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SHIP NAME: Gino KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source CEDRE
type D
volume 41000T
material Carbon black
dead
link http://www.le-cedre.fr/en/spill/gino/gino.php

Collision with Team Castor off Ushant. Says "foggy day". Gino, loaded with 40000T carbon black, sank. Team Castor apparently was in ballast. CEDRE says spilled 1000T.


source ETC
type L
volume 307860B
material Carbon black
dead
link


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 0
link

The Liberian OBO Gino was on a voyage from Pt Arthur to LeHavre, carrying a cargo of 32000 tons of carbon black which is 1.09 times heavier than water, when she sank following a collision in dense fog with the Norwegian motor tanker Team Castor about 40 miles off the coast of Brittany inlat 48.17.30N, long 05.39.36W on April 28, 1979. All 33 of her crew were safely picked up from lifeboats, then landed at Brest. Team Castor lost about 100 tons of her own fuel oil from a badly damaged tank.


source CTX
type L
volume
material
dead
link

Not in Cahill. Guess is that Gino was headed more or less east and Team Castor more or less south. Obvious questions: was Gino in northbound or southbound lane. Need more accurate location of collsion. With what we have now, cant say if head on or crossing, but, if crossing, Castor would have been burdened. Guessing Castor was the hitter and it was a forward fuel oil tank that was damaged; but basically we have nothing on this collision.