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Damaged tanker carrying crude for Japan’s Cosmo Oil

The tanker was carrying around 2.3 million barrels of crude.

July 28, 2010 11:53 by



A very large crude carrier that was damaged in an explosion near the Strait of Hormuz in Oman waters was scheduled to deliver oil to Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil, an industry source said on Wednesday.

Separate sources said the tanker was carrying around 2.3 million barrels of crude.

There was no leakage of oil from the tanker, which had 16 Filipino and 15 Indian crew members on board. It was sailing under its own power towards Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates to check the damage, Japan’s transport ministry said in a statement.



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