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SHIP NAME: Azalea KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source SOS
type D
volume
material
dead 4
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Developed fractures in No ballast tank causing list. Capsized and sank whilst in tow of salvage tug. Four salvage crew lost. North Atlantic, off Norway.


source CTX
type D
volume
material
dead 4
link

Ship was loaded with iron ore, Narvik to Bremerhaven, when No 1 ballast tank flooded. She was taken in tow, but capsized and sank 12 miles NW of Haugesund. Ship was originally an ore/oiler, but apparently had not traded in oil for a long time. Sound like corrosion.