CEDRE puts spill at 16000T, so does IOPCF.
ETC says 119,048B.
Japanese source says Seki was anchored 15 km off Fujairah,
when hit by Baynunah, causing a hole in No 1 Port.
Puts spill at abt 15000 tons.
FSI 4/5 Annex 1 agrees but does not have spill volume.
Most sources claim the Seki was anchored
but the FSI synopsis of the Panamanian report
makes it clear that she was actually going very slowly
while taking on stores, a common practice off Fujairah.
If the Panamanian report is correct,
Baynunah was the give way vessel, tried to pass in front,
and did not make it, possibly because Baynunah
thought Seki was anchored when she was actually moving.
The fact that the Baynunah hit the Seki on the port
side is consistent with this picture.
The Baynunah was a UAE flag ship with a British master.
CTX has not seen the UAE report if there is one.
But the locals immediately blamed the master of the Seki
and pulled his passport for more than six months.
The Panamanian report understates the maneuverabilty
of a single screw tanker at very low speed.
Basically,she has none.
The only way to get low speed maneuverabilty
on a big tanker is twin screw.
In this case, however, not clear what the Seki
master should ahve done if he had twin screw.
His big screw up was not getting on the VHF.