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DORIC FLAME
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No: 16672   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1978   Manufacturer: Hakodate Dock, Tokyo, Japan   Country: United Kingdom
DORIC FLAME

Arriving at Meadowside Granary in Glasgow in January 1978. She was built by the Hakodate Dockyard in Japan in 1972.
In January 1998 as FLARE she had a spectacular end to her career when she broke in two after grounding off Newfoundland sadly with the loss of 21 lives.
Picture added on 08 February 2011 at 11:54
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The ship did not ground, she broke in two on the open sea from failure of the hull in heavy weather

Added by S F on 07 May 2011.
Still a tragic end for all concerned.

Added by Richard Simpson on 08 May 2011.
She had left Rotterdam(?) insufficiently ballasted to avoid de-ballasting costs in the Great Lakes. She slammed heavily in very bad weather across the Atlantic, and finally broke in two with the crack initiating at a grain loading port. The enquiry also noted poor maintenance, unqualified welding repairs, and failure to rectify relevant Class noted defects.

Added by John Carlton on 09 January 2017.
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