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SHIP NAME: Viking Osprey KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source NOAA
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volume 6600B
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viking_osprey touched in Delaware River just below Marcus Hook at 1500. Vessel moored and was boomed. Divers found 20 inch by 5 inch gash in No 1 center tank. Vsl lost 6600 bbls, two thirds of which was caught in boom.


source USCG
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volume 6500B
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At 1500 on September 8, 1986, the 749 foot tanker, Viking Osprey, carrying approximately 550,000 barrels of Isthmus crude oil, touched bottom just below Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania while en route to the Mobile Oil Refinery at Paulsboro, New Jersey. Approximately 270,000 gallons were released from a breach in the hull of the No. l center tank until midnight, when the tank was emptied at the refinery. The ship was boomed by Mobil personnel as soon as it docked. USCG district 3.


source ERCG
type D
volume 264,600G
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Grouding.


source CTX
type D
volume 6500B
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This is a very large spill for single tank, purely flat bottom damage. This ship (later Al Mubarakah) is a Marpol, single hull which means center tanks are larger and taller than pre-Marpol. Properly handled, a pre-Marpol single hull would have spilled less than half this much, possibly a lot less. Did they use salvage pumps to pump the tank out? No mention. Need more info.