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SHIP NAME: Exotice KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source MSIH
type D
volume
material
dead 9
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OBO. Explosion 31.36N, 11.00W, 9 killed.


source ETC
type D
volume 21990B
material
dead
link

West of Essquira, Morocco. Scrapped Kaohsiung, 1977-11.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 9
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On January 31, 1977, while on a ballast passage from Fos to Brazil, a violent explosion ripped though the Nos. 7, 8, 9, and 10 tanks of the 152,719 dwt Liberian ore/bulk/oil steamship west of Essaouria, Morocco,in lat 31.36N,long 11.00W. Nine men lost their lives. The 30 survivors, including those seriously injured, were picked up by the roll-on, roll off motor ferry Juan March. The injured were then air lifted by helicopter to hospital in Las Plamas. The Exotic with her last four holds blown up and fumes still escaping from the hatches and accommodations, the drifted aground between Essaouria and Cap Sim in lat 31.28.30N, long 09.40.00W. She was refloated on February 5 by three tugs and was then towed to Lisbon where she underwent an examination in a dry dock. She was declared a CTL and scrapped. She had been insured for $15 million.


source CTX
type C
volume 3500m3
material
dead 9
link

Sounds like she was tank cleaning. The ETV spill volume is suspect, but all we have.