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SHIP NAME: Tasman Sea KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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In collision with Shun Kai No.1 23 Nov 2002 in port of Tianjin Holed above waterline in No.3 starboard tank Some pollution Damage not serious Docked Tianjin port for investigation At Xingang to discharge prev 28 Nov. Released for business prev 08 Jan 2003


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Marcus Hand - Monday 25 November 2002 TANKER Pacific Management aframax, Tasman Sea, caused an oil spill in the Port of Tianjin after it was hit by a cargoship at the weekend. The 84,218 dwt single hull tanker was struck by a Chinese-registered coastal vessel, Shun Kai No.1 on November 23 while transiting to the pilot pick-up point at the entry to the Port of Tianjin. The Maltese-registered Tasman Sea was loaded with 81,398 tons of crude oil for UNIPEC - China International when the collision occurred. The port anchor of the Shun Kai No.1 caused a 50 cm hole high above the waterline in number three starboard cargo tank. According to Tanker Pacific the quantity of oil spilled was "small" with the crew taking immediate steps to transfer cargo out of the damaged tank. However the People's Daily reported that the collision produced an oil spill measuring 2.5 nm in length and 1.4 nm in width in the Bohai Sea. "Prompt and professional action of the officers and crew onboard the Tasman Sea in the moments immediately following impact has contained the extent of the oil released," said Sam Norton, spokesman for Tanker Pacific. No crew from either vessel were injured in the incident. Class society NKK confirmed the damage to the Tasman Sea was "not serious" and the vessel was expected to berth on late Monday at Tianjin to discharge its entire cargo. The 1980-built Tasman Sea is owned by Infinity Shipping.


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A number of Chinese sources make it clear that the Tasman Sea was anchored off Tianjin in the Bohai Sea when it was hit. Ship was fully loaded, waiting to enter port. One source says thick fog. Several sources claim slick 2.5x1.4 nm, but no volume estimates except for one list which says 160T crude.