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SHIP NAME: Gezina Brovig KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source HOOKE
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The loss of the Norwegian motor vessel Gezina Brovig was caused by flooding in her engine room after a piston came free breaking an eight inch thick main intake sea-water pipe when about 300 miles NW of San Juan, PR in lat 22.46N long 68.48W on January 31, 1970. Two other tankers arrived on the scene to rescue all 32 crewmen from the Norwegian vessel which had been on a voyage from Aruba to Bucksport Maine with a cargo of heating oil. The Gezina Brovig slowly sinking drifted until February 2 when she was last sighted with only 30 feet of hew bow jutting above the water.


source SIS83
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No 1 cylinder came thru crank door, clobbered 8 inch water main and valves, er flooded, vessel sank


source OSIR
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volume 16000T
material No 2 fuel
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Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico.


source CTX
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Another machinery failure which shows up as a sinking in most databases. Twin screw would probably have saved this ship.

Not clear why crew was unable to isolate piping, especially given slow rate of sinking.