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This two-dimensional animation depicts the sequence of events in which the tank ship Eagle Otome collided with the docked cargo vessel Gull Arrow and subsequently collided with the Dixie Vengeance Tow.† The accident occurred at approximately 09:35 Central Standard Time on January 23, 2010 in the Sabine-Neches Canal, Port of Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas.
The animation displays performance data, information from the Voyage Data Recorder of the Eagle Otome and the local time of day. Selected comments from the Bridge Voice Recorder of the Eagle Otome are displayed as text at the time they occurred. Weather and visibility conditions at the time of the accident are not shown. This animation contains audio narration and an audio recording taken from a warning signal.
The display on the left hand side of the screen depicts an overall view of the Port of Port Arthur with the docked Gull Arrow, the Eagle Otome and Dixie Vengeance and their track paths. The right hand side of the screen is split; the top portion includes a legend of the accident vessels that transitions to the time and selected transcripts from the Bridge Voice Recorder; the bottom portion includes a close-up view of the Eagle Otome.
The animation begins with a still image and explanation of the orientation of the Eagle Otome positioned near Missouri Bend and the Dixie Vengeance north of the School House. The animation starts at time 09:23:00 and runs four times faster than actual speed until 09:33:20, when the animation begins real time play up to the transition to a security video of the accident at 09:35:00. The video portion includes labels indicating the Gull Arrow, an empty barge and tug docked in front of the Gull Arrow, and the Dixie Vengeance in the background.† The animation ends with a photograph with an overall view of the accident.
09:23:54 Pilot-1 hard to starboard
09:24:11 Pilot-1 starboard twenty
09:24:17 Pilot-1 slow ahead
09:24:40 Pilot-1 starboard ten
09:24:55 Pilot-1 starboard twenty
09:25:04 Pilot-1 midship
09:25:08 Pilot-1 hard to port
09:25:23 Pilot-1 half ahead
09:26:31 Pilot-1 slow ahead
09:26:34 Pilot-1 port twenty
09:27:07 Pilot-1 starboard ten
09:27:18 Pilot-1 starboard twenty
09:27:27 Pilot-1 hard starboard.
09:27:50 Pilot-1 half ahead
09:28:13 Pilot-1 is she gonna come back @?
09:28:19 Pilot-2 might.
09:28:43 Pilot-1 full ahead.
09:28:57 Pilot-1 half ahead.
09:29:06 Pilot-1 midship.
09:29:18 Pilot-1 port twenty.
09:29:49 Pilot-1 midship.
09:30:05 Pilot-1 hard to port.
09:30:13 Pilot-1 slow ahead.
09:31:08 Pilot-1 have somebody stand by forward in case we need him to use the anchor.
09:31:26 Pilot-1 half ahead.
09:31:36 Capt want full ahead sir?
09:31:44 Pilot-2 rapido.
09:31:46 Pilot-1 full ahead.
09:31:49 Capt I can give more if you want.
09:32:0 Pilot-1 half ahead.
09:32:33 Pilot-1 midship.
09:32:43 Pilot-1 hard to starboard.
09:33:14 Pilot-1 @ will you talk to this next tow?
09:33:25 Pilot-2 what do you want me to tell them? just one whistle or lookout here we come?
09:33:28 Pilot-1 one. yeah look out the one there is Vengeance.
09:33:35 Pilot-1 full ahead.
09:33:47 Pilot-1 captain let's let go that starboard anchor.
09:34:07 Pilot-1 full astern captain.
09:34:08 Capt full astern
09:34:16 Vengeance Dixie Vengeance inbound ship lookin' okay?
09:34:23 sound of twelve prolonged horn blasts