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SHIP NAME: Capetan Mathios KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 0
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The Greek steam tanker Capetan Mathios was en route from Houston to Hoboken NJ in ballast when she ran aground in the Bahamas west of Andros Island in lat 24.16N, 79.10W on July 5, 1976. allegedly due to a steering gear failure. After being refloated five days later, she was towed to Freeport, Bahamas, where an inspection revealed serious hull and machinery damage had been sustained. She was then towed to Baltimore but, during the towage, a fire occurred in the port boiler which had to be extinguished by partially flooding the engine room. Following the constructive total loss settlement, the Capetan Mathios was sold to a Newark, NJ company for demolition.


source ETC
type D
volume 3665B
material bunkers
dead
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source CTX
type D
volume
material C
dead
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For now, CTX is accepting the steering gear story. But why was a Greek tanker in ballast from Houston to Hew Jersey. Ship was pretty clearly a mess,