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SHIP NAME: Energy Endurance KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
dead
link

Badly holed in bow after being struck by freak wave off Durban Apr 09 1981, causing spillage of bunker oil. Subsequently anchored at Algoa Bay and transferred cargo Arrived Cape Town for temporary repairs. Sold to be broken up in Taiwan.


source ETC
type C
volume 13214B
material B
dead
link


source CTX
type C
volume 2100m3
material B
dead
link

Another structural failure blamed on rogue waves off South Africa. But pictures show the bow is fine. A gigantic hole has been smashed cleanly thru both sides in way of the forepeak tank from just above the light waterline downward. If the bow had been overstressed by a rogue wave, the damage would be quite different. The holes stop cleanly at the aft forepeak tank bulkhead. This was clearly a corrosion problem in the forepeak tank.

ETC says there was a bunker spill, and contemporary South African newspaper articles talk about a big slick. This must be from the forward fuel oil tank.