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SHIP NAME: Riva I KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead
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On fire Dec 10 1981 whilst discharging cargo at Eilat Fire extinguished Dec 11. Sold and broken up.


source HOOKE
type C
volume
material
dead 2
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The Panamanian motor tanker Riva I was being used on the Ras Shukheir-Eilat service when she was seriously damaged by a fire that broke out in her accommodation during discharge of her 60,000 ton crude oil cargo at Eilat into the pipeline to Ashkelon on December 10, 1981. Two officers and a seaman risked their lives when closing 28 valves to cut off the flow of oil. The blazing vessel was then towed out some 10 miles south of Eilat where fire fighting operations were conducted to stop the flames reaching the cargo tanks. Two Filipino crewmen died and another three were slightly injured before the fire was extinguished on December 11. Experts reported that at the centre of the blase, the heat had reached 2,220C. The bridge had completely melted and disappeared. With the accommodation and engine room gutted, the Riva I was declared a CTL, towed to Taiwan, and scrapped.


source ETC
type C
volume 3665B
material B
dead
link

No reason to believe this number, probably nominal.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 2
link

An awful lot missing on this one.