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SHIP NAME: Eagle Charlotte KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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On April 20, 2004 at 0005 hours, the tank vessel EAGLE CHARLOTTE was down bound at mile marker 63 on the Lower Mississippi River, when it suffered a temporary loss of steering and subsequent soft grounding from undetermined causes. Vessel executed emergency maneuvers (main engine full astern) and switched to the emergency steering mode. Steering was regained and the swing of the vessel was controlled. With assistance of a tug, the vessel was swung upriver and maneuvered toward Lagrange Anchorage. Class Society NKK visited vessel to conduct a survey of the steering loss. In addition, Radio Holland technicians also tested the steering gear system and the cause of the failure was undetermined. Steering gear tested to the satisfaction of class society. See class report attached as evidence. No further damage, secondary pollution or casualties reported.


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