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SHIP NAME: Esso Cambria KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 1
source CAHILL_G
type D
volume 1500T
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Fully loaded nearly new VLCC was leaving Persian Gulf. Ship had suffered a black out in which one of the engine crew had been seriously injured, and they needed to get him ashore. CO was very tired, mistook Little Tumb Island, for Tumb Island, turned too soon, and went aground.

She struck the bottom forward at 15 knots. Cahill says she would have been squatting by the head 7 feet. She holed her forepeak and number one tanks, allowing 1,200 to 1,500 to escape. She did not strand, the aft section cleared the shoal, and she anchored about 5 miles east of Larak Island.