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SHIP NAME: Shinyo Sawako KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 1
source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 1
link

At this point, the only thing we have on this casualty is a dramatic photo of a salvage tug attempting to get a line to the loaded VLCC in heavy weather. The tug has backed to nearly under the tanker's bow. A crewman is whirling a heaving line with a monkey's fist. It will be a difficult throw. Several other crewmen are standing by with their own heaving lines in case he fails.

The meta-data on the photo puts the date as 2009-10-26 and the TOD at 16:45. So far this casualty involving a loaded VLCC has not been reported elsewhere as far as CTX knows. Guessing some sort of machinery failure.