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Mega Borg 1975 73843t built by Gotaverken Arendal
1979 Jagranda
1984 Mosborg
1985 Mega Borg
1990 explosion & fire 75nm SE of Galveston 9/5/90
broken up Gadani Beach.

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On November 1, 1979, the BURMAH AGATE collided with the freighter MIMOSA southeast of Galveston Entrance in the Gulf of Mexico. An estimated 2.6 million gallons of oil was released into the environment; another 7.8 million gallons was consumed by the fire onboard. This spill is currently #55 on the all-time list of largest oil spills.
 

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Looks more like explosion than collision damage.
Joined the Burmah Legacy as ch.mate early 1980 but don't remember hearing
about this incident.
 

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I'm pretty sure that is not BURMAH AGATE. Looks more like a Kockums 360 to me, and the damage may be a boiler explosion due to burning crude instead of fuel oil. Any other ideas, anyone?
 

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Dom, I have changed it for you and added this info:

Mega Borg 1975 73843t built by Gotaverken Arendal
1979 Jagranda
1984 Mosborg
1985 Mega Borg
1990 explosion & fire 75nm SE of Galveston 9/5/90
broken up Gadani Beach.
 

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