$117 million brand new Chinese ship sinks at launch

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COSL newbuild AHTS sinks at shipyard | Airbag ship launching technology




Water has leaked into the hold of an offshore oil vessel which is currently under construction at a major Chinese shipyard. The leak has led to the ship being grounded, according to an announcement made by the owner, China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) on Tuesday.
The incident involving the vessel "HYSY 682"³ occurred around 2:00 pm on January 14 at the Nantong Wharf of the shipyard, Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd., in east China's Jiangsu province, the announcement on COSL's official website stated.
Wuchang shipbuilding industry co., ltd. ,subordinated to china shipbuilding industry corporation (csic), was founded in 1934. It is a large-scale modernized and integrated enterprise which is committed to shipbuilding and an important military product manufacturing base in china.
COSL says it is actively assisting the shipyard in taking remedial action and claims that the incident has not led to any form of environmental pollution.
COSL, a subsidiary of the state-owned CNOOC Group, has initiated insurance claim procedures for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel which cost 740 million yuan (117.2 million U.S. dollars) to build.
In line with the construction contract, the shipyard will be held responsible for the safe keeping of the vessel prior to its delivery, the announcement says, noting that in case of losses or damages to the vessel, the shipyard will be held liable.
COSL contracted the shipyard to build the UT788CD utility vessels in April 2009 in Beijing, the financial website caixin.com reports. The first vessel, HYSY 681, was successfully launched at the shipyard in May last year, the report says, adding that the ship was designed by Rolls Royce.
 

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These things happen.

Maybe the Construction company had been given a deadline which could have led to overlooking some aspects.

I am sure they will refloat the ship and get it on line!
 

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may be they could not able to copy the some thing to keep the ship afloat
 

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Ha ha ha ............may be they started the construction from above but forgot to weld the bottoms. :lol:
 

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Bwahahahahahahahaha............
 

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the chinese do not properly copy making the hull ,so it sinks ,its simple ha ha ha .
 

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Sucks... s*** happens, despite the best laid plans of mice and men
 

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the ship was designed by ROLLS ROYCE!!!!! ???. If that is true then its probably not the fault of design but probably the fault and quality of welding electrodes used.
 

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I think it is because the Chinese want to do everything immediately and they lose sight of structural and mechanical safety.

They are always meeting deadlines.

There was this fantastic bridge which had to be made to coincide with Chinese Communist Party's celebration.

Even before a car could pass over it, it collapsed!

China is in too much of a hurry and so these types of consequences.
 
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Made in China

 
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They did not have a slipway?

Must be in a real hurry to launch and meet the deadline.
 

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It must be in the water at 13:00! Yes sir, push... captain, the boat is sinking. We must meet deadline! Push!!!
 

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two chines Titanic, that too at the launch site itself. Chini bhai please make it properly and do not be in hurry to create world record.
 

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