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.