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)