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SHIP NAME: Atlas Pride KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
dead
link

Sustained cracked forepeak during heavy weather 45 miles S of East London Aug 29 1991. Later holed in bow. Taken in tow Sep 1 to Algoa Bay where cargo transferred. Towed into Cape Town Sep 26. Temporary repairs completed by Dec 4.


source CTXU
type C
volume Y
material
dead
link

Another loaded VLCC structural failure blamed on rogue waves off South Africa. Ship was en route from Juaymah to Brazil. Pictures show the bow above the top of the forepeak tank is fine, but below that the steel is just gone. If the bow had been overstressed by a rogue wave, the damage would have looked quite quite different. The damage stops cleanly at the aft forepeak tank bulkhead. This was pretty clearly a corrosion problem in the forepeak tank.