On 11 January 1995, the 300,000 tonne deadweight Liberian flagged ULCC Mimosa suffered
serious structural failure whilst on loaded passage off Scotland.
A large section of the hull plating fell off in moderate weather
leaving a large hole in the fore peak ballast tank.
The 18 year old ship was classed with DNV
and had passed the charterer's vetting procedures.
The cargo was eventually off-loaded to another tanker
and the ship proceeded to Portugal for repairs.