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.