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    Default When was the last time there was an at sea operation of Kulluk Scale?

    Nowadays it seems every rescue or operation at sea involves mostly aircraft. When was the last time there was an operation with multiple vessels and attempts to tow like with the Kulluk?

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    Default Re: When was the last time there was an at sea operation of Kulluk Scale?

    TOR VIKING II rescued that 850 foot bulk carrier that lost power off Atka in the Central Aleutians. She steamed out from Dutch Harbor in really nasty weather, promptly got a line on the ship and towed it at around 8 knots back to Dutch Harbor.

    Of course recently there was POLAR WIND and its barge up on the beach about 350 miles SW of were KULLUK went on the beach..
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    Default Re: When was the last time there was an at sea operation of Kulluk Scale?

    Quote Originally Posted by tugsailor View Post
    TOR VIKING II rescued that 850 foot bulk carrier that lost power off Atka in the Central Aleutians. She steamed out from Dutch Harbor in really nasty weather, promptly got a line on the ship and towed it at around 8 knots back to Dutch Harbor.

    Of course recently there was POLAR WIND and its barge up on the beach about 350 miles SW of were KULLUK went on the beach..
    To score incidents for interest I use following:

    First, weather factor.
    Calm weather multiply by 1/2
    Rough weather by 1
    Wx at ops limit by 2

    Next for crew lifted by helo add 1 point for single person 2 points for small crew 3 points of large crew
    For every vessel directly involved add 2 points
    For every vessel that runs aground or sinks 3 points
    Add 2 points for each evolution (tow hook up etc)

    Add additional points for unusual circumstances or as required to manipulate the final score to achieve desired outcome.

    Tor Viking 4 points for two vessels x 2 for wx factor ,+ tow hooked up 2 = 10 points

    Polar Wind: 4 points for two vessels + 2 points for 5 crew by helo + 6 points for two vessels aground + 1 point for salvage ops + 2 points for weird fact the tug went aground = 15 points

    Polar wind aprox 50% more interesting then Tor Viking.

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    Default Re: When was the last time there was an at sea operation of Kulluk Scale?

    You could get an open form salvage award in admiralty court and be awarded a percentage of the Kulluks value for saving it from foundering. The capt. and crew a Keystone tanker were awarded a percentage of the space shuttles booster rocket which was under tow and the tug lost it then the Keystone vessel took up the tow "The firstest with the mostest win the salvage awards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too bad steam is gone View Post
    You could get an open form salvage award in admiralty court and be awarded a percentage of the Kulluks value for saving it from foundering. The capt. and crew a Keystone tanker were awarded a percentage of the space shuttles booster rocket which was under tow and the tug lost it then the Keystone vessel took up the tow "The firstest with the mostest win the salvage awards.
    Yes, big points for the award, plus three passes in shallow water with a loaded tanker before the tow line was passed. I have the book here at home somewhere In Peril A Daring Decision, a Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage That Made History

    Another one is the Marine Electric, of lesser interest the Cougar Ace.

    The Flying Enterprise was brought up a while back here, that was in the 1950's sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennebec Captain

    To score incidents for interest I use following:

    First, weather factor.
    Calm weather multiply by 1/2
    Rough weather by 1
    Wx at ops limit by 2

    Next for crew lifted by helo add 1 point for single person 2 points for small crew 3 points of large crew
    For every vessel directly involved add 2 points
    For every vessel that runs aground or sinks 3 points
    Add 2 points for each evolution (tow hook up etc)

    Add additional points for unusual circumstances or as required to manipulate the final score to achieve desired outcome.

    Tor Viking 4 points for two vessels x 2 for wx factor ,+ tow hooked up 2 = 10 points

    Polar Wind: 4 points for two vessels + 2 points for 5 crew by helo + 6 points for two vessels aground + 1 point for salvage ops + 2 points for weird fact the tug went aground = 15 points

    Polar wind aprox 50% more interesting then Tor Viking.

    K.C
    The wind just went on the beach here in Seattle to be rebuilt today. Both the barge and tug only took about 30-45min to pull off the beach. The guys at global /magone really do know what it takes!

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