Not Much To Go On

Ian J. Huckin
14th August 2010, 14:45
I seem to remember taking this picture mid 80s, perhaps, whilst fitting some extra gennies in m.v. Al Shuwaikh at HUD. Apparently she had run aground and then blew her main engine up trying to get free. The resulting ER fire took out the whole ship with, I was told at the time, fatalities.

Any ideas?????

Ian J. Huckin
15th August 2010, 15:50
I think this translates to PELLGOS - Piraeus

ted nutt
24th August 2010, 08:36
Morning Ian from Marine News May 1984,PELAGOS 16,009/67 owned by Parthenon Shipping Corp,Greece.Went aground on Helen Reef 16/3/84,position 02.57N 131.47E,on a voyage Iloilo to Brisbane.Fire broke out aft and caused considerable damage.Refloated 30/3/84.Arrived in tow Hong Kong 12/4/84.Then to the breakers in Taiwan.

Ian J. Huckin
24th August 2010, 15:01
Morning Ian from Marine News May 1984,PELAGOS 16,009/67 owned by Parthenon Shipping Corp,Greece.Went aground on Helen Reef 16/3/84,position 02.57N 131.47E,on a voyage Iloilo to Brisbane.Fire broke out aft and caused considerable damage.Refloated 30/3/84.Arrived in tow Hong Kong 12/4/84.Then to the breakers in Taiwan.

Thanks Ted, fills in another one of those blank spots.

I have several more pictures of ships on fire and ships that were damaged in the Iran/Iraq war. I'll post them as I dig deeper in my various boxes of wonderful junk......

ted nutt
24th August 2010, 15:28
Ian,Pelagos was built as the JANE for Cardenosa Cia Nav,Liberia by Osaka Zosensho #254 in1967,owners renamed her NEPTUNE in 1969,they sold her to Parthenon in 1976.Ted