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SHIP NAME: Rover Star KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 3
link

Explosion, on fire Oct 16 1984 in 24 06 N 58 45 E Fire extinguished, developed severe list during heavy weather Oct 18 Sank Oct 19 in 24 13.30 N 59 01.30 E. One dead, two missing


source HOOKE
type C
volume
material
dead 3
link

While on a ballast passage from Aden to Kharg Island, the Panamanian motor tanker Rover Star was abandoned by her crew due to explosions and fire occurring on board when in the Gulf of Aden about 30 miles off Muscat in lat 24.06N, long 58.45E on October 16. 1984. Three men were lost but the 32 survivors were picked up by the steam tanker Sanko Creast. Listing heavily and settling by the stern, the Rover Star, almost broken in two due to massive explosion damage midships, sank on October 19.

Earlier in 1984, the Rover Star had survived an Iraqi Exocet attack while anchored one mile off Kharg Island on April 18. After loading her crude oil cargo at Kharg, she proceeded to Aden to discharge before undergoing reepairs at Jebel Ali to enable her to return to her regular run.


source ETC
type C
volume 7330B
material bunker fuel oil
dead
link

Says 30 miles off Muscat