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Andros Patria

Andros Patria (1)
"Andros Patria".
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  Andros Patria (2)
"Andros Patria".
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  ANDROS PATRIA (3)
"Andros Patria".
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  Andros Patria (4)
"Andros Patria".
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Original Name
Andros Patria
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-10-1970
IMO No
7027124
Builder & Yard
Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Ind., Co., Ltd., Yokohama Yard, Japan
Yard No
Y2056
Engine
Steam
KW
20888
GRT
99849
NTR
84288
DWT
218665
LOA
322,00
LBP
309,99
Beam
48,21
Draft
19,22
Depth
24,80
Other names and history
1979 Scrapped after beiing damaged (Tankexplosion, cracks in shipshull)
Scrapped
01-02-1979

The Miramar Ship Index for "ANDROS PATRIA"
IDNo:
7027124
Year:
1970
Name:
ANDROS PATRIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
07.07.1970
Flag:
GRC
Date of completion:
01.10.1970

Tons:
99460
Link:
-
DWT:
215212
Yard No:
2058
Length overall:
323.7
Ship Design:
LPP:
310.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
48.2
Builder:
Ishikawajima-Harima
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Yokohama
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-17

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Cracked hull 43.31 N / 9.37 W on 31.12.1978 (34 dead) & Scrapped at Barcelona 19.06.1979

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7027124
7027124
1970
ANDROS PATRIA
99460
-
Seas Tpt Corp.

Additional information :

December 31, 1978:
Off the north west coast of Spain the Greek tanker "Andros Patria" caught fire. The explosion occurred mid-ships and the captain, fearing that the entire ship would explode, ordered the lifeboats to be launched. Almost the entire crew along with the captain abandoned the burning tanker. Only the chief engineer and one crewman stayed aboard.
The fire did not spread and the chief managed to restart the engines, set the autohelm to avoid the coast thus saving the ship and a greater environmental disaster. The tanker was carrying over 200,000 tons of Iranian crude oil and ultimately released over 14,000,000 gallons into the Bay of Biscay.
The ship was later taken In tow and was salvaged. The lifeboat carrying the captain and thirty three crewmen who abandoned the ship capsized in the heavy seas and all were drowned.
Thanks to Jan Goedhardt.