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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:OLIVIAAdded:Aug 02, 2011
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
owned neg with copyright

Built 1959


Disposal Data:
explosion & broke in two 50nm W Sardinia 31.12.80 (1*) [Port de Bouc-Taranto, ballast]
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil Products Tanker
Gross tonnage:11,834 tons
Summer DWT:7,770 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1959
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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P.F. KERR on Jul 15, 2017 23:56 (2 years ago)
1958 - laid down on contract from Willy Bruns & Co., Hamburg, but sold on the blocks to Rederi A/S Svenska Lloyd, Göteborg, Sweden.
Builder: Lubecker Flender Werke, Germany.
Propulsion: MAN single diesel motor, 8-cyl. - 7,200 bhp - 14 knots.
Launched: 31/10/1958. Completed: 2/2/1959.
Launched as "OLIVIA". Visited NZ twice, 1960 and 1966.
1969 - "BENTE BROVIG" - A/S Brovigtank & A/S Havfiske (Th. Brovig), Farsund, Norway.
1979 - "BLOSSOM" - Blossom Shipping Co. (Tidewater Commercial Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD). Registry - Monrovia.
31/12/1980 - exploded forward, broke in two, approx 50 nm west of Sardinia on a voyage in ballast from Port de Bouc, France to Taranto, Italy. Forepart sank. Aft section towed but broke away. One fatality. 30 survivors picked up by Soviet vessel "SPLIT" and landed at Lavera, France.
11/1/1981 - Aft section drifted aground at Cap Farina, Tunisia and abandoned.
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