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SHIP NAME: Kim Jacob KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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On 31 January the 1998 built tanker "KIM JACOB" ran aground outside Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela on a voyage from that port to St.Croix in the Virgin Islands laden with approximately 145,000mt crude oil.

The casualty sustained significant underwater damage and was refloated only after about 20,000mt of crude was off-loaded to a lightening tanker. Dutch professional salvors, Smit Salvage B.V. obtained a Lloyds Form contract to salve "KIM JACOB" and her cargo. Smit provided a second lightening tanker which took the balance of the crude off the casualty. That cargo was delivered to destination. "KIM JACOB" was unable to complete the contractual voyage.


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KIMM JACOB (Liberia, 81265gt), bound for Hovensa, St.Croix with 1M barrels crude oil cargo was grounded near Isla Borracha, Venezuela 28-Jan-2006. Tanker sustained some damage affecting ballast and 3-mtr long gash. Barges will be used to unload crude oil cargo.


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81,265gt. M/T crude M/T Kim Jacob (built 1998) with 1.1m barrels of crude -- grounded at Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela on a muddy/rocky bottom in lat 10 16 11N, long 64 42 43W, Jan 28 -- refloated at 0815, local time, Feb. 7 and safely anchored nearby at 0930. Vessel to be inspected by divers. (Tues. Feb. 7 2006)

81265gt M/T Kim Jacob (built 1998) -- ran aground on Jan 29, close to the island Borracha, Venezuela, with a load of one million barrels of crude oil -- with gash of 3 meters in length and 15 centimeters wide, in the lateral section of double bottom of No.1 port tank, and an orifice of 30 centimeters in another section of the tanker -- damages affected ballast tanks.-- refloated at 0815, local time on Feb. 7 -- vessel to be inspected by divers. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Wed. Feb. 8 2006)


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No cause info. Must have been a fair amount of ballast tank flooding if they needed to lighten 20,000 tons. The lighter was Endless.