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SHIP NAME: Oriental Navigator KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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dead
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On fire, explosion, Dec 15 1981 at Limay Fire extinguished Dec 17. Sold and broken up.


source HOOKE
type A
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dead 23
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On December 16. 1981. while the Liberian motor tanker Oriental Navigator was lying in empty condition at Limay, Manila Bay having just completed discharge of her cargo of Indonesian crude oil, a fire on board the Phillipine tug Malabayabas, which was moored alongside, caused an explosion and major fire in the aft quarter of the tanker. As a result 19 of her 35 man crew died, plus 4 of the tug's five crew, while her after structure, and accommodation were gutted.


source CTX
type A
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dead 23
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Not clear what exploded, BFO tank?