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SHIP NAME: San Nicola KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 3
link

The Italian motor tanker San Nicola had just sailed from Brindisi for Milazzo in ballast after discharging a cargo of naptha, when a series of explosions and fires ripped through her, four miles off Brindisi harbour on November 1, 1972. Three of her 34 man crew died and another seven were injured. The other 24 leapt overboard, all being safely picked up from the water. The San Nicola was then towed back into Brindisi, listing heavily to port. After being declared a CTL the extensively damaged vessel was sold to shipbreakers at La Spezia for demolition.


source CTX
type D
volume
material
dead 6
link

Inert gas would probably have made a big difference.

Not sure of IMO number. Hooke claims ship was built 1955, but only San Nicolas that qualifies is Miramar 1951 built. Went with Miramar.