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SHIP NAME: Unirea KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 2
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Explosions, on fire Oct 13 1982 off Cape Kaliakra Fire extinguished later same day Taken in tow, broke in two, sank Oct 14 abt 30-40 miles east of Cape Emine. Two crew dead


source HOOKE
type C
volume
material
dead 2
link

While en route from Constantza to Egypt in ballast, explosions and fire ripped through the Nos. 3 and 4 tanks of the 163,647 dwt Romanian motor tanker Unirea on October 13, 1982 when in the Black Sea off Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria. Two of her crew died as a result. A helicopter picked up one survivor from the sea while the remaining survivors were located in lifeboats by another Romanian vessel. The fire raged for 10 hours before being extinguished with tug assistance, after which the badly damaged vessel was taken in tow for Constantza, but she broke in two and sank about 35 miles east of Cape Emine on October 14.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 2
link

Very likely tank cleaning, but we need confirmation. Hard to believe a 1979 built Suezmax was not inerted, but IMO did not require IGS until 1984, and a Romanian flag ship probably never intended to trade to the US. (The USCG required IG in 1975 for tankers > 100,000 dwt.)