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SHIP NAME: Mimosa KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume
material
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Hit submerged object, holing port forepeak ballast tank below w/line in 57 13N 09 58W 11 Jan 1995. Escorted Lyme Bay 15 Jan. Inspected same day. Cargo lightered by 04 Feb. Ar Lisbon 07 Mar, sd 09 Mar. Ar Setubal 10 Mar to repair. Sd 08 Jun.


source EU, Safety of the Seaborne Oil Trade, 2000-03-21
type A
volume N
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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.


source CTX
type C
volume N
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Ship was en route Sullom Voe to US Gulf. EU explanation, ballast tank corrosion, is far more believable than LMIU. The Mimosa was a very lightly built Kockums 350, who was a regular customer of the repair yards.