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SHIP NAME: July Star KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 35
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Having sailed from Oslo, in ballast, for the Mediterranean for orders, the Singapore steam tanker July Star broke in two in the Mediterranean off the Algerian coast in about lat 37.55N, long 06.15E on March 12, 1975. Neither of the two sections sank but remained afloat, drifting before the afterpart was subsequently towed to Cagliari Roads, with the forepart being towed to Gibraltar. Of the 35 crew members, one was found dead in the stern section but the other 34 remained missing presumed dead. Both sections were eventually scrapped.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead
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A near total mystery. There is no mention of fire, so we are assuming it is a hull failure. Were the lifeboats/liferafts still on board?