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SHIP NAME: Posa vina KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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A tugboat struck and ruptured a tanker causing an estimated 50,000 gallons of heating oil to spill into Boston harbor yesterday,the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The tanker Posa Vina was leaving from the Tosco marine terminal in East Boston when the tug struck and punctured its port side 2 feet above the waterline at 830 am, the Coast Guard said.

"That particular fuel tank was holding 400 tons (or about 112,000 gallons) of No. 6 fuel oil," CG Lt Rebecca Montleon said. "We estimate that 50,000 gallons spilled."

By shifting the remaining cargo on Posa Vina, the crew was able to list the vessel to the starboard side so that the spillage was stopped, she said.


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Probably a bunker tank breach if ship was leaving, but from this source cant be sure. Also we have this ship as a double hull, but likely the BFO tanks were not double sided. Crew probably used ballast, not cargo, to list vessel. Interesting that USCG allowed them to do so.

Equasis calls this ship Posavina which is the name we used.