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SHIP NAME: Comet Commander KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume Y
material
dead 7
link

Seven men died and a further 31 were injured when an explosion and subsequent fire occurred at 8.07 am on April 2 1966 in the engine room of the Liberian steam tanker, Olympic Honour, while she was undergoing maintenance work at a repair berth in Marseilles. All the afterpart of the vessel, including the engine room and the aft accommodation was gutted. There was also a very large hole in the hull plating on the starboard side. A second explosion rocked the tanker some four hours later, with blazing oil engulfing the middle and aft sections. Flames shot 150 feet high before being contained by fireboats.

The final casualty toll included four crewman and three repair workers dead, and 15 crew and 16 repairers injured.

She was towed to la Spezia 14 months later, where the aft and fore bodies clear of the cargo spaces were removed for demolition. The remainder of the vessel was converted to a non-propelled derrick barge.


source CTX
type C
volume Y
material
dead 7
link

MSI also says 7 killed. Contemporary news stories make it pretty clear the first explosion was in a tank where the repair team was working, probably a starboard bunker tank. The ship was in ballast, but probably had bunkers in other tanks, and maybe slops as well.