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SHIP NAME: Carlantic KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
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The Liberian bulk/oil motor vessel Carlantic was on a voyage from Khor al Amaya to Lisbon carrying a cargo of 70,000 tons of crude oil when she was rocked by an explosion and fire in her engine room in the South Atlantic off the coast of Angola in lat 14.30S, long 06.10E on July 11, 1973. THe second engineer died. The remaining crew abandoned ship, being picked up by the Russian motor tanker Pavel Dybenko, whose own crew assisted in extinguishing the blaze. The engine room however was flooded in the process.


source CTX
type C
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The ship was successfully towed to Rotterdam and discharged. She was declared a CTL, but the tanker market was in boom. So she was repaired and jumboized.

Ship was a nearly new, double bottom OBO, but initial problem pretty clearly was in the engine room.