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SHIP NAME: Caribica KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Fire and explosions, ingress of water Sep 07 1990 Abandoned Sank Sep 08 in 05 25.96 N 107 35.27 E.


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On Sep 7th 1990, while proceeding in ballast from Taiwan to Singapore, an explosion and fire ripped through No 8 Stbd tank and No 8 Centre tank, when about 375 miles NE of Singapore. One crewman died. These explosions damaged the shell plating and bulkheads to such an extent that seawater poured into these tanks then subsequently into the pump room and engine room. The Caribica with a Hull and Machinery value of GBP3.83M, sank in lat 05.25.96N long 107.53.27E on Sept 8th. The 25 surviving crew members were rescued by the South Korean fishing vessel Poong San No 15.


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SSY says explosion while in ballast off Malaysia. Might be tank cleaning.