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SHIP NAME: Casper Trader KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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material
dead 3
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Fire in engine-room May 23 1984 in 07 26 N 108 22 E Partly abandoned by crew. Three dead


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 2
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The 142,317 dwt Liberian motor tanker Casper Trader was on a ballast passage from Sakaide to Dumai when a fire broke out in her engine room while in the South Chine Sea about 350 miles NE of Singapore in lat 07.26N: long 108.22E on May 23, 1984. Of the total number of 51 on board, which included 20 Asian tank cleaners, 25 quickly abandoned ship in a life boat, while another seven were picked up by a lifeboat from one of the many vessels that proceeded to her assistance. This left 17 survivors remaining on board with two other dead, having been trapped in the blazing engine room.


source CTX
type C
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material
dead 3
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Towed to Singapore, declared CTL.