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SHIP NAME: Ampuria KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source MIT79
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Burn out of main generator. Commentary unclear but may have spilled entire cargo. MIT had the ship's name as Ampunia.


source HOOKE
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The Panamanian motor tanker Ampuria was on a voyage from Cochin to Port Okha with 16,000 tons of furnace oil, when she ran aground at Harshad mata, 20 miles NE of Porbandar in lat 21.49N 69.20E on August 4, 1970, after drifting with generator and machinery problems. With her engine room flooded and fear that the vessel would break up at any time due to the continuous pounding, the entire 38 man crew abandoned ship, being picked up from their lifeboats by the Wakakusa Maru. Luckily the cargo tanks held, giving the Indian authorities time to discharge the oil into smaller tankers, thus avoiding pollution on a massive scale. The wreck was sold and refloated, heavily damaged, but, while at anchor broke up and sank.


source ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR Y LIMNOLOG√ćA
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SOURCES OF OIL POLLUTION ALONG THE INDIAN COASTS OF ARABIAN SEA, BAY OF BENGAL INDIAN OCEAN, AND ITS IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL FISHERIES

On 4th August 1970 in North west coast of India, the greek oil tanker 'Ampuria' went aground off Kutch with a full load (15,622 tonnes) of furnace oil (Fig. 1). There was a positive danger to fishing grounds if the oil had spilled out. However, the Indian Navy mounted an emergency operation and saved about 12,000 tonnes of oil. Only 3,500 tonnes of oil leaked out.


source CTX
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MIT79 says grounding. Ship was 16400 dwt, built 1950.