Cason

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Career
Name: Cason
Route: Antwerp - Shanghai
Completed: 1969
Fate: Grounded, 5 December 1987
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 9,190 tonnes (9,040 long tons; 10,130 short tons)
Crew: 31

Cason was a cargo ship, under a Panamanian flag, carrying 1,100 tonnes of various toxic and flammable chemicals. On 5 December 1987 the ship caught fire off the coast of Galicia, Spain. 23 of the 31 crew were killed. It was subsequently grounded off Cape Finisterre.

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