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Old 3rd May 2008, 12:20
alastairrussell alastairrussell is offline  
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Bulker LEADER L (38975gt, built 1977), sinks in the Atlantic after structural failure and the collapse of a hatch cover. Out of 31 crewmembers only 13 could be saved.. The ship was flying the Panama flag, and was classed by the Polish Register. After this tragedy the PR was ejected from IACS. It had been bought in 1996 for $=3.5m but its H&M insurance value at the time of sinking was $=6m. (ship)
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