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SHIP NAME: Agios Ioannis KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source Hooke
type A
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dead 6
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On June 24, 1981, while at Europoort, discharging her cargo of iron ore that had been loaded at Port Cartier, a huge explosion followed by a fire occurred on board the 136,000 dwt Greek bulk/oil steamship Agios Ioannis. The force of the blast killed six workmen on board, who had been in an empty, but not gas-free tank, and ripped a huge 100 m hole the hull, with the port side shell plating torn open. Some of the 38 crewmen reportedly suffered injury, but none was seriously hurt. There was still about 100,000 tons of iron ore remaining on board at the time, which was subsequently discharged at Maasvlakte.

With a hull and machinery value of USD 14 million, the Agiois Ioannis was declared a CTL and sold to Spanish shipbreakers. She arrived in Barcelona in tow on October 11 to be scrapped.


source CTX
type C
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dead 6
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Another OBO ballast tank explosion. Clearly some oil was where it was not supposed to be, and they knew it. Hence the repairs. On top of the leak, they did not do a proper job of cleaning and purging the tank into which the oil had leaked, before the hot work.