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GALILEO GALILEI with her sister GUGLIELMO MARCONI were built by Cantieri
Navali Adriatico Monfalcone inn1963 tg. 27907 .
She is pictured departing Genoa june 1969 in her route from Italia to Australia.
I think she was broken up as MERIDIAN of Celebrity Cruises at the end 90s.
 

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Watched her sink. I was fourth engineer on a tanker at the time. We couldn't do much to help as we were loaded with 35000 tons of unleaded petrol, but we stood by in case any lifeboats drifted to us.
 

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Has anyone ever read why the Sun Vista (ex Galileo Galilei) actually sank? I know she had the fire onboard which was noted at the time as the cause of her demise, but did she perhaps have an explosion of her fuel tanks that ruptured her hull?
 

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Re Galileo Galilei.

Hi there,
The ship must have been fairly new when I took these photos. Taken from Howard Smith's Century in the early 60's in Fremantle. Unfotunately age is getting to my slides, hence the quality of the shots.
Regards, John M.
 

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