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SHIP NAME: Pilin Leon KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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Spilled 300 barrels of leaded gasoline into the sea in Venezuelan waters 30 Dec 2002.


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This is the PDVSA tanker that started one of the strikes against Chavez when the captain refused to discharge on or about 2004-12-05.. He was quickly joined by other PDVSA tankers, generating big gasoline shortages. She is named after a former Venezuelan Miss World. The ships was supposed to discharge gasoline at Marcaibo but Captain and crew went on strike. The military boarded the ship and took over about the 15th, but there was a problem finding qualified crew. Ship must have moved into port in late Decmember, Cant find anything on the spill, but possibly caused by error by replacement crew.