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SHIP NAME: Mosli KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source OSIR
type D
volume 5000T
material C
dead
link

Cause is Collision. Location is near Strait of Gibraltar Date is 1966-07-01.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material C
dead 5
link

Five crewmen were lost when the Greek steam tanker World Liberty was in collision with the Norwegian motor tanker Mosli in the sourthern Red Sea in lat 14.30N, long42.30E, during the evening of March 12, 1966. The World Liberty with a crew of 43 was on a ballast voyage from Piraeus to the Persian Gulf. As she immediately caught fire, the crew took to their lifeboats with most being picked by the motor vessels 14 July and Clan MacDonald.

World Liberty was greek flag, blt 1949, grt=18451.


source CTX
type D
volume 6MML
material
dead 5
link

A Clanline memoir says one of its ships picked up 9 survivors from the tanker World Liberty which had collided with the Norwegian tanker Mosli, but claims this was in the Red Sea, confirming Hooke account. Hooke says World Liberty was CTL.

OSIR has everything wrong, so it is possible OSIR is talking about a different casualty. But currently we are guessing this is not the case, and that the Mosli was loaded, and spilled the oil. The OSIR volume is probably a guess. Cause is unknown. IG might have helped a lot.