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SHIP NAME: Philippine Roxas KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LINK
type A
volume
material
dead
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source SOS
type A
volume
material
dead 0
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Grounded in River Orinoco. All double bottom tanks and seven of nine holds flooded. Refloated and sold for breaking up in June 88.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 0
link

The Court case does not really determine the cause, but there is no mention of the ship being out of the channel. The pilot clearly knew the channel depth was being pushed very hard. The grounding blocked the river for some time. Probably a case where the ship was simply too deep for the channel. But we dont know.