the Sea Victory re-assumes her tow of the USS New Jersey, pending completion of repairs to
the tug's port main engine in Miami, and the Battleship's transfer from the tug
Mariner,these reports will be periodic. They will include dual reports of both the
Sea Victory's status in Miami, and the progress and position of the USS New Jersey's
passage with the Mariner.
USS New Jersey
With The Mariner
Time of Report:
Wednesday, November 3
Latitude: 24 Degrees, 25 Minutes North
Longitude: 81 Degrees, 03 Minutes West
Days Run: 152 Nautical Miles from 1:30 a.m.,Tuesday, November 2
Average Speed: 6.3 Knots
Total Run This Leg: 361 Nautical Miles from the transfer point
Total Average Speed: 5.5 Knots
Hours / Days from transfer point: 66.2 Hours
Swells: 4 - 7 Feet from the North
Transfer To The Mariner:
Sunday, October 31, beyond the 12 Mile territorial waters of Cuba, South of Cabo
Frances,at 21 Degrees, 35 Minutes North / 84 Degrees, 03 Minutes West.
Position: The USS New Jersey, as of the
last position report available from the tug Mariner, was transiting the Gulf of Mexico
South of the Florida Keys.
The Sea Victory
Time of Report: 9:00 a.m.,
Wednesday, November 3
Location: The Sea Victory is now berthed at Terminal 6, Dodge Island,
Miami Harbor, undergoing repairs to her port main engine.
Latitude: 25 Degrees, 46 Minutes North
Longitude: 80 Degrees, 10 Minutes West
Yesterdays Run To Miami: 95.3 Nautical Miles to Miami Harbor from
Monday, 8:00 p.m. Report, South of the Florida Keys.
Yesterday's Average Speed: 9.72 Knots
Total Run This Leg: 460 Nautical Miles from transfer point to Miami
Total Average Speed: 10.27 Knots
SEA VICTORY ENGINE REPAIRS UNDERWAY
Teams of engineering specialists from Crowley Marine
Services and other related companies bore down on the Sea Victory as soon as she docked at
Miami Harbor yesterday. Since the tug tied up to the dock at Terminal 6, it has been
non-stop activity in the engine room and dockside.
The heavy-lifting of component parts to the engine took
up most of yesterday's work schedule, and this morning there is more analysis and
refinement than brute physical and mechanical labor. Walking from Sea Victory's
galley through the passageway past the entry to the engine room exposes one to the
constant sounds of high-speed tools hard at work down below.
Progress is being made rapidly. But exactly when the Sea
Victory will be declared fit and ready for resumption of the USS New Jersey tow will have
to wait a few more hours.
A strong desire to get the tug ready and back to sea,
connected to the Battleship once again, seems to have taken over everyone involved here.
It should not be long now.
Submitted by Bob Wernet onboard the Sea Victory.