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SHIP NAME: Luzon Spirit KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Double-hull M/T Luzon Spirit -- ran aground in Little Belt, Oct. 13 after loading 100,000 tons oil Danish port of Fredericia. Tow to tug parted and ship drifted aground just 100mt from terminal. Oilboom around tanker. From our correspondant Tim Schwabedissen. (Thurs. Oct. 14 2004)


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Large double hulled oil tanker LUZON SPIRIT with 57,448 GT and 98,629 TDW grounded in connection with departure on 13 October 2004 close to shore at Skanseodde, Fredercia, fully loaded with crude oil. A pilot was on board and two tugboats were standing by. At departure, all headfasts were loosened at the same time by mistake before the tugboats were attached to the tanker and before it was possible to manoeuvre the tanker by its own force.

A very strong current of 3.6 knots put the tanker in motion so that the other mooring lines broke one by one and the tanker drifted aft towards the ground. The next day, the tanker was brought afloat by the help four tugboats and its own engine power. The ground had not been damaged and no pollution had occurred. The port of Fredericia and all involved parties have taken steps to improving procedures etc.


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The full Danish Maritime Authority report is in Danish, so we need a translator.

There is no mention of any flooding of the double bottom, so for now CTX is assuming the bottom was not holed. Twin screw might had helped on this one, if the bridge had been quick enough.