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SHIP NAME: Transhuron KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source MIT79
type D
volume 5000T
material
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Went aground after engine failure, navy cargo. MIT volume is bad see below.


source ETC
type D
volume 32441B
material crude(naptha?)
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source USCG
type D
volume 117251B
material
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Ship was a jumboized electric T2, loaded with 117251B US navy distillate from Bahrain to Subic Bay. Air conditioner nipple failed, sprayed water on the main switchboard, fire and loss of power. Nipple was cast iron and condenser was bronze. Master refused aid, weather was good, ship drifted for 2 days before going aground on Kiltan Island off SW Indian coast. Entire cargo was lost, All navigation gear was out of order since the loss of power, radar was out of order leaving Bahrain.


source ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR Y LIMNOLOG√ćA
type A
volume
material
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link biblioweb.dgsca.unam.mx

SOURCES OF OIL POLLUTION ALONG THE INDIAN COASTS OF ARABIAN SEA, BAY OF BENGAL INDIAN OCEAN, AND ITS IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL FISHERIES

On 26th September 1974 an American Oil Tanker 'Transhuron' carrying 18,500 tonnes furnace oil ran aground at Kiltan in the Lakshadweep area of south west coast of India of Arabian Sea spilling 3,325 tonnes of furnace oil and adversely affecting the marine life in the vicinity of Kiltan and south west coast of Arabian Sea.


source CTX
type D
volume 3325T
material D
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What a mess; but nice to have a real cause for a change. In most databases, this is simply a grounding.

The NTSB Report is NTIS AD-A037254, but CTX has not reviewed.

The machinery fire was on September 24, grounded on the 26th.

USCG claims entire cargo was lost. But Hooke claims Indians removed 14,000 tons, and the Indian source and ETC agrees. For now going with 3325T.