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SHIP NAME: Eastern Lion KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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Had oil leak from starboard wing tank at Valdez 21 May 1994 after loading operations Divers inspected hull and leakage stopped Cargo transferred to tanker Arco Fairbanks Hull cleaned Sailed 27 May Repairs pres carried out at Singapore. Alyeska Pipeline Terminal was closed for a while.


source USCG
type C
volume 8400G
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USCG MSO Valdez "Apparently, a crack in one of the wing tanks leaked out an estimated 200 barrels of North Slope crude. Wind 11 knots.


source CTX
type D
volume 8400G
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Environmental Reports for TAPS ROW Renewal says "corrosion hole in No 1 port cargo tank", and 200 bbls.

The Eastern Lion began transferring fuel from its wing tanks to its center tanks and arranging to lighter the entire 800,000 barrels onto the waiting Arco Fairbanks.

State of Alaska report also refers to hull crack, says Berth 5. but no one gives location, size, all the other things we need to know. This must have been a very sizable crack.