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SHIP NAME: Norse Queen KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 1
source CTX
type D
volume
material B
dead 2
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Machinery failure of loaded VLCC, 30 mi SE of Cape Recife. Towed to Algoa Bay and lightered by a Shell VLCC, possibly Litiopa. No other info, dont even know date.

Not clear what kind of machinery failure would force a dangerous lightering; but whatever happened it must have been major. This could easily have been a 225,000 ton spill.