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Al-Malik Saud ak-Awal

Al-Malik Saud ak-Awal

Liberian crude oil tanker Al-Malik Saud al-Awal anchored off Tenerife on 04th Nov., 1966, months after she suffered an explosion at the engine room in June, when loading a full cargo of crude oil at La Salina, Venezuela. She was towed to Tenerife refinery by the Polish ocean tug Jantar, to discharge

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When I was 3/O in the Red Sea I called her on the aldis - by the time she had flashed the name I was totally confused.
 

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Hello Old Janner and capkelly! Yes, the huge blast was (probably) caused by a fire in the engine room, that killed eight crewmember and injured six more.

Not sure, but guess the name Al-Malik Saud al-Awal does mean something like "King Saud the First".

Rgds trenor
 

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