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Ship Portrait - "Chemical Pioneer" (Bow)

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As Carey reminded me below, the "Chemical Pioneer" has an interesting history: The stern section, bridge and engineroom, was originally part of a container ship, the "Sea Witch", which was involved in a horrendous accident in New York harbor in 1973 when she lost steering and collided with the anchored ship, "Esso Brussels". The oil in the ruptured tanks of the "Esso Brussels" exploded and both ships caught fire. A complete account can be found here: professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&t... and the official report can be found here: www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/docs/boards/seawitch.pdf

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Taken on October 2, 2009