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SHIP NAME: Arctic KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume N
material
dead
link

While on voyage from Kharg Island to St Croix, loaded with 65,000 tons of crude oil, the Liberian bulk/oil motor vessel was seriously damaged as a result of a collision with the inward bound AGIP Venezia at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz in lat 26.23N long 54.13E on May 4 1971. The AGIP Venezia's bow penetrated 30 ft at right angles into the bridge area and into the engine room of the Liberian vessel, which flooded. There were also four fatalities on-board and another man with such serious injuries that he had to be air-lifted by helicopter to Dubai. Luckily there was no damage to cargo tanks, preventing any pollution hazard.


source CTX
type D
volume
material F
dead 4
link

Hooke says vessel was declared a CTL, but then was sold and returned to trading as Lorenzo Halcoussi.

Difficult to see how there could be no spill. Bunker tank(s) must have been holed. For now CTX is saying dont know.

Sounds like this might be a Dance of Death. But we dont have time of day, nor even which side was hit.