The MV Tasman Spirit, a single-hulled tanker carrying 67,535 tonnes of crude oil destined for the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC), ran aground near Karachi port on 27 July 2003. Three attempts were made to tow it away but all failed. Cracks appeared in the hull on 14 August. The oil spill impacted 14 km of coastline along the Clifton Beach, Karachi.
Read about OSRL's involvment in the first entry of our Spill Journal series.