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Photographer:Christian Krajewski [View profile]Title:KATHRYN SPIRITAdded:Apr 04, 2018
Captured:March 22, 2018IMO:6717069Hits:2,876
Location:Montreal, Canada
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
The KATHRYN SPIRIT being dismantle on the St.Lawrence River, near Beauharnois, located upstream from Montréal city, on March 22, 2018.
Vessel Identification
Name:Kathryn Spirit
Former name(s):
- Menominee (Until 2006 Nov)
- Holmsund (Until 1997 Apr)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:9,261 tons
Summer DWT:12,497 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1967
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (3)

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IACSman on Apr 12, 2018 08:10 (1 year ago)
As I understand from the newspaper, the fire started in the engine room, and presumably (according to the local Fire chief) in oil soaked insulation.
Such a situation could have (and does) happen on ships still in service, both old and new.
I have entered many purifier / fuel oil pump room's and noted a "fresh paint smell" from insulation around fuel pipes, and when squeezing gently on the insulation, oil is seeping thru, effectively making the insulation a fuse just missing a heat source to set it on fire.

In this case, at a scrap (recycling) yard, I guess the "old lady" decided to expell some fumes for the very last time, and it looks like no one got injured. Similar fires has started on many ships while still in service, with more dramatic outcome.
MattyBoy on Apr 07, 2018 13:44 (1 year ago)
So they built a coffer dam around her !!! Wouldn't mind seeing it from the air. Can't you hire Tomas or one of the other Shipspotters who own a drone, Christian ?
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