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SHIP NAME: Salem KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
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Explosions, on fire, abandoned, sank Jan 17 1980 in 12 38 N 18 34 W.


source ETC
type D
volume 117000B
material Kuwaiti crude
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source CTX
type D
volume
material
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This was the scam ship that was deliberately sunk off West Africa after illegaly discharging her cargo at Durban, South Africa.

ETC volume looks wrong. These crooks would not have left 117,000 barrels of cargo on board, and probably had minimum bunkers to get to scuttling spot. Crude and BFO was very expensive at the time, especially in South Africa.