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SHIP NAME: S/R North Slope KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source LMIU
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Developed small crack below waterline and one gallon crude oil spilled at Valdez 23 Oct 2000 Sailed prev 01 Nov.


source Alyeska News Bulletin 1333
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At 0913, a crew member of the S/R North Slope observed a light sheen within the boom as the tanker was being de-boomed and made ready for departure. Inspection of the vessel by divers revealed a hairline fracture 8 to 10 inches in length at the turn of the bilge of the No 5 starboard cargo tank. The USCG has ordered the tank emptied to stop the release of the oil. Estimated spill volume is less than one gallon.