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SHIP NAME: Alkis KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume 25000T
material C
dead 0
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While en route from Khor al Amaya to Montevidea loaded with 25,000 tons of crude oil, the Liberian motor tanker Alkis arrived off the small Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha on about July 6, 1971, after a storm had caused severe cracks in her deck plating and also buckled several tanks. When the master reported that his vessel was unable to proceed any further without tug assistance, the salvage tug Statesman arrived and prepared the tanker for towage but as the weather again deteriorated she was abandoned by the 37 men onboard. The Statesman then began to tow the Alkis toward Cape Town but, leaking heavily, the tanker sank about 650 miles from Tristan da Cunha in about lat 33.01S, long 02.41W on July 30.


source CTX
type D
volume 29MML
material
dead 0
link

This casualty does not show up on any of the big spill lists that CTX has seen. Did they lighter? Based on Hooke, they did not.