Today Marks 15 Years Since the Explosion and Sinking of the Bow Mariner, One of the Worst Chemical Tanker Disasters in History

By Lt. Mike Lawrence, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads The 570-foot Singapore-flagged chemical & oil tanker Bow Mariner sank 15 years ago when the ship caught fire and sustained two explosions, resulting in the deaths of 21 out of 27 crewmembers, 45-miles off the coast of Virginia, Feb. 28, 2004. The vessel was transporting over three million gallons of ethyl … [Read more...]