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Andros Patria
 "Andros Patria".
( Photo collection The Greek Shipping Miracle )
"Andros Patria".
( Photo Copyright Lardex, thanks to Bjørn Ottosen )
 
"Andros Patria".
( Photo Copyright Lardex, thanks to Bjørn Ottosen )
 
"Andros Patria".
( Copyright reserved )
 
"Andros Patria".
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The Miramar Ship Index for
ANDROS PATRIA
IDNo / IMO
7027124
Year
1970
Name
ANDROS PATRIA
Flag
GRC
Owner
Seas Tpt Corp.
Type
Tanker
Tons
99460
DWT
215212
LOA
322,00
LPP
309,99
Beam
48,21
Draft
19,22
Machinery
1 ST, 20888 kW - 17,0
ShipDesign
VLCC
Builder
Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Ind., Co., Ltd.,
Yard
Yokohama Yard
Yard No
2058
Country built
JPN
Keel
????
Launch
07.07.1970
Completed
01.10.1970
Subsequent History
None
End
1978
Disposal Data
Scrapped after beiing damaged ( Tankexplosion, cracks in shipshull) at 43.31 N / 9.37 W on 31.12.1978 ( 34 Dead ) [ Voyage Kharg Island - Europoort, crude oil ] & Scrapped at Barcelona 19.06.1979

Additional information :

December 31, 1978:
Off the north west coast of Spain the Greek tanker "Andros Patria" caught fire. The explosion occurred midships 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.