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SHIP NAME: Salvia KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source SSY
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Hull cracked on laden voyage carrying iron ore from Chile to South Korea. Sank in Pacitic Ocean.


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Sustained crack in shell plating and NO 1 hold flooded in lat 26.20N, long 155.12E on 9/2/91; subsequently sank in lat 24.15N,long 154.33E on 10/2/91. All 28 crew members rescued. No 1 hold flooded. Ore loaded.


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She had loaded at Huasco bound for Pohang.

This troubled OBO spent much of her life as the Muirfield under which name she is not fondly remembered by ex-crew.. At one time, she had to have 3000 tons of oil pumped out of her duct keel.

She is also the discoverer of the Muirfield Sea Mount south of the Cocos. While on a loaded voyage from Brazil to Japan she hit a submerged object, holing No 9 starboard ballast tank in waters that were 5000 feet deep according to the charts. Amazingly she survived even though the tank was completely flooded and proceeded to Japan for discharge. Subsequent survey found a 1.5 mile wide seamount.