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SHIP NAME: Cherry Vinstra KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source ITOPF
type D
volume 16000T
material crude
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Cause is given as "Hull defect"


source HOOKE
type D
volume
material crude
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The Singapore motor tanker Cherry Vinstra, which had sailed from Kuwait on December 1, 1974, bound for Cochin with a cargo of 18,200 tons of crude oil, caught fire following an explosion in her engine room on December 5 in the Arabian Sea in lat 21,01N, logn 62.07E. The crew safely abandoned ship, which drifted until being taken in tow by the sister vessel, the Cherry Cearelle, which took the gutted vessel to Cochin. After being declared a constructive total loss, the Cherry Vinstra was sold to Pakistani shipbreakers and broken up at Gadani Beach.


source CTX
type C
volume 16000T
material C
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Both ITOPF and ETC follow OSIR which claims an 110,000 barrel spill. But this in no way matches the Hooke account. The owner Jen Pedr Roed in the very early 80's talked to Jack Devanney about this casualty. His account matches Hooke. According to Roed, the ER was flooded, right up to the point that the ship would have sunk. One of his other ships rescued the Vinstra and towed her in, allowing Roed to make a gigantic salvage claim on his own ship, a fact that he got a big kick out of.

Despite OSIR/ETC/ITOPF, CTX believes there was nil spillage.