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« on: April 26, 2019, 04:29:48 pm »

I was born & raised on the St Clair River.
Now in Australia.
Does anyone have updates on the Freighter St  Clair
fire? Cause and the fate of the ship?

Thanks in advance for any updates!
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Bjørn Knudsen
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 07:20:53 am »

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Don't worry be happy                    Regards Knudde
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 05:44:41 pm »

Saint-Clair and fire, a long story :
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 05:47:26 pm »

Hi, refer to the topic that Bjørn Knudsen shared up above for the story.  It will likely be months before we hear the fate of the ST. CLAIR, however. I suspect there will be plenty of investigations and political hoops to jump through to get to the bottom of this, with a lot of parties involved.

As for the future of the boat, some of the optimistic possibilities suggest that the entire stern end be rebuilt. Another suggestion was to convert the stern into an articulated barge, but her unusual draft may make that difficult. We still aren’t quite sure the exact extent of damage, but the fear is that the hull has been damaged beyond repair, and that factor may send the boat the the scrappers. Her current cargo runs are being outsourced to other companies for the time being.

All we can do right now is speculate, but weeks or months down the road, I will try to update once I hear official word. Either way, it doesn’t look good.

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