Leonnidas (276,247-dwt tanker built in 1974,
operated by Polembros Maritime Co. Ltd.) was refloated the night of 24 May.
The ship, fully loaded with crude oil for TPI, ran aground 20 May
approaching Maptaphut, Thailand.
The tanker Orphin Globe was contracted to lighter the ship,
but the Polish master refused, stating that both vessels lacked adequate fendering.
Tankers were later found and took off 10,000 tons of crude.
TPI has announced it will no longer bring in fully loaded ships,
as the Leonidas was apparently overloaded for the channel.