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SHIP NAME: Petragen One KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead
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Explosions, on fire, broke in two, sank May 26 1985, while unloading at Algeciras Bay Wreck subsequently removed Heavy loss of life.


source IMO LEG 87/11/1, Annex 1
type A
volume Y
material naptha
dead 35
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In 1985 a fire and explosion occured onboard the Panamanian tanker Petragen One when discharging its cargo of naptha in Algeciras Bay (Spain). The fire spread to another tanker berthed at the same teminal, the Camponavia, which also exploded and sank. The incident caused the death of 35 crew and dock workers and 39 people were injured. The incident also caused pollution damage.


source HOOKE
type D
volume Y
material naptha
dead 35
link

Explosion and fire occured on board Petragen One while discharging, anchored at the floating jetty 250 m from the San Roque refinery in Algeciras Bay. Fire engulfed this ship and also Camponavia.


source Fairplay, date unknown
type D
volume
material
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Article saying Panama was sending an inspection team says Petrogen One [sic] had undergone its annual safety inspection on May 25th, the day before the disaster. The inspection was carried out on Panama's behalf by Fidenavis, the Spanish Classification Society. The last annual survey was in October and the IGS system had been checked in September.


source CTX
type C
volume 42000B
material
dead 35
link

Cedre puts the spill at 5109 tons, calls it "refinery explosion", but other sources are clean that the fire started on the Petragen One. ETC says 37000B, naptha and BFO. Some sources say 20 killed,others 32. ITOPF says "Two tankers, Petragen One and Camponavia, were involved in a fire and explosion at the San Roque refinery at Alegeciras.

We have a picture of Petragen 1 sunk. Apparently she was on a finger pier, and the Camponavia was on the other side of the pier.

ETC has another 7000B from Camponavia.

At this point, we have no real cause info. There must have been a Spanish investigation.