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SHIP NAME: S/R Hinchinbrook KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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Loading arm broke and fell onto vessel during loading at Valdez 02 Aug 2001 Small quantity of oily ballast water spilled.


source ALEYESKA News Bulletin 1342
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Berth 4 was shut down Tuesday evening, July 31 when loading arm 4 disconnected from the tanker at berth during deballasting operations. The team has determined that a more secure loading are connection can be achieved buy use of large size ship presentation flanges (used by the majority of tankers in the TAPS trade). Larger flanges provide more area for the attachement of the berth loading arm connector clamps, Aleyeska berth personnel believe use of large flanges should minimize the likliehood of a repeat occurence. Aleyeska has requested and the shippers have agreed to replace any smaller flanges with large size flanges.