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SHIP NAME: Globe Assimi KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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Aground during heavy weather, holed, broke in three Nov 21 1981 in 55 43 49 N 21 04 58 E.


source HOOKE
type C
volume 16493T
material HFO
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The Bristish motor tanker Globe Asimi was loading a cargo of boiler fuel at the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda, when she was ordered out of port by the authorities on November 20, 1981, due to approaching bad weather conditions. Refusing to comply at first because his engineering officers were ashore, the master finally agreed when winds reached gale force. Loaded with 16,493 tons of boiler fuel, the Globe Asimi left her terminal berth with tug assistance the following day, but the heavy seas forced the vessel aground on the north breakwater rocks outside the port in lat 55.43.49N, long 21.04.58E. The crew was rescued but, breaking into three sections, the tanker's cargo was immediately released into the sea, causing serious pollution problems to the whole of the port of Klaipeda. thousands of people were reported to have assisted in clearing up the slick, which spread 25 miles along the coast and 12 miles out into Kurski Bay.


source CTX
type C
volume 16000T
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Cedre has this spill at 16000T and at Klapieda. So does ITOPF. IPOCF says gt 16,000. Lithuanian summary papers says "Klapeida approaches" Both sources say HFO or mazut.

LMIU/Hooke spells name Globe Asimi

Looks like they needed more tugs. Twin screw might have helped.