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Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea battled to contain the world's biggest oil spill in 4 1/2 years after a supertanker
collided with a barge near Hyundai Oilbank Co.'s refinery on the nation's west coast.
The collision caused three holes on the ship's side and 10,500 metric tons (78,750 barrels) of crude oil was spilled, the
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said in a statement today. The Hebei Spirit has stopped leaking and the
slick is 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles) long and 2 kilometers wide, it said.
Hebei Spirit is fitted with one hull, according to Lloyd's Register-Fairplay, which assigns ship-registration numbers. An
international ban on such ships is due to start in 2010. Modern tankers are fitted with two hulls to cut the risk of an oil
spill and are usually more expensive to hire.
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Name: Hebei Spirit
IMO No: 9034640
Ex: Almare-2004; Hebei Spirit-2005; Apollo Oshima-?
Built: 09/1993
Type: Tanker
Status: In Service
SubType: Crude
Flag: Hong Kong
DWT: 253,992
Draft: 19.15
Builder: Kawasaki Heavy Ind., Ltd., Sakaide, Japan (1436)
GT: 146,848
LOA: 338.00/323.86
Owner: COSCO He Bei
NT: 82,094
Beam: 58.36
Speed/Cons: 15.50/-
Class: NK
Depth: 28.90
Engine Type: Burmeister & Wain 2 SA 7 CY, 28000 SHP (20594 kW) at 68 RPM
Cubic: 315,484

Additional info from PILIPINAS CROWN MARITIME, INC.

APOLLO OSHIMA
TYPE
VLCC
OFFICIAL NO
31105-93
PRINCIPAL
APOLLO TANKER CORPORATION
FLAG OF REGISTRY
PANAMA
REG UNION
JSU/AMOSUP
INMARSAT NO
1341423
CLASSIFICATION
NK
YEAR BUILD
OCT '93
SHIP BUILDER
KAWASAKI
L.O.A - Mtr.
338.00 M
Breadth - Mtr.
58.00 M
Depth - Mtr.
28.90 M
Draft Full - Mtr.
19.17 M
D-weight - LT
258,000.00
Gross Ton - LT
145,000.00
Net Ton - LT
77,200.00
Main Engine
Kaw-Man-B&W 7S80MC
Horse Power
28,000 X 68