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SHIP NAME: Tochal KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
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Bow damaged, holed below waterline and taking water abt 90 miles NW Cape Town prev 02 Jun 1994 Towed False Bay 07 Jun for transhipment Leaking fuel Ar Cape Town 04 Jul Left 27 Aug under tug escort for Dubai, arriving Fujairah Anch 12 Oct. Arrived Gadani Beach 27 Oct to be broken up.


source ETC
type D
volume 1405B
material Heavy fuel oil
dead
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source CTX
type C
volume 1405B
material B
dead
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This was a very near thing involving a loaded VLCC. The whole forepeak tank fell off. Pictures show severe corrosion. Very similar to Kirki but this VLCC had a forward fuel oil tank. Only some bunkers in the forward fuel oil tank was lost. It was very important that they were allowed to tow the ship backwards into False Bay by South Africa. This could easily have been a 250,000 T spill.