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Sent: Wednesday, 7 April 2010 1:35 PM
To: The Antipodean Mariner
Subject: Re: What's a coal tanker please?
Thank you for your email.
Thank you for pointing out this error and it will be fixed as soon as possible.
Sent: 07/04/2010 11:40 AM
Subject: What's a coal tanker please?
The media section of Maritime Safety Queensland's website lists the 'Shen Neng 1' as a coal tanker?
"These images of the coal tanker Shen Neng 1, aground on a reef 70km east of Great Keppel Island, were taken by Maritime Safety Queensland on Sunday afternoon, 4 April 2010. The images are thumbnails - the full-size versions are available below each image. The full-size versions are large and may take some time to load, especially on slower Internet connections.
The 'Shen Neng 1' is a Bulk Carrier for shipping dry bulk cargoes like coal. Tankers carry liquids such as oil, petroleum products and chemicals.
I'm really surprised that the maritime safety authority such as MSQ "doesn't know its own product" - or did you just entrust this task to a journalist or some web developer?
The Antipodean Mariner
PS Usual disclaimers apply - this email represents my own views as a Master Mariner and a profession seafarer who knows the difference between a bulk carrier and a tanker, and doesn't represent the opinion of my Employer.