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SHIP NAME: Olympic Sponsor KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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link http://www.onlinemc.co.uk/fondren_v__lagoven.htm

On March 10th, 1997, the double hulled Olympic Sponsor, a double hull ship went aground at the same point (buoy 22) as the Nissos Amorgos two weeks earlier, holing the No 4 S ballast tank, but no spill. The master and pilot claim they were in the channel when the ship slowed to less than 3 kts despite full power and then was set over to the west side of the channel by the wind.

The Olympic Sponsor owners went against charterers Lagoven claiming violation of the safe port clause in the charter party, given the fact that Lagoven had instructed the ship to load to 38 feet. Arbitrators found against the owners saying nav error and anyway safe port clause not enough to blame charterers. Nonetheless, on the day following the Olympic Sponsor grounding, the harbor master reduced the exit draft to 36 feet.


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link http://www.ciens.ula.ve/~jcentero/black-th.html

Highly emotional but interesting description. Refers to a similiar casualty with a ship called Corellis, but can find no such ship with that name.


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AMSA discussion of single vs doublehull says no spill.

CTX has not seem the evidence on which arbitrators made their finding, but it is just too coincidental to have two groundings in exactly the same place within two weeks. Since we cant decide on whether it was a conning error or a bad channel, leaving initial cause blank for now.