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SHIP NAME: Chinook KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Cayman Islands flagged 39,000dwt product M/T Chinook (built 2001), with gasoline and 23 crew lost steering control, went out of control and run aground in Canakkale Strait, which was closed on April 24th -- reopening expected at 2100 tonight.


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The Canakkale Strait was closed today after a steering gear failure aboard the 39,000 dwt Chinook caused the product tanker to swerve out of the fairway and run aground. "From the evidence we have received so far, the vesse's steering capability was considerably flawed," Klaus-Peter Timsreis, chartering and insurance manager of the ship owner Ernst Jacob, told Fairplay. The Strait partially reopened at 1430 today and a full reopening is expected at 2100 tonight. The 2001-built tanker is curently being checked by divers for damage to the hull. None of the 23 crew of the Chinook, which had been on voyage charter carrying gasoline out of Novorossiysk were injured in the event, and no pollution has been reported. The tanker is operated by BP Shipping and is flagged in the Cayman Islands.


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We got lucky, could have been a collision, and/or a gasoline explosion in a populated area.