For the record
, I'm not suggesting having a cargo ship aground in that area would be a good thing. Spilling Fuel
and mining chemicals would be bad anywhere, especially a pristine location.
But not Exxon Valdez bad. Simushir, built in 1998 in Lemmer, Netherlands
, is a 9405 DWT, 135 m x 17 m general cargo ship.
Exxon Valdez was a 214,861 DWT, 301 m x 51 m VLCC with a capacity of 1.48 Million barrels of crude.
I can't find the exact capacity of Simushir's fuel
and cargo tanks
(if any). News reports suggest she's carrying 400 tons of bunker oil
and 50 tons of diesel
. Even if the news got it right, that's 2,958 barrels of bunker. Somewhat shy of 1.48 million barrels.
If you compare news photos of Simushir to historical photos, you'll also note that she's riding pretty high above her fully loaded waterline, so if there is a lot of tankage below decks, it probably is nowhere near full.
If you're looking for photos, include former names: Munteborg, Msc Baltic
As for engines, there is almost certainly only one. Cargo ships are built for efficiency, not speed.