Serious casualty. Explosion. Brekdown with towage.
130 miles ESE of Kingston.
Bear G. (m.bulk/oil) (BHS) build 1981, 43.487 grt.
Had explosion in engine-room about 130 miles ESE of Kingston, Jamaica.
1 dead and 4 crew injured. Towed to Kingston.
Sailed Kingston in tow 13/03 bound for N.
Europe for repairs. Repairs in Genoa.
Nil info on this casualty,
but USCG found with lots of cargo in ballast tanks 10 months later.
Dont know why the difference in casualties.