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SHIP NAME: Kaizo Maru KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source Hooke
type A
volume
material
dead 13
link

While loading a part cargo of crude oil at an offshore berth 3 miles off Ras al Khafji, Saudi Arabia on August 5, 1965, the Japanese steam tanker Kaizo Maru was devastated by a series of explosions and subsequent fire. She was towed off berth but ran aground six miles away, still blazing, her back broken.

Nine Japanese including the master and four Arabs were killed while a total of 32 other men were reported to have been injured by the blasts.

The wreck of the Kaizo Maru, which had on board 21,900 tons of crude oil that had previously been loaded at Ras Tanura for Yokohama, and was completing the loading of a further 8,900 tons at Ras al Khafji, continued to blaze from end to end for many days.


source CTX
type A
volume ?
material
dead 13
link

No cause info.

Must have been a massive spill, possibly as much as 30,000 tons, but shows up nowhere in the spill data bases?