On March 15, the 1996 built 37,500 dwt tanker
NCC Jubail crashed while departing from its berth
in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
The tanker collided with a mooring dolphin
due to a technical failure:
the controllable pitch propeller plant
when put in Ahead mode instead went full astern.
Two tanks were ruptured well above the waterline.
This resulted in 500 l of cylinder oil being spilled.
The clean up operations begain immediately
and was completed on march 17th.