List of shipwrecks in 1980
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The list of shipwrecks in 1980 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1980.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 May
- 6 June
- 7 July
- 8 September
- 9 October
- 10 December
- 11 Date unknown
- 12 References
- 13 See also
- USCGC Blackthorn ( United States Coast Guard): Sank after collision with tanker Capricorn ( United States).
- MS Star Clipper ( Norway): The bulk carrier collided with the Tjörn Bridge, Sweden, causing it to collapse.
- Athina B ( Greece) The cargo ship was beached at Brighton, Sussex. Later declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.
- Switha ( United Kingdom): The Isles-class Naval trawler ran aground outside Leith Harbour and was wrecked.
- Irene Serenade ( Greece): The tanker exploded and sank in the Bay of Pylos. Two crew reported missing.
- Tanio ( Madagascar): The tanker broke in two off Le Havre, France and was wrecked with the loss of eight of her 39 crew. The bow section capsized and sank, but the stern section was taken in tow by the tug Languedoc.
- María Alejandra ( Spain): While en route from Algeciras, Spain to Ras Tanura in the Persian Gulf on ballast, the crew was working to resolve a malfunction in the inert gas system; the tanker suddenly suffered a chain of four or five explosions over a few seconds, the hull rapidly broke in two and sank 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Nouadhibou, Mauritania. 36 people out of 43 aboard perished (34 Spanish and 2 British).
- Alexander L. Kielland ( Norway): The semi-submersible drilling rig capsized and sank following the structural failure of one of its six legs, killing 123 people.
- Albahaa B ( Liberia): The tanker sank off the coast of Tanzania with the loss of six of her 43 crew.
- Mycene ( Liberia): The tanker exploded and sank off the coast of Senegal with the loss of six of her 38 crew. The Mycene was the sister ship of María Alejandra, lost in a similar incident less than one month before (see 11 March).
- Altmark ( West Germany):The cargo ship sank off the Netherlands with the loss of two of her crew.
- Don Juan ( Philippines): The ferry collided with the tanker Tacloban City ( Philippines) and sank with the loss of around 100 lives.
- Summit Venture ( United States): The cargo ships collided with the Tampa Bay Bridge, causing it to collapse and killing 35 people.
- HMBS Flamingo ( Royal Bahamas Defence Force): The patrol boat was bombed by Cuban Air Force MiGs and sunk 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Ragged Island, Bahamas with the loss of four crew.
- Zenlin Glory ( Liberia): The cargo ships collided with another ship ( West Germany) and sank in the Tsungaru Strait, Japan.
- Zenobia ( Sweden) capsized and sank on her maiden voyage after a computer fault.
- Leonardo da Vinci ( Italy) caught fire and sank at La Spezia. Burnt out hulk later raised and scrapped.
- Margaret Jane ( Canada): The trawler was involved in a collision with another trawler Cape Beaver and sank off Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
- Derbyshire ( United Kingdom): Sunk due to structural failure in Typhoon Orchid south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. All 44 people on board lost.
- Prinsendam ( Netherlands): The ocean liner caught fire and sank off Alaska.
- LNG Taurus ( United States): The LNG tanker ran aground off the west coast of Japan. Her captain committed suicide.
- MV Bamenda Palm ( United Kingdom): The freighter accidentally rammed a Romanian Fish factory ship in Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall in a Force 9 Southerly gale. The anchorage was very crowded with many vessels sheltering from the storm. A major disaster was averted because the bulbous bow punctured the fishing vessel in the fish hold. After 5 days repairs, Bamenda Palm was seaworthy to continue the voyage to West Africa.
- Mindanao ( United States Navy) sunk as an artificial reef.
- Ozark ( United States Navy) sunk as a target.
- Eva V ( United Kingdom) struck the Pierre Vertes off Ushant.
- Salem ( Liberia): The supertanker was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa after her cargo of oil had been sold to South Africa.
- "Anti-whaling ship sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 3 January 1980. (60514), col C, p. 4.
- "Belgian Merchant P-Z". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- "Stranded ship blown up to protect birds" The Times (London). Friday, 8 February 1980. (60545), col B, p. 2.
- "'Pirate' whaler sinks after mystery blast" The Times (London). Thursday, 7 February 1980. (60544), col A, p. 6.
- "Oil tanker spillage poses threat to Greek bay" The Times (London). Monday, 24 February 1980. (60559), col C, p. 1.
- "Bad weather may avert oil disaster" The Times (London). Saturday, 8 March 1980. (60570), col C, p. 1.
- "Tug stops tanker wreck from causing oil disaster" The Times (London). Monday, 10 March 1980. (60571), col A, p. 5.
- "Two Britons missing after tanker sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 March 1980. (60574), col C, p. 9.
- "Maurice Desgagnes - 1980". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- "Channel ferry in collision" The Times (London). Saturday, 15 March 1980. (60576), col F, p. 4.
- "Two empty supertankers sink after explosions" The Times (London). Saturday, 5 April 1980. (60593), col D-G, p. 1.
- "Helicopters called to ships hit by storms" The Times (London). Monday, 21 April 1980. (60606), col F, G, p. 1.
- "80 feared dead as Philippines ferry sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 24 April 1980. (60609), col A, p. 9.
- "Cuban planes bomb Bahamas boat" The Times (London). Monday, 12 May 1980. (60623), col E, p. 1.
- "Ships collide off Japan" The Times (London). Friday, 23 May 1980. (60632), col F, p. 9.
- "Margaret Jane - 1980". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- "Salvage teams battle to save $160m tanker" The Times (London). Tuesday, 16 December 1980. (60803), col B,C, p. 17.
- "Drama At Sea As Gales Sweep Coast". Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Carter, C (1998). The Port of Penzance. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications. ISBN 0-9533028-0-6.
- Mario Modiano. "Master of scuttled tanker is jailed" The Times (London). Friday, 14 February 1986. (62380), col E, p. 10.
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