On fire, abandoned, adrift Dec 12 1979 in 26 36.42 N 56 28.06 E
Explosion Dec 13
Further explosion, broke in two, aftpart sank Dec 15 in 26 04 N 55 33.30 E.
Forepart sold to be broken up.
Ship was in ballast.
Crew said they had completed tank cleaning 20 days earlier.
Big explosion in Straits of Hormuz inbound to Das Island.
Explosion was in the vicintiy of No 9 starboard tank,
which contained 354 tons of slops.
Big hole in starboard side.
Fuel oil leakage.
Broke in two on the December 15.
MSC 49/15, Annex 2
Explosion in No 9 slop tank.
Fire and explosion spread to other tanks due to failure
to use inert gas system in cargo tanks
and inability to start fire and foam pumps.
MSC 49/15 references MSC XLIV/8 No 38, FP
Flag is Liberian.
Must have spilled bunkers plus slops, but no estimate so far.
Need more info.