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Tasman Spirit

The Tasman Spirit is a Greek registered oil tanker that ran aground near the city of Karachi on July 28, 2003. Over 12,000 tons of oil spilt into the Arabian Sea in what is considered by some to be the largest environmental disaster in Pakistan's history.

According to the IUCN 16 kilometres of coastline has been polluted.

The ships insurer offered 10 million rupees in compensation to the Karachi port authorities, and agreed to pay all cleaning expenses.

The tanker was launched on February 1979 and was formerly called the Mabini and Kenko.

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