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SHIP NAME: Berge Broker KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 1
source CTX
type C
volume 13480T
material
dead
link

Only in Cedre and USCG databases. Must have been a pretty massive hull failure, if they could not cover it up. This ship is a Kockums 350, one of the most lightly built class of ships built in the mid-late 1970's. Some 13 of these ships were built between 1975 and 1979. They experienced a wide range of continuing structural problems. These 350,000 dwt ton ships had a lightweight (basically steel weight) of about 43,000 tons. A minimal lightweight for a single hull ship of this size would be at least 47,000 tons. The good Japanese ships of this size and era had a lightweight of over 50,000 tons.