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SHIP NAME: Hyde Park KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source USCG
type D
volume 100B
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Lost power at MM92 enroute to Dow Chemical at Baton Rouge. Had 25,000 MT gasoline on-board. Drifted down river, multiple collisions including sinking a crew boat and a barge containing caustic soda. But only loss from tanker itself was from a hole in a bunker tank. Onwer reported lost 50B BFO, USCG thinks its about a 100B. Regained power at MM 79 and anchored.


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At approximately 1830 on 26 February 1999, the Liberian-registered tankship HYDE PARK was upbound on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) when she experienced a loss of cooling water pressure. The pilot immediately anchored the vessel near the right-descending (west) bank of the river at approximately mile 91.7, just above Quarantine Anchorage. Since 33 CFR 110.195(18) prohibits loaded tankships from anchoring in Quarantine Anchorage without permission from the Captain of the Port, the MSO New Orleans Operations Center directed the HYDE PARK to proceed to the nearest available anchorage once temporary repairs to the cooling system were completed. At approximately 2220, the HYDE PARK, with the assistance of two tugs, began to turn around to head to a nearby downriver anchorage. During this turn, the HYDE PARK crossed the river, collided with the tow of the M/V HERMAN POTT, and allided with the Port Ship Services and Domino Sugar facilities, all on the east bank of the LMR. These contacts resulted in substantial structural damage to the HYDE PARK; the sinking or disabling of several barges in the HERMAN POTT's tow; the total loss of the crew boat MISS LESLIE, which was moored at Port Ship Services; minor damage to the involved shore facilities; and a spill of eight metric tons of fuel oil from the HYDE PARK in the LMR.


source CTX
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volume 100B
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This miraculous escape got almost no publicity.