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.