Accession Number : ADA049807

Title :   SS EDGAR M. QUEENY Collision with the Liberian S/T CORINTHOS, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, 31 January 1975.

Descriptive Note : Marine casualty rept.

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

PDF Url : ADA049807

Report Date : 27 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : At 0029, on January 31, 1975, the U.S. Registered tankship SS EDGAR M. QUEENY, laden with chemical and petroleum products, was maneuvering into Marcus Hook channel of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, when it collided with the Liberian tanker S/T CORINTHOS which was moored and discharging a bulk cargo of crude oil at the British Petroleum Company dock. The port anchor of the QUEENY slightly penetrated the port side plating of the CORINTHOS at an angle of about 39 deg. into one or more of the wing cargo tanks, which were being pumped and were approximately half full. Almost immediately, a series of increasingly intense explosions began in the CORINTHOS, and the vessel was engulfed in flames. Twenty-six persons were killed or are missing and 11 were injured in this accident. The QUEENY suffered minor damage but the CORINTHOS was destroyed. The Delaware River was polluted by oil about Marcus Hook. Property damage was estimated to be $20 million.

Descriptors :   *SHIPS, *MERCHANT VESSELS, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, MANEUVERABILITY, SHIP PERSONNEL, CASUALTIES, OIL POLLUTION, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), SHIP HULLS, COLLISIONS, PENNSYLVANIA, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, SHIP FIRES, TANKER SHIPS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE