McCarthy takes another blowAdd theft to the list of woes suffered by the Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
Add theft to the list of woes suffered by the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. An estimated $4,000 worth of copper wire being stored on the docked ship turned up missing Wednesday morning, according to a Superior Police report.
Crews had been rewiring the ship and lengths of copper wire cut out of the ship were being stored on board, the report stated. Despite 24-hour-a-day security at Superior’s Hallett No. 8 Dock, where the ship is docked, approximately four pick-up loads of copper wire were taken from the McCarthy late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
The 1- to 2-inch diameter wire was covered in electrical casing which would have a lot of white paint on it, according to the report.
The McCarthy’s engine rooms flooded Jan. 14 after the ship’s hull was pierced by a submerged object as the ship was backing into a slip at Superior’s Hallett No. 8 Dock. Workers were able to pump water from the ship’s ballast tanks to life the stern. The two engine rooms were pumped dry last weekend, but there is no estimate on how long it will take to repair the McCarthy.