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SHIP NAME: Jari KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type C
volume
material
dead
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While lying in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janiero, in a ballast condition undergoing maintenance repairs on April 2, 1981, three explosions occurred in the No 3 hold of the 131,812 dwt Brazilian ore/oil motor vessel Jari. Fire immediatedly followed of the vessel which then settled to the bottom. The explosions caused extensive damaged to the midships section, which was badly holed. After being declared a CTL, it was decided to repair the vessel but, after eventually being rasied on Decmebr 18, she did not enteer drydock until October 30, 1982. Renamed Jacui, she completed repairs in April 1983.


source CTX
type C
volume 2100m3
material B
dead
link

Three year old ship undergoing structural? repairs?

Ore/oiler means double hulled. Nearly impossible to have three explosions in an open hold. Explosions probably occurred in the double bottom which is also consistent with holes in the shell and flooding.

Best guess is oil got into the double bottom, and was ignited by hot work.