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SHIP NAME: Almizar KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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Hull damaged during heavy weather, adrift Dec 14 1981 in 41 31 N 15 28 W Towed in Dec 20. Sold and broken up.


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While on a voyage from Puerto la Cruz to Europoort loaded with crude oil, the 110,363 dwt Liberian steam tanker Almizar sustained severe hull damage in heavy weather conditions off the northern Portuguese coast in lat 41.31N, long 15.28W on December 14, 1981. She began drifting with a hole 25 ft by 13 ft in No 3 tank being opened to the sea, but no oil was spilled. None of her 25 crew was injured. The Almizar was then towed into Sines on Decmber 20, after which she was towed to Setubal four days later. Declared a constructive total loss due to the severity of the damage sustained, she was sold to Spanish shipbreakers, being scrapped at Barcelona in June, 1982.


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link http://the pilotboat.blogspot.com/2007/01/safe-or-unsafe-manning.html

First hand commentary on the size of the crew and the quality of the management (V-ships) of this ship. Clearly, little or no real maintenance was being done.


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Obviously, the No 3 tank was a permanent ballast tank. Almost certainly another case of bad wastage in a ballast tank. But why was she adrift?