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SHIP NAME: Princess Pia KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Grounded near Klaipeda 11 Dec 2002. Struck some sunken metal debris. Damage to forward double bottom tanks. Lightering under way 14 Dec. Refloated 16 Dec and berthed Klaipeda. Ar Gdansk 30 Dec for repairs, which still under way 13 Jan 2003. Sailed previous 15 Feb.


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Another old single hulled tanker has run into trouble while laden with fuel oil, this time at the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. A spokeswoman for the port confirmed that the Princess Pia grounded at 1730 hrs local time on Tuesday. While it is carrying 50,000 tonnes of fuel oil, there appears to be no oil spill and little prospect of one occurring. It was reportedly making a turn when it went out of control for an unknown reason, grounding 43 meters from the a breakwater. Initial attempts by tugs to pull the ship free proved frutiless. It was then decided to offload part of the cargo and take advantage of the rising tide.


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Ship grounded leaving Klapeida after loading. Weather was calm but foggy. Lithuanians concluded ship's radar was inaccurate, captain knew this, but did not tell pilot, who began a turn prematurely. Ship was eventually refloated by lightening. No spill.

Ship is double bottom which obviously helped. Ended up offloading 7000 tons. Pictures show the ship with a clear starboard list, with end of the jetty just off the port bow. Ship is pretty clearly out of the channel. Perhaps they transferred cargo to the starboard side?