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SHIP NAME: Vera Berlingieri KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source REMPEC
type A
volume 5200T
material
dead
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Fire broke out after collision with Emanuele Delmas west of Fiumicinio. Delmas was carrying wood, no impact. 5200 T spilled included 4000T gasoline and 1200 t gas-oil.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 29
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There were only three survivors from the 31 man crew of the French motor bulk carrier Emmanuel Delmas when she caught fire following a collision in dense fog with the Italian motor tanker Vera Berlingieri about 18 miles off Fiumicino on June 26,1979. Both vessels became locked together, blazing fiercely, while explosions occurred due to the cargo of the Italian vessel feeding the flames.

The Vera Berlingieri, La Spezia from Vibo Valentia, was loaded with aviation fuel, diesel oil, pertoleum distillate and gasoline, while the Emmanuel Delmas had been on a voyage from Doulala to Sete, loaded with general cargo and logs. After being pulled apart, the Vera Berlingieri sank in lat 41.53N, long 11.46E. One man was lost from her crew. The Emmanuel Delmas, her accommodation area completely gutted and her bow ripped and torn, was towed to Civitavecchia, then to Toulon. After being declared a CTL, she was sold to Greek buyers, and returned to service in 1980 as the Good Challenger.


source CTX
type A
volume 6MML
material G
dead 29
link

No cause info. Vera was 7336 DWT. ED was grt 12,202m blt 1971. Not in Cahill.