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SHIP NAME: Tarik Ibn Ziyad KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source MIT79
type A
volume 110000LT
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Scraped buoy and edge of channel after picking up pilot. Buoy possibly out of position. Grounded in inner harbor just inside Niteroi Bridge. This source say 110000LT spill, but seems very unlikely.


source OSCH
type D
volume 109950B
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The Tarik Ibn Ziyad grounded on March 26, 1975 while entering the Sao Sebastiao terminal at Santos, Brazil. Tanks ruptured and the vessel leaked oil for approximately 15 hours.

Oil impacted beaches at Governador Island, Bananal, Freguesia, Pitangueriras, Bandeiras, Engenhoca, Jardim Guanabara, and the Island of Fundao. Oil was accidentally ignited on the Island of Fundao. Oil entered the Jequia River, heavily oiling the biological preserve there. The oil in the preserve caught fire and destroyed mangrove trees.

The State Environmental Engineering Foundation (FEEMA) coordinated the spill response of which the Ministry of the Navy, the Municipal Street Cleaning Company (COMLURB) of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, and Petroleo Brasileiro (PETROBRAS) were the principal participants.


source ETC
type D
volume 109950B
material crude
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source OSIR
type D
volume 4618000G
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source CTX
type D
volume 109950B
material
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Looks like MIT screwed up barrels and tons. OSCH's reference to Santos is clearly wrong, all the other place names are in Baia de Gunabara, Rio.

Really not enough info to even make a guess at a cause, but quite a few groundings take place picking up and dropping pilot. For now CTX is calling this a conning error, but we need more data, including depth of penetration.