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SHIP NAME: Everton KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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Collided with trlr Chun Ying and had fire in 18 16 N 57 29 E 22 Mar 2004 24 of the 25 crew rescued Damaged on port side 200 tonnes oil lost which caught fire; controlled Oil transhipped by 02 Apr Towed to Dubai 06 Apr In port 18 May. Sailed prev 21 Oct.


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567-foot Greek-flagged M/T Everton, with 80,000 tons oil and 45 multi-national crew, in collision with Korean-flagged F/V Chunying -- 45km off Oman -- F/V Chunying fled and pursued by Oman Coast Guard -- 1 crew missing from tanker, but fire and oil spill as result of collision now under control. (Mon. March 22 2004)

From Commander, Joint Forces Maritime Component At 7:30 a.m. LT, M/T Everton made a bridge-to-bridge distress call indicating collision with F/V Chun Ying, resulting in fire amidships and possibly rupturing Everton's oil tanks, fueling fire. Several commercial vessels nearby Everton aided in recovering 24 of 25 crewmen, who abandoned Everton. Pascagoula, Miss.-based Aegis guided-missile crusier USS Yorktown (CG 48), operating less than 80 NM from Everton, proceeded at best speed and arrived on-scene within hours. Yorktown sent its rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to one of the other commercial vessels and took 7 of Everton's crew, including master, back to cruiser to assess situation and coordinate plan to help fight the fire. While aboard, Everton's mariners used Yorktown's computers to send e-mails to relatives, assuring them of their safety despite accident. Yorktown dispatched its SH-60B Seahawk, a 'Proud Warrior' to aid in search and rescue effort -- also redeployed their RHIB with several Everton crewmen, a P-250 pump and several 5-gallon containers of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam to help smother the flames coming from Everton. From our correspondant Fred McCague. (Thurs. March 25 2004)

Heroic vessel rescue results in "emergency crew" making vessel ready -- tug will help tow the M/T Everton to Salalah. (Fri. April 2 2004)


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ITOPF was requested to attend on-site at an incident involving the tanker Everton and a fishing vessel which collided some 40 mi off the southern coat of Oman in the early morning of 22 March. The Everton was en route from Kharg Island to Eqypt, fully laden with some 80,000 tons of crude oil and almost 3000 tons of bunkers. The collision caused damage to one of her cargo tanks and set some of its contents (6500 tons of Iranian Hvy crude) ablaze. The crew abandoned ship. Though most were picked up by a passing US Navy vessel, one remains missing, presumed dead. The US vessel managed to control and extinguish the fire by evening. Tank sounding indicate that a total of some 420 tons of oil was lost following the collision.


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No cause info. Photos at Smit site show that fire was on port side. Fire damage extended from bow back to aft end of accommodations, always outboard of the deck piping. Smit, like the USN, claim they put out the fire,

We have no idea what caused the collision, nor who screwed up. The fact that the Everton was hit on the port side is weak evidence that she was the stand-on ship. David Gare of Polembros identified the ship as Ihco which does not match the other versions.

It is difficult for a fishing vessel to penetrate a well-maintained Aframax tanker hull. And if it did, it is difficult for a properly inerted tank to catch on fire. Iranian Heavy crude is not particularly volatile.

The ship was owned by Polembros, one of the worst of the worst. See Neptune Dorado.