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Photographer:carimar [View profile]Title:GUNNYAdded:May 22, 2007
Location:Sete, France
Photo Category: Casualties
The GUNNY ex BIA-64 built 1951 by John Cockerill S.A., Hoboken (Yard No. 751) was taken by my late friend Hans R. Bachmann at SÚte when he was captain on the AKUT ex "Kval°y".

On June 27. 1977, after discharging her 16'000-tonne cargo of crude oil at SÚte, a massive explosion on the 26-year old Finnish motor tanker GUNNY_OGPL_ex-"BIA", practically split her in two. A major fire then broke out. Most of her crew were thrown clear by the blast but 2 men were killed. four others seriously burned and another nine hospitalised with injuries. Oil that spilled into the harbour was also set ablaze and hundreds of windows in buildings around the port area were smashed by the force of the blast. The wreck, was declared a constructive total loss, and sold to shipbreakers for scrap. The forward part was broken up at SÚte, while the aftpart was towed to Marseille on 25.10.1977 for demolition.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Bia (Until 1964)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:11,321 tons
Summer DWT:17,537 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1951
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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