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SHIP NAME: Trader KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source MIT1979
type D
volume 34000LT
material
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Spill is listed as a Capsize???


source HOOKE
type A
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The Greek steam tanker Trader, loaded with a cargo of crude oil at Batum, sank off the SW coast of Greece in lat 36.20N, long 19.43E on June 11, 1972, after severe engine room leakage. All her crew members were safely picked up by the Greek motor vessel Peleus. An enormous oil slick covering some 100 square kilometres was reported to have covered the Mediterranean between Greece and Sicily.


source CTX
type D
volume 34000T
material C
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CEDRE call this spill a hull failure sinking.

Cutter calls this spill a structural mechanical failure.

Usually engine room flooding is not a hull structural problem, but rather a machinery problem. For a turbine tanker, the most likely cause was a failure in the main sea water cooling piping. This is consistent with Hooke's unusual use of the word leakage.