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Hooker on the Street: Reactor offload at BP

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On Friday, December 9, 2011, a reactor vessel in transport to the BP Cherry Point Refinery was displaced off a barge while approaching the beach at Gulf Road (Figure 1). An electric manlift also fell off the barge at the same time. The reactor vessel was a steel cylindrical pressure vessel 139 ft long and 12 ft in diameter except at the lower end where a skirt flared to 16 ft. The vessel weighed approximately 970,000 pounds. The bottom end (16-ft diameter skirt) sank to the seafloor. The vessel was recovered on December 21, 2011, and transfer to the refinery was completed successfully.

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