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SHIP NAME: Kosmas M KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source ETC
type D
volume 73300B
material fuel oil
dead
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source HOOKE
type D
volume
material
dead
link

The Greek motor tanker Kosmas M was en route from Odessa to Yugoslavia, fully loaded with 18,000 tonnes of fuel oil, when a fire broke out in her engine room while off Akbas, near Canakkale, Dardanelles on December 25, 1978. As they were unable to control the blaze, all the crew men were taken off, leaving their vessel anchored off Akbas while explosions occurred in the engine room. When the fire was eventually extinguished, the engine room was found to have been gutted and the accommodation area damaged to such an extent that the Kosmas M was declared a CTL. She was towed to Bar where her cargo was discharged, then to Spain for breaking.


source CEDRE
type D
volume 10473T
material
dead
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source CTX
type D
volume 10473T
material C
dead
link

Hooke makes no mention of a spill. Not in Rempec??? The Turks dont make a big deal of this. CTX is sticking with the ETC number for now, but the volume is very suspect.

We dont know what happened in that engine room, but Ships Nostalgia calls this a engine room failure and has an ex-crew member post stating that the engine room was troublesome, particularly the Gotaverken diesel.

Switched spill volume to unknown. Rempec would not miss a spill this big.