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SHIP NAME: Western Lion KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
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Had minor cargo leak 60 miles SE of Galveston 08 Oct 1997 Arrived Las Palmas 24 Nov and sailed 25 Nov.


source USCG
type A
volume Y
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On 1997-10-18, T/V Western Lion reported a sheen in the water approximately 60 miles off Galveston TX. Eveidently, the vessel had suffered a stress crack in at least one tank, and was leaking "saucer sized globs" of oil as she moved with the swells.

One lightering was done on Oct 10, 1997 and the leak stopped.


source CTX
type A
volume Y
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Obviously, they drew down the tank that was leaking. This ship is a VLCC.