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SHIP NAME: Feoso Sun KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
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dead 30
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On November 8, 1978, only 20 minutes after a severe explosion on board, the Panamanian motor tanker Feoso Sun sank off Bataan refinery, Manila Bay, in lat 14.30.42N, long 120.37.30E. Of the 58 persons on board or nearby at the time, 30 lost their lives, with many others suffering from burns. The tanker had a crew of 42 Hong Kong Chinese and Indonesian nationals, while also on board were three shipyard personnel and five Filipino watchmen. There were also 7 or 8 local boatmen waiting alongside to ferry people to and from the vessel, which had just discharged 19,564 tonnes of Chinese crude oil at the Bataan refinery, and had anchored 1,000 yards away to check for possible hull damage believed to have been sustained when she berthed four days earlier. A huge burst of flame also erupted from the Feoso Sun before she sank, her bow high in the air. After being declared a CTL, the wrecked vessel was sold to a salvage company for eventual scrapping.


source CTX
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ETC puts spill at 7330 barrels bunkers. Does not mention 30 plus killed.

Four days is a very long discharge for a small tanker. And apparently she sank stern first. The death toll looks high for a tank fire forward. But we simply don't know. There must have been an official investigation, byt CTX has not yet seen it.