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SHIP NAME: Front Symphony KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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DATE: 17.4.2004 CASUALTY: Grounding VESSEL: Front Symphony TYPE: Crude carrier GRT: 79,525 BUILT: 2001 VOYAGE: Nvorossiysk, Russia / Kiire, Japan CARGO: unconfirmed The vessel grounded while transiting the Suez Canal, severely rupturing her double bottom tanks No 1, port/starboard, and No 2, port and also damaging her propellor.


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Front Symphony, bound Japan, fully laden, grounded at km 158 Suez Canal, approximately 1720 local time Apr 16. At the time, the vessel has a pilot on board and was transiting the Canal with the southbound convoy enroute to Japan. Initial reports indicate that the double hull had four ballast tank ruptures, these being No 1 port/starboard, No 2 port, and the forepeak tank. No cargo tanks have been breached and there has been no pollution and no reports of injuries as a result of the grounding.


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Grounded at Km 157, Suez Canal, 16 Apr 2004. Double-bottom tanks No 1 port/starboard and No 2 port badly torn open, also propeller damage. Towed to Suez outer harbour by SCA tugs. Arrived 17 Apr. Transferring cargo to Front Warrior 26 Apr. Repairs completed, sd 01 May.


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The DSN source is Frontline press release, so it is unlikely to fault the ship. Sounds like she hit awfully hard. Damage port and starboard. Does not sound like a pilot error, but at this point we just dont know.