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SHIP NAME: Nelson KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume 19588MT
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On February 19, 1973, while on a voyage from Augusta, Sicily to Philadelphia with a cargo of 19,588 tonnes of low sulphur fuel oil the Cyprus motor tanker Nelson developed a crack in her pump room and a fracture in her hull during very heavy weather 375 miles NE of Bermuda. With water gushing into her, all 42 crew members abandoned ship, being safely picked up by the British motor vessel Cumberland. The Nelson subsequently sank in lat 36.34N, long55.08W at 5.33 am on February 20.


source CTX
type D
volume 22MML
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