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SHIP NAME: Chesapeake Trader KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Struck by ice and developed crack in starboard forward holding tank while at Cook Inlet, near Homer, Alaska, where leaked about 420 gallons of crude oil into the sea 06 Feb 1999 Anchored off Bluff Point 11 Feb Ar Port Angeles 01 Mar. Sd Port Angeles 01 Mar for Bluff Point.


source AK Dept of Environmental Conservation
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Approximately 420 gallons of crude oil, hull damage. Due to ice conditions, the vessel master of the Chesapeake Trader decide to cease transfer operations and pull away from the dock at Nikiske heading south in Cook Inlet, vessel crew observed a sheen trailing from the tanker. A crack was discovered in the No 1 starboard wing tanks near the waterline. Damage to the hull was likely caused by collision with a heavy ice floe. The oil in the damaged tank was transferred to other undamaged tanks on the vessel. No shoreline or wildlife impacts from the leaked oil have been observed. As a result of this incident, Tesoro, Mormac, Attranasco and the Southwest Pilots developed guidelines to assist masters when prolonged periods of sub-zero temperatures increase the amount of ice coverage and the hardness of the ice. The guidelines were approved by ADEC and the US Coast Guard.


source CTX
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