Following discovery of a sheen during cargo loading operations
Tuesday May 8, an inspection of the vessel by divers
revealed two hairline cracks in the side plating
of No 3 cargo tank.
The ship will be repaired before it return to Valdez
second such spill in a few months by this ship
See 2000-10-23 spill where cracks were
at the turn of bilge No 5S cgo tank.