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SHIP NAME: Southern Cross KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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dead 3
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Explosion, on fire 04 Jun 1986 while loading at Skikda Towed out same day Grounded, broken in two, fire extinguished 12 Jun. Three missing


source HOOKE
type A
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dead 3
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On June 24, 1986, while at the Algerian port of Skikda, loading gas oil, the Bahamian tanker Southern Cross exploded and caught fire, believed to be due to gas igniting in the vessel's No 14 tank. Such was the devastation from the violence of the explosion that all the deck structure was demolished and the berth's loading installations also sustained damage. Three South Korean crewmen died while the other 24 were hospitalized with various injuries after jumping overboard into the water. After being towed offshore, the Southern Cross then drifted aground on a reef west of Skikda where her hull broke in two. Insured for USD 9.5MM, the wrecked vessel was declared a CTL.


source CTX
type A
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dead 3
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Dont know which date is right. Rempec says no spill, does not mention killed and injured. This was a 18,493 grt product carrier. Probably was not inerted, nearly 20 years after Mactra/Marpessa/Kong Haakon, but we need confirmation.