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Oil sample number 542319 plays key role in Thorco case

An oil sample from Thorco Lineage could perhaps provide answers to whether contaminated bunker caused the wrecking of Thorco Lineage. But the parties are unable to agree on where and when it will be tested. The sample is still in Panama.

Photo: Marine Nationale

A crucial oil sample, currently located in Panama, has in the past week taken center stage in the legal battle after the wrecking of Thorco Lineage.

The possible explanations behind the accident in the Pacific include contaminated bunker fuel oil, which may have triggered engine failure.

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