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SHIP NAME: Barbaros KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 15
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The 30 year old Turkish motor tanker Barbaros was severely damaged by an explosion and fire while anchored at a refinery pier in Izmit Bay, Sea of Marmara, Turkey during the afternoon of September 23, 1965. resulting in the deaths of 15 personnel from the 41 on board. Ablaze from stem to stern, smoke billowed hundreds of feet above the port.

The Barbaros had just completed discharging a cargo of petrol from Iskenderun and was about to sail when the explosion occured. After the fire had been finally extinguished, she was towed to anchor off Yarimca for safety reasons, then subsequently to Buyukdere. Declared a constructive total loss, she was sold to local shipbreakers for scrap.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 15
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