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SHIP NAME: Anne Milred Brovig KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source OSIR
type D
volume 16000T
material C
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Cause is Collision; fire. Location is North Sea, Helgoland Island, 54.13N,7.30E


source HOOKE
type D
volume
material C
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While on a voyage from Bandar Mashur to Hamburg, loaded with 39,000 tons of Iranian crude, the 25454 grt Norwegian mottor tanker Anne Mildred Brovig, collided with the British motor tanker Pentland 876 grt, during thick fog 35 miles west of Heligoland in lat 54.17N long 6.48E at 0611 GMT on February 20, 1966. Both vessels caught fire. The AMB with 42 men on board requested immediate assistance.

Pentland, no injuries, which had sustained severe bow damage was able to put out fire in No 1 hold. Was taken to Hamburg and repaired.

AMB had to be abandoned. Ablaze from stem to stern, drifted aground west of Heligoland, with only the bow above water. Huge oil slick.

Eventually broke in two. The forepart which still contained a lot of oil was refloated, partially discharged, and towed to Wilhemashaven.

It was calculated that about 16,000 tons of oil had been lost.


source CTX
type D
volume 19MML
material
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We know zip about this collision. One German source says Norwegian tanker with 40,000 tons on board collided with English ship Pentland. Approximately 16,800 tons oil flow into sea. Another source puts the date as 1966-02-10. Cause is unknown.