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SHIP NAME: Amazon Venture KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source ETC
type C
volume 11905B
material No 6 fuel oil
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source USCG
type C
volume 11,900B
material No 6 fuel oil
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Savannah River. 500,000 gallons.


source CTX
type C
volume 1900 m3
material No 6 fuel oil
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This ship had three spills in just over a month in US waters: 1986-11-16 400,000 liters New York 1986-12-04 1,900,000 liters Savannah ('three malfunctioning valves") 1986-12-18 abt 400 liters Jacksonville ("maybe bad weld")

She also had a lightering spill put at 210 gallons somewhere near Sulfur LA, but we dont know when.

She also had a spill in 1995 after hitting a berth at Agioi Theodori.

Built as the Lustre Venture in 1974, she was sold to Calluna (some say Caluna) in 1985. Caluna may have been Italian based, registered in Liberia. This may be a classic example of a "first tier" owner running a ship down for about ten years, selling her to a "second tier" owner who then operates the ship as cheaply as possible. But as usual this cheapness comes at a price for some one. A USCG paper says the spill cost the owner (or more correctly the owners P and I club), $3,849,679, which undoubdtedly was more than the ship was worth.

You would think that this number of spills in so short a time would earn the ship some special attention from the USCG. We have no evidence of this.