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SHIP NAME: Spetses KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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Van N GOGH (St.Vincent +G, 15402gt) with 492 passengers +228 crew, Gibraltar to Tangier collided with M/T SPETSES (Greece) with 139000 tons crude oil, in thick fog Gibraltar Bay-26 Sep-2004. Both sustained severe damage. No injury and no pollution.


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Cruise M/V Van Gogh, for Tangeir with 500 passengers, in collision Sept. 26 with 274m Greek M/T Spetses, Egypt for Algeciras with 139.000 tons crude oil in dense fog off Gibraltar -- both ships severely damaged. M/V Van Gogh returned to Gibraltar. From our correspondant Tim Schwabedissen. (Sun. Sept. 26 2004)


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A CRUISE ship with 500 passengers on board has collided with an oil tanker in foggy conditions off the southern coast of Spain. The Van Gogh, registered in the Grenadines in the Caribbean, collided with the Greek-registered Spetses tanker, carrying 140,000 tonnes of crude, off the Bay of Algeciras. The cruise ship had just left port at Gibraltar. "Fortunately, nobody was hurt," said a local government official at nearby Cadiz. Authorities said there was little damage to either vessel and no oil had leaked. They blamed the collision on poor visibility and said the cruise ship appeared to have been travelling at a greater speed than that warranted by the conditions. The Van Gogh was en route for the Moroccan port of Tangiers, while the Stepses was returning to port at Algeciras from Egypt. Spanish officials said the Van Gogh returned to port following minor damage to its bow, while the Spetses was towed to its refinery berth after suffering a dented hull.


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No real cause info so far. Assuming for now 'dented hull' means no penetration.