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SHIP NAME: Cabo Tamar KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source ETC
type L
volume 45418B
material crude
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source HOOKE
type A
volume 7000T
material crude
dead
link

The Chilean motor tanker Cabo Tamar was en route from Balao, Ecuador to San Vicente, Chile fully loaded with 60,500 tons of crude oil, when she ran aground in San Vicente Bay, near Talcahuano, on July 7, 1978. Extensive pollution occurred from her ripped tanks, some of which were opened to the sea by the impact of striking the rocky bottom, with an estimated 7000 tons of oil leaking out. After some 13,000 tons had been pumped off, the Cabo Tamar was successfully refloated on July 29 and then anchored in a more sheltered postion to complete the discharge.

Rather than tow the seriously damaged vessel to a scrapping yard, it was decided to tow her 100 miles out to sea where she was then sunk by shells fired by Chilean Navy units.


source CTX
type D
volume 8MML
material C
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Cedre says 60000T, but this is almost certainly wrong.