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SHIP NAME: Saetta KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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61,683 dwt crude M/T Saetta -- departed from Cartagena on 20 April -- touching bottom while transiting Colonial Channel at Boca Chica. Slick of oil 11km long and 180m wide drifting southwards -- being gradually recovered by a fleet of tugs and other vessels, co-ordinated by state oil company Ecopetrol. The 13.7-m Colonial Channel is the deep water route to Cartagena. M/T Saetta was drawing only 11.9m when it touched bottom and damaged hull.


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SAETTA (Malta, 37949gt) leaving Cartagena, Colombia with 2 pilots, loaded with about 37000 tons fuel oil touched bottom and had fractures in tanks plates, two miles off Boca-Chica, 19-Apr-2005. Some oil, less than 200 barrels, leaked from the vessel. A slick of oil about 11km long by 180m wide drifted southwards. Several vessels, incl fleet of tugs, coordinated by the shipper- state oil company ECOPETROL are recovering the floating oil.

Oil tanker Saetta is anchored off the entrance to Cartagena Bay in Colombia carrying out repairs after touching bottom while transiting the Colonial Channel at Boca Chica. The ship had departed from Cartagena on 20 April. Damage to the hull caused an unknown quantity of oily water to escape. This is thought to be bilge water rather than part of the cargo of fuel oil the ship was carrying to St Eustasias in the Netherlands Antilles. A slick of oil about 11km long and 180m wide is drifting southwards, and is being gradually recovered by a fleet of tugs and other vessels, co-ordinated by state oil company Ecopetrol, the shippers of the cargo. The 13.7-m Colonial Channel is the deep water route to Cartagena. The Saetta was drawing only 11.9m when it touched bottom and damaged the hull. The Cartagena Port Captain said there are no known underwater obstructions in the channel. The Saetta is doubled-sided but single-bottomed.


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No real cause info. Maybe channel, maybe conning, maybe swell? Quite unlikely to get a 200 barrel spill from ER bilge water. We need damage location.