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SHIP NAME: Florida Express KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
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Explosion/fire 50 miles off Galveston while waiting to lighter 27 Feb 1995 Minor leakage of bunker fuel Fire put out quickly Several tanks severely damaged Cargo transferred 02 Mar Ar Port Arthur 03 Mar Sold to breakers prev 15 Aug. Arrived Gadani Beach 30 Jan 1996 to be broken up.


source FSI 5/INF 6
type D
volume Y
material
dead 0
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Explosion and fire in 3P, 50 miles off Galveston. CTL.


source CTX
type C
volume Y
material
dead
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This was a bunker barge, not a lighter. USCG says explosions in No 2 and No 3 cargo tanks, cracks in side shell plating. Puts spill at 200B of cargo (BFO).

How in the world did these idiots generate a tank explosion with BFO? Was 3P a segregated ballast tank. Maybe the bunkers still had some light ends. Was the ship inerted? Need more info?