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SHIP NAME: Protoklitos 4 KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source Japan FSA
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Damage in holds frames iwo No 3 hold and towed out to sea and scuttled. Iron ore loaded.


source WOININ
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1994-April 15. O/O PROTOKLITOS 4, Cyprus, scuttled off Brazil with 120,000 tons of iron on board after sustaining some damage in port. The vessel had even to be strengthened by Smit Tak for an amount of $600,000 before she could be towed out to sea.

New Scientist says Another bulk carrier the Protoklitos was scuttled, together with its cargo of iron ore, 400 km off the coast of Brazil, after it became too badly damaged to even make the next port.


source SSY
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Scuttled off Brazil after grounding on laden voyage carrying iron ore to China.


source AIMU
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The Protokletas was a Panamax bulker which had taken on cargo of iron ore from Brazil in 1992. Shortly after leaving port, the ship's crew heard mysterious sounds emanating from the hull, discretion had the better part of valour, and the master very sensibly sought refuge in a nearby Brazilian report which offered repair facilities (Angra dos Reis). This was a good decision on his part as it turned out that the ship's frames had detached from the side shell. However, the vessel was refused admission by the Port Authority. After 9 months of fruitless efforts to persuade the authorities to permit the ship to enter the port, the only solution that remained available to the owner was to take the ship out to sea and sink it with its full cargo on board. This is precisely what was done.


source CTX
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SSY is only source that mentions grounding. Seems unlikely. Dates are all over the place, probably because of the long wait in limbo.