World’s shortest sea trial

It appears to have been the world’s shortest sea trial for the car carrier DYVI PACIFIC.  The ship apparently capsized shortly after leaving the builders yard in Shadong, China on 23 April 2009.  The 6,200 car capacity (ceu) ship had just been recently christened at a ceremony on March 16, 2009 at  Samjin Shipbuilding Industries.  The ship was departing for trials and was scheduled to be delivered to its owners.  Photos show the sad state the ship is in now, and also indicate that the yard probably painted only one side of the ship for the naming ceremony.  A report from Tradewinds says that the ship struck rocks near the yard during trials, causing the capsizing.

More photos at Maritime Blog.

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