Loss of Stability

The author examines the casualty investigation surrounding the December 2003 incident in Albany, New York, in which the freighter Stellamare capsized and sank. Three of the Stellamare's crew died and five were injured in the incident, caused by human error through improper ballasting and cargo handling speed while loading a 308-metric-ton power plant generator onto the vessel. Concepts surrounding stability, typical cargo first and second "lift" procedures, and details of the actual incident, accident response, and accident aftermath are presented.


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  • Accession Number: 01111090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2008 10:38AM