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SHIP NAME: Norma KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type D
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Grounded on rocks off Petrobras Pier, Paranagua Bay, 18 Oct 2001 Sustained holing to hull Large quantity of cargo spilled. LOF signed. Cargo transhipment completed 29 Oct. Refloated 02 Nov. Anch Paranagua Roads 04 Nov. Still there 08 Nov. Ar Rio de Janeiro 13 Nov for reps. Sd prev 26 Jan.


source MAREUD
type D
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Petrobras tanker ran aground off the coast of Brazil yesterday, after hitting underwater rocks, spilling highly inflammable naphtha into the ocean. Brazil’s state oil group, Petrobras, said it was not clear how much naphtha had actually leaked into the Paranagua Bay from the damaged hull. However, officials estimated 7,000 people in and around the port were in the risk area. Naphtha is an oil product lighter than gasoline used as raw material for making plastics by the petrochemical industry. Due to its high inflammability all air traffic about the port of Paranagua Bay was banned. The tanker, Norma, had been carrying 22 million liters of naphtha in 5 compartments, one of which was punctured. According to Lloyds Casualty Reporting Service about 5 million liters of naphtha had leaked


source IMO_HNS
type A
volume 1800KL
material naptha
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link http://folk.uio.nor/erikro/WWW/HNS/INF-2.pdf

Tanker grounded on rocks whilst loading. Hull damaged causing escape of up to 1800 m3 naphta.


source CTX
type D
volume 392KL
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Ran aground on edge of main shipping channel on departure. Damage to 5P. Cargo was 22,000 KL of naptha, some sources say 5,000 KL spilled, but salvors say 392,000 L or about 350 tons, which seems more likely

No cause info as yet. Probable guidance error.