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SHIP NAME: Valparaiso KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume 2000T
material
dead 0
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The Chilean ore/oil motor vessel Valparaiso was on a voyage from Ras Shukeir. on the Gulf of Suez coast of Egypt to Quintero Chile loaded with 118,000 tons of crude oil when she ran aground on rocks during very bad weather about 180 miles south of Talcahuano about lat 38.21S, long 74.00W on May 17, 1986. She managed to refloat herself later on the same day, using her own power but ripped open one of her tanks in the process, spilling some 2,000 tons of crude into the sea. The Valparaiso then continued to Talcahuano, where her cargo was offloaded. Due to the severity of the damage sustained by the grounding, the vessel valued at $6.4m was declared a constructive total loss and sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers for demolition.


source CTX
type D
volume N
material
dead
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Ship was ore/oiler, but double bottom did not work in this case. ETC claims spill was 15,000 bbls Egypt crude. ERC says 630,000 gallons.