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SHIP NAME: Parnaso KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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In collision with tanker Petrojam Trader 180 miles NNW of Cayman Brac 23 May 1999 Port corner diesel tank holed Abt 144 tonnes diesel spilled into sea Stern damaged Proceeding to Bonaire for temporary repairs Ar Puerto Cabello 27 May.


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Says near Cienfuegos, 42,300 gallons lost


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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 26, 1999 - Two tankers collided 60 miles south of Cuba, spilling 144 tons of fuel, Cayman Islands' officials said yesterday Cuban authorities told Caymans' officials on Tuesday that the Petrojam Trader from Jamaica, and the Venezualan ship Parnaso, had run into each other on Sunday morning south of the Cuban island of Cayo Largo According to a story carried by Reuters, one tanker lost its steering and swung into the path of the other Although the Parnaso was not carrying any crude oil at the time, its fuel tank was ripped and diesel fuel was said to have spilled into the Caribbean Caymans officials were unable to say which tanker hit the other. Caymans Dept of Environment director Scott Slaybaugh said he had been told by Cuba that the spill was drifting west-northwest toward Cuba's southwest Isle of Pines.


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Only a very small tanker would use diesel as bunker fuel, and the Parnaso is 99,000 DWT. Need to get reuters report.