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SHIP NAME: Chryssi KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source MIT79
type D
volume 31000LT
material
dead
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Listed as structural failure.


source HOOKE
type A
volume 31000LT
material
dead 21
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21 crewmen lost their lives as a consequence of the Panamanian steam tanker Chryssi, breaking in two in heavy seas about 250 miles SW of Bermuda on December 26, 1970. 17 others, including the master, were rescued from a lifeboat by the Norwegian motor vessel Ross Mount two days later. They reported that the stern section had sunk in lat 31.10N, long 69.30W, on December 26. The Chryssi had sailed from the Venezuelan port of El Palito on December 19 loaded with a cargo of crude oil bound for Boston Mass. It was seven days later that disaster struck the vessel. The breaking in two occured so suddenly that no radio calls for help were sent.


source CTX
type D
volume 31000LT
material
dead 21
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The ship was 30000 dwt, built at Quincy in 1953. May have been OBO but cant confirm. One problem with the Hooke account is that there are no refineries at Boston.