posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 03:04 PM
Two tugboats were guiding the ship to a pier Friday night when a tugboat skipper noticed the spill... The ship listed 8 degrees to the left at
about the same time, he said.
The tanker, the Athos I, registered in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus...
Damn those single hulled rust buckets they use.
This is one the reasons I'm 100% against big money/corporations having power.
Looks like this might be tough winter so I'm wondering what kind of thin hulled rust buckets Russians have this winter to get stuck in ice on Gulf of
Couple years ago (just after Prestige) they used one single hulled rust bucket reaching their standards for tanker designed for frozen sea...
reinforced from bow.
It got stuck in ice many times even before getting to harbor to take cargo. I think they used two ice-breakers to get it back to open sea.
After that equally badly "equipped" sistership retrieved cargo two times from there.
Neither are double hulled ships strong enough, especially longer ones might take dents and even ruptures to their sides if they got stuck in ice.
(althought it would take more to break both hulls)
[edit on 27-11-2004 by E_T]