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SHIP NAME: LSCO Petrochem KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source OSIR
type D
volume 4618000G
material F
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link

Location is Off Louisiana, Gulf Of Mexico.


source Shipping Times
type A
volume
material F
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Stranded 2.2 miles NW by W of San Fernando, LA on 4/10/76 (from Batangas with petroleum products); refloated 6/10/76 after lightening cargo; not repaired. Scrapped at Kaohsiung.


source CTX
type D
volume Y
material
dead
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This ship is the ex-Wilmina, ex-Blanford, grt 12426, built Harland and Wolfe, 1953. Despite the name she was an ordinary tanker. The LSCO stands for Luzon Stevedoring Company, her last owner.

The volume (15,000 tons) given in OSIR is probably wrong. This would be essentially the full cargo of this small ship. This does not jibe with the Shipping Times report of a fairly quick lightening for a stranding on a soft bottom coast. Nor the fact that this spill apparently received little attention. The fact that she was not repaired does not mean much. The tanker market was in a deep slump, and a 23 year old small tanker would have very little value.

CTX is calling the spill volume unknown. Cause is definitely unknown.

Not in Hooke. There must have been a USCG report, but CTX has been unable to locate it, which may mean there was little or no spill.