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SHIP NAME: Mara Hope KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Fire in engine-room, explosions Nov 07 1983 whilst under repair at Port Neches Fire extinguished Nov 10 Sustained serious damage Towed out for Kaohsiung, but grounded near Fortaleza Mar 21 1985. Since being broken up by local firm at Fortaleza.


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On November 7, 1983, while lying laid up in an empty condition at Port Neches, a major fire broke out in the engine room of the LIberian tanker Mara Hope, while she was bing renovated. This led to 150 people living near the port area being evacuated for fear of a major explosion. All the crew of about 40, who were on board when the fire started, managed to leave the ship without any injuries, but one of the shore workers on board, who were installing new generators, was taken to hospital. The fire raged for four days, with intermittant explosions, causing so much damage that the vessel was declated a CTL.


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In tow to Taiwan via Cape Hope, tug had steering problems of Fortaleza, tried to anchor the tanker, drifted aground 1 mile for breakwater, and was abandoned. This is a separate casualty.