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SHIP NAME: Champion Trader KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
material
dead 1
link

Had explosion in fuel tank in Southwest Pass, River Mississippi, in 29 07 N 89 16 W, 29 Oct 1998 30-ft hole in side and hard aground Some cargo and bunkers spilled Refloated 02 Nov Discharging 10 Nov Sailed 25 Nov Ar Mobile 01 Dec. 1 dead Sailed 31 Jan 1999.


source USCG
type D
volume Y
material
dead 1
link

The USCG report makes it clear that the cause was stupid hot work (welding) on the deck above the tank.


source CTX
type C
volume Y
material
dead 1
link

This casualty was excluded from the CTX data base because the ship was a palm oil tanker. Ship lost 3100 B of palm oil and 3000 G of BFO. Bunker fuel oil cannot "explode"