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SHIP NAME: Highland Faith KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Lost steering due rudder jammed in bad weather abt 300 miles off Land's End 23 Feb 2003. Towed to Falmouth 26 Feb for repairs. Entered No.2 drydock 01 May to fit new rudder. Completed repairs and sailed 14 May.


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Highland Faith built in 1981 is an oil tanker with a capacity of 77 000 tonne. She is owned by a Greek company but is registered in Panama and therefore sails under a Flag of Convenience (FOC).

Highland Faith has a dirty past. She has been detained four times at different ports the past years. In 1999 she was detained in Gibraltar and later that same year in Puerto Rico. In December 2000 she was detained in New York due to serious deficiencies: The captain was not fully conversant with the company's Safety Management System (SMS). There were numerous fractures on the main deck plate and hatch coamings, which caused product to leak through temporary, doubler repairs, portable oxygen and flammable vapour measuring instruments were inoperative and electrical cable conduit along the cargo deck was severely deteriorated.

In august 2001 she was detained in the Virgin Islands due to the fact that oil leaked from the tanks into the ballast water as well as it was noted that 'Inadequate maintenance of the ship's equipment demonstrates a general breakdown of the vessel's Safety Management System.

Highland faith has also had three casualties the past years. In February 1998 when she arrived at Kingston, Jamaica she had engine damage and had lost an anchor (then under the name of Ballerina). In November 1999 she was grounded in Kadettrännan in the Baltic Sea between Denmark and Germany. She sustained cracks and holes in the hull. She was temporally patched up and received proper reparation in New York more than one year later in December 2000.

In February 2003 she lost steering outside of Land's End in England and was towed to Falmouth for repairs. She left the shipyard the 12th of May this year.


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This 77,000 ton double hull OBO is a poster child for bad tankers. In Feb 1998, engine damage and lost anchor at Jamaica under the name Ballerina. In 1999 detained in Gibraltar and Puerto Rico. In November, 1999 grounded in the Baltic 16 mi NNE Rostock, 54.27.8N,12.10.8E and holed. (She may still have been Ballerina, Norwegian flag at this point.) In December 2000, detained in New York with "numerous fractures on main deck and hatch coamings". In August 2001, detained in Virgin Islands with oil leaking into ballast tanks. ETC says spill volume was 3665 barrels of bunkers. In May 2003, Greenpeace attempted to blockade her. In 2004 at Savona was detained with 14 deficiencies.