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SHIP NAME: Boehlen KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source HOOKE
type D
volume 9800T
material crude
dead 28
link

Of a 32 man and four women crew, 25 lost their lives when the East German tanker Bohlen sank during a very severe storm of the coast of Brittany in lat 48.11N, long 05.12W on October 14, 1976. One of the 11 survivors, the radio operator, later reported that when the vessel had begun to ship water fast the crew had tried to launch the lifeboats, but these were smashed against the hull due to the ferocity of the conditions.


source CEDRE
type D
volume 9500T
material Boscan crude
dead 32
link http://www.le-cedre.fr/en/spill/boehlen/boehlen.php

Sank in very heavy weather off Brittany.


source ETC
type D
volume 50028B
material crude
dead
link


source CTX
type D
volume 9500T
material
dead 28
link

Ship may be under 10,000 dwt but heavy loss of life. This is a familiar story of ship being overwhelmed in bad weather off Brittany, but we dont have any specific cause data. Rapid sinkage prob means ballast tank breached.

Hooke says 3 divers were killed in salvage operations.