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SHIP NAME: Tosa Maru KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume Y
material
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While on a ballast voyage from Yokohama to the Persian Gulf, the 72,658 dwt Japanese motor tanker Tosa Maru was in collision with the fully loaded 149,634 Liberian motor tanker off Singapore, one mile south of the St Johns Islands, at 11 pm April 17, 1975. The impact resulted in immediate explosions, with both vessels being set on fire, and a large quantity of blazing oil spreading across the surface of the sea. The 31 crew members of the Japanese tanker were quickly rescued by a supply vessel. Following further explosions, the Tosa Maru, still on fire, sank by the stern in lat 01.11.18N, long 103.50E at 1 pm on April 18, her bow remaining above water at the angle of 45 degrees. The Cactus Queen which had been proceeding from Mena al Ahmadi, Kuwait to Henza Island Japan with 121,000 tonnes of crude oil, managed to resume her voyage after he fire had been extinguished, to discharge her enormous cargo safely.


source CTX
type A
volume 300M3
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ETC puts spill from Tosa Maru at 12,594 barrels of bunkers, has nothing on Cactus Queen.

Looks like Cactus Queen was the hitter, but we have no cause info. Tosa Maru was probably not inerted?

Hooke version does not match ETC. If 149,000 tonner was fully loaded, and end up discharging 121,000 tons, where did the other oil go? We have no idea what really happened.