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No: 16914   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1971   Manufacturer: Sumitomo, Tokyo, Japan   Country: United Kingdom

Another OBO to suffer a tragic explosion was the Bibby vessel built by Sumitomo at Uraga in 1970. In March 1971 this occurred off Cape Finisterre in which her Master lost his life. She was towed eventually to Port Glasgow for repair and this was taken in October of 1971.
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Explosion occurred shortly after she arrived to stand by BP's tanker British Comet, which had sent out an SOS after her engineroom flooded.

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