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SHIP NAME: Theodegmon KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Ran aground during heavy weather Oct 06 1983 at Mile 175, River Orinoco Refloated Oct 22 Towed in Nov 04. Sold and broken up.


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The Greek motor tanker Theodegmon, which sailed from the River Orinoco port of Puerto Ordaz on October 6, 1983, bound for the Manchester Ship Canal terminal of Eastham, loaded with 33,629 long tons of Venezuelan crude oil, ran aground on a mudbank that contained rocks at Mile 175 in the River Orinoco, 16 miles downriver, just over one hour later due to strong current. Three tugs were unable to refloat the vessel.

However, after a quantity of her cargo had been discharged into barges, the Theodegmon was eventually pulled free on October 22 by five tugs. She then proceeded to Jacksonville to be drydocked. With severe bottom damage being found, she was declared a contructive total loss.


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ETC puts the spill at 3000 bbls of crude.

We know nothing about the real cause of this spill, but it sounds like twin screw might have helped.