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SHIP NAME: Panther KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume 15T
material crude
dead
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The Liberian steam tanker Panther was on a voyage from Bajo Grande Ven to Antwerp and Ostermoor loaded with a cargo of 25,000 tons of crude oil when she ran aground on the South Goodwin Sands in lat 51.10.36N, long 01.30.24E on March 30, 1971, during very bad visibility. Attempts by 10 tugs to pull her off were unsuccessful. The vessle's master, Captain A. Mathias reported that he had failed to pick up a pilot near Dover because his radio had broken down. A half-mile oil slick subsequently covered the beach at Deal and patches of oil were washed ashore at Sandwich, six miles away. To prevent a possible pollution disaster, it was decided to offload some 10,000 tons of the crude oil into relief tankers. The operation was constantly interrupted by gale force winds with consequent further spillage of oil into the sea. It was estimated that approximately 15 tons of crude had leaked in total. Then, after seven unsuccessful attempts, the Panther was finally refloated on April 4, but not until five tugs involved had pulled for over an hour.


source CTX
type C
volume 15T
material crude
dead
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Ship was a CTL and broken up in Spain. 15 tons seems awfully low. Maybe she grounded at a very low tide.