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SHIP NAME: Marinicki KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
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On February 10, 1987, while the 161,805 dwt Greek OBO motor vessel Marinicki was repairing in the Bay of Megara near Piraeus a huge explosion and fire occurred in her No 10 hold. The vessel was then towed out to sea for the fire to be extinguished but the explosion had been so violent that both hatch covers of No 10 hold were blown into the sea, with the force distorting the deck and the hold. Once crew member was killed and another two seriously injured.


source CTX
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Declared a CTL but re-emerged at Mount Athos I, and finally Mount I or maybe Mountain. This ship was originally the Naess Crusader, then Nordic Crusader, then Cast Fulmar, then Marinicki. John Cassels of Ship Nostalgia served on the Nordic Crusader. His comment is should have been scrapped at birth.

In 1997, Mount 1 on her way to the breakers, eastbound through the Malacca Strait, T-boned the bulk carrier ICL Vikraman, also headed east, killing 29. See 19970926_001.

Ten was probably the aft most hold. Sounds like No 10 hatch covers were closed. The explosion was most likely in the ballast tanks or maybe the pump room. Maybe cargo leak into ballast tank.