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SHIP NAME: Hawaiian Patriot KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source LMIU
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Developed crack in hull during heavy weather 300 miles west of Hawaii 23 Feb 1977 Had explosion and on fire, abandoned by crew, broke in two and sank 24 Feb in 22 01 N 165 29 W.


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On February 23, 1977, while on a voyage from Seria, Brunei to Barbers Point, Hawaii, loaded with 95,000 tons of crude oil, the Liberian motor tanker Hawaiian Patriot sustained a large 100 ft crack in her hull during a storm when some 330 miles west of Honolulu, causing heavy leakage of oil. It was estimated that over 17,500 tons had leaked befoer the oil ignited, casuing an enormous explosion that engulfed the vessel in flames and black smoke at 1040 the next day. The huge slick also caught fire. Once crew member died in the blast, but the other 38 leapt into the sea, from where they were safely picked up by the motor vessel Philippine Bataan. The blazing Hawaiian Patriot then broke in two and sank in lat 22.01N, long 165.29W at 1630 on February 24.


source SIS
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hvy weather, fire and exp, sank


source ETC
type D
volume 623364B
material Indonesian crude
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source CTX
type D
volume 99000T
material C
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Guessing non-inerted.

ITOPF says 101,296 tons in one document, 95,000 tons in another. Since the ship had a deadweight of 99,447, the 101,000 tons in the N Pacific would be overloaded. Ship was 12 years old.