any delays. The ship blocked the shipping channel delaying eleven other ships for a day.With assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, at approximately 6 a.m. on August 16, two tugs moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. She holds a number of cargo records:[1], On termination of the Republic Steel contract, on May 23, 1990, she was rechristened MV Paul R. Tregurtha at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, named in honor of the Vice Chairman of Interlake Steamship Co. On May 3, 2002, her only captain died in his cabin, Captain Mitch Hallin, aged 55. WDIO-TV reports the 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck near shore shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. The coal ship Paul R. Tregurtha lies stranded in the St. Marys River. After undergoing repairs at the Fraser Shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin, she then loaded her coal cargo at the dock and carried it to Detroit, Michigan. After a freighter fire the Coast Guard says the Paul R. Tregurtha is on the way to her next port for repairs. "Everybody I've talked to has said it's a trip of a lifetime and I have to agree with that," the Fort Gratiot man said from aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha Thursday. Two tug boats helped free the ship at about 7 p.m. A … The 1981-built MV Paul R. Tregurtha is the unofficial “Queen of the Lakes”, meaning she is the longest vessel currently in operation on the Great Lakes with a length of 1,013.5 feet. It comes after a generator fire on the vessel Monday morning in Lake Superior. M/V LEE A. TREGURTHA and M/V CHARLES M. BEEGHLY are repowered with highly automated diesel engines. According […] Designed by the American Ship Building Company to fulfil two briefs: With the second brief in mind, she was one of the first freighters with full air conditioning, elevators, and luxurious décor. This page was last edited on 25 December 2019, at 23:06. Paul R Tregurtha grounding in Duluth - 2014 One of the most interesting occurrences that had to do with shipping in the Duluth harbor happen in 2014 when the 1000ft Paul R Tregurtha went aground near Bayfront Park. The 1,013.5-foot Paul R. Tregurtha was departing with a full load of coal when it failed to negotiate the turn toward the Aerial..… The longest ship on the Great Lakes appeared headed directly toward the stage at Bayfront Festival Park after running aground in the Duluth harbor on Saturday afternoon. Update: Salvage experts successfully refloated the freighter Paul R. Tregurtha early Thursday morning that had been hard aground in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River. American Spirit Grounding 06/17/2018 The American Spirit came to a stop not far from where another 1,000-foot ship, the Paul R. 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