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SHIP NAME: Tribulus KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Japan FSA
type A
volume
material
dead 0
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Side shell in No 8 cargo hold lost in Feb 90.

No 8 hold flooded. Ore loaded.


source Woinin
type A
volume
material
dead 0
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1990-Feb. Bulker TRIBULUS, dwt 129160, 9 years old, loaded with iron pellets, loses the side shell in hold 8.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 10
link

Ship loaded iron ore Sept Iles for Rotterdam. Failure was some 270 mi SW Banty Bay in bad weather. Some of the crew were helicoptered off, but weather improved and ship was allowed to seek refuge in Bantry Bay. She was there for 3 months. One Irish source claims she leaked oil and some birds were oiled. If true, this means damage extended aft into bunker tanks.

This is Ferguson's Ship 4. Says "No 8 side shell lost". Sounds like ship was single skin, but we need confirmation.