Had leakage of abt 30,000 litres of crude oil into sea,
due to failure of an automatic release coupling,
during discharge operations at SBM off Map Ta Phut, Rayong, 22 May 2001
Clean up operations completed 23 May.
OSIR article says early estimates of 30KL are on high side,
actual amount is closer to 5KL.
Says ship had been maintaining discharge pressure called for by the terminal,
no charges filed against ship, cause of coupling failure is unknown.