Had bilge keel crack in way of No 4 port cargo tank while at Port Stanvac 09 Nov 1997, causing oil spill
Detained by Port State Control authorities
Leak stemmed by divers and hull temporarily patched
Sailed 12 Nov.
MLSSA 1998 Journal
In November 1997 an unknown quantity of light crude oil
was spilled at Port Stanvac.
A 3mm crack in the hull of the Malaysian charter vessel MT Bunga Kertas
was found folowing the discovery of a leak before unloading began.
The ship had been 3km offshore when the leak was discovered.
It was then taken 8km offshore
where wind and tide helped disperse the oil.
Mobil said that patches of oil were identified
within a 400m radius of the ship.
4P is a cargo tank in a doubled sided ship?
We have something wrong.