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SHIP NAME: Assimi III KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material F
dead 5
link

The Greek chief engineer Daktilsis Dimitrios and two other engineers died and two other crew members were reported missing, when the Liberian motor tanker Assimi III experienced an engine room fire near Tandjung Uban, 30 miles south of Singapore, on April 26, 1968. The remaining 28 all abandoned their ship, which had just sailed from Tandjung Uban bound for Saigon, loaded with high octane fuel and kerosene. The fire was extinguished by the efforts of the Royal Navy during the evening of April 28; however, a fresh outbreak the following day engulfed the tanker, causing her decks to split. She then sank, partially submerged, until a hugh explosion on May 1 finally sent her to the bottom


source CTX
type A
volume 20MML
material D
dead 5
link

Ship was 10,314 grt. Fully loaded her cargo would be about 16,000 tons.