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SHIP NAME: Vicky KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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The car carrier Tricolor capsized and sank in French waters 32 km NW of Dunkirk on 14 December 2002 following a collision with the containership Kariba in thick fog. The wreck was lying in 25 m of water with 2000 tonnes of bunker oil on-board. The wreck was ringed with beacons and 3 patrol vessels regularly broadcast navigational warnings. Despite these precautions, the MV Nicola struck the wreck 16 December followed by the double hulled bulk/oil Vicky (43,487 gt, built 1981) with a cargo of 70,000 tonnes of kerosene on 1 January 2003.


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Apparently no spillage. Looks like a double hull win, but need penetration. OBO's can have deeper double bottoms than double hull tankers.

Maybe not. FSI says "Severe Pollution". Says Full investigation report received, but apparently not public.