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Betelgeuse, Oil Tanker Explosion

Oil Tanker Explosion Betelgeuse 08 Jan 1979 00:55 GMT (+0:00) Rating: A

Bantry Bay, Ireland 51N37, 9W38

Notes: The explosion pf the oil tanker Betelgeuse in which 50 men were killed

Source: See AA Journal 19842602 page 10-13 [original AA database] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiddy_Island_disaster [Mark Okrasa] Wiki article state ‘Around 1:00 am (evidence on the precise time conflicts)’ so giving this a Rodden rating of A rather than AA [Chris Mitchell]

AA Ref: 498