|RTM Cartier (left) and RTM Cook (right) on the Fitting Out Quay|
'RTM Cook' underwent her Inclining Experiment today and was off limits to all but the Senior Officers and one Supervisor for the day. We were left to our own devices to explore the vessel under construction in Dock 6 - PN68/RTM Zheng He and PN67/RTM Dampier. We were lucky to witness the engine for RTM Zheng He being installed though missed the moment of lowering into place using the 600T gantry crane.
|Yard workers unshackle the lifting rig from the Main Engine|
|One of the hanging conrods awaiting connection to the crankshaft|
A mystery ship here is 'Ocean Corona', a 180,000 DWT Capesize lying at anchor with a very visible tide mark on her hull. She arrived in Subic fully laden on 14th April after loading Saldanha Bay, South Africa. It looks like she has flooded one of the forward ballast tanks - grounding or hull failure? She is back at near even keel but her hull betrays that she has been 'down by the head' for some time.
|Ocean Corona at anchor|
|Well down by the head?|
|Ore Fabrica seen from RTM Cartier|