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SHIP NAME: Hakuyoh Maru KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 9
link

Struck by lightning, explosions, on fire Jul 12 1981 whilst discharging cargo at Genoa Fire extinguished, developed list Jul 13. Seven dead, two missing Forepart broken up Aftpart sold.


source LINK
type A
volume
material
dead 7
link http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=999

Shortly after completion of the discharge of her cargo of 83700 tons of Algerian crude oil at Genoa on July 12, 1981, the 102,009 dwt Japanese motor tanker Hakuyoh Maru was struck by lightning, which caused massive explosions and fire. Six persons were killed and another 10 suffered injuries as many of the survivors threw themselves into the harbour. Burning debris fell on the nearby tankers Industrial Prosperity and Ante Banina causing damages to them, while near-by buildings had their windows shattered by the blast. An Italian fireman died the following day when he was overcome by toxic fumes while inspectingthe hulk.


source REMPEC
type A
volume 197T
material C
dead 5
link

Unloaded vessel struck by lightning causing pipe rupture. Most of spill burnt. 5 crew killed. Pollution in port.


source ETC
type A
volume 21990B
material C
dead
link

ETC a lot more than Rempec, but sometimes Rempec does not count oil that is burnt.


source CTX
type C
volume 21990B
material F
dead
link

The SN entry is taken from Hooke.

Algerian crude is very volatile. 12 years after Mactra et al, very likely no IGS, no closed ullaging system. Not required by IMO until 1984. According to Rempec, the hoses were still connected. There's a good chance ullage lids were open for post-discharge cargo survey. Sounds like repeat of Seatiger, similar to Chevron Hawaii.

Did the Italians or Japanese do a report?