Problems continue to plague BP ships

MOORING BITTS: Three tankers had posts replaced after one broke off.
Anchorage Daily News |
Published: February 8th, 2007 04:34 AM
Last Modified: February 8th, 2007 03:11 PM

BP’s new fleet of oil tankers, already dogged by cracked rudders and missing anchors, now has a new glitch.

Fleet managers have been forced to replace deck fixtures called mooring bitts on three of four ships after tests showed they were defective and one violently broke down.

Mooring bitts are stout metal posts around which ropes are lashed for tugging on ships or securing them to a dock.

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Daily News reporter Wesley Loy can be reached at or 257-4590.


~ by fredfelleman on March 19, 2008.

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