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SHIP NAME: FR8 Venture KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source CARGOLAW
type A
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dead 2
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Singapore registered M/T FR8 Venture, had loaded crude oil at Scapa Flow terminal in Orkney, bound for Houston, Texas -- contacted Shetland Coastguard Nov. 13 -- reporting 3 injured crewmen. UK Coastguard rescue helicopter Mike Uniform from Stornoway was scrambled to assist -- Longhope RNLI lifeboat launched with doctor on board. M/T FR8 Venture took a large wave over bow where the 3 crew were working. The doctor was winched onto the ship with the winchman from the helicopter and subsequently reported the deaths of 2 of the crew. The 3rd injured crewmen now en-route to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the Coastguard helicopter.


source ISNTC
type A
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dead 2
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FR8 VENTURE (Singapore, 42010gt)’s two seamen while securing anchors were killed and another seriously injured after a freak wave struck them during a heavy storm /wind force 6 to 10, near Orkney, Scotland, 11-Nov-2006. The crude oil tanker was underway from Pentland Firth for Houston. A helicopter airlifted the said seamen to hospital.


source CTX
type C
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Ship left shelter while the anchors were still being secured. Uk investigation rightly censured Captain for not taking the time to do this in sheltered waters. There was no freak wave. Loaded freeboard forward on tankers has slowly decreased over the years, making "freak" waves more common. The FR8 Venture was a nearly new ship.

"freak" is usually Tromedy jargon for any wave that results in casualties/damage, implying that such a wave can or should not be designed for.