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SHIP NAME: CLaude Conway KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 12
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On March 20, 1977, while on a ballast passage from New York to Freeport, Bahamas, the Panamanian steam tanker Claude Conway broke in two after an explosion on board about 150 miles SE of Cape Fear in lat 32.45N, long 75.25W. Of a total crew of 39 only 27 survivors were picked up. There was no sign of the missing 12 men. The two sections drifted apart, the bow section being sunk by Coast Guard fire on March 24 and the stern section being towed to New York, where it was subsequently scrapped.


source CTX
type C
volume Y
material
dead
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ETC puts the bunker spill at 14,660 BBLs but since the stern section was towed in, this looks way high.

Assuming tank explosion. Ship almost certainly was not inerted. No USCG report.