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.

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

8 January[edit]

12 January[edit]

18 January[edit]

20 January[edit]

Athina B ashore at Brighton
  • Athina B ( Greece) The cargo ship was beached at Brighton, Sussex. Later declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.

28 January[edit]

31 January[edit]

February[edit]

6 February[edit]

23 February[edit]

March[edit]

7 March[edit]

  • 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,[6] but the stern section was taken in tow by the tug Languedoc.[7]

11 March[edit]

  • 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).[8]

12 March[edit]

14 March[edit]

20 March[edit]

27 March[edit]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

3 April[edit]

  • 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).[11]

20 April[edit]

22 April[edit]

May[edit]

9 May[edit]

11 May[edit]

22 May[edit]

June[edit]

7 June[edit]

  • Zenobia ( Sweden) capsized and sank on her maiden voyage after a computer fault.

July[edit]

4 July[edit]

31 July[edit]

September[edit]

9 September[edit]

  • Derbyshire ( United Kingdom): Sunk due to structural failure in Typhoon Orchid south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. All 44 people on board lost.

October[edit]

11 October[edit]

Prinsendam
  • Prinsendam ( Netherlands): The ocean liner caught fire and sank off Alaska.

Date unknown[edit]

December[edit]

15 December[edit]

  • LNG Taurus ( United States): The LNG tanker ran aground off the west coast of Japan. Her captain committed suicide.[17]

18 December[edit]

  • 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.[18]

Date unknown[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anti-whaling ship sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 3 January 1980. (60514), col C, p. 4.
  2. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stranded ship blown up to protect birds" The Times (London). Friday, 8 February 1980. (60545), col B, p. 2.
  4. ^ "'Pirate' whaler sinks after mystery blast" The Times (London). Thursday, 7 February 1980. (60544), col A, p. 6.
  5. ^ "Oil tanker spillage poses threat to Greek bay" The Times (London). Monday, 24 February 1980. (60559), col C, p. 1.
  6. ^ "Bad weather may avert oil disaster" The Times (London). Saturday, 8 March 1980. (60570), col C, p. 1.
  7. ^ "Tug stops tanker wreck from causing oil disaster" The Times (London). Monday, 10 March 1980. (60571), col A, p. 5.
  8. ^ "Two Britons missing after tanker sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 March 1980. (60574), col C, p. 9.
  9. ^ "Maurice Desgagnes - 1980". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Channel ferry in collision" The Times (London). Saturday, 15 March 1980. (60576), col F, p. 4.
  11. ^ a b "Two empty supertankers sink after explosions" The Times (London). Saturday, 5 April 1980. (60593), col D-G, p. 1.
  12. ^ "Helicopters called to ships hit by storms" The Times (London). Monday, 21 April 1980. (60606), col F, G, p. 1.
  13. ^ "80 feared dead as Philippines ferry sinks" The Times (London). Thursday, 24 April 1980. (60609), col A, p. 9.
  14. ^ "Cuban planes bomb Bahamas boat" The Times (London). Monday, 12 May 1980. (60623), col E, p. 1.
  15. ^ "Ships collide off Japan" The Times (London). Friday, 23 May 1980. (60632), col F, p. 9.
  16. ^ "Margaret Jane - 1980". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Salvage teams battle to save $160m tanker" The Times (London). Tuesday, 16 December 1980. (60803), col B,C, p. 17.
  18. ^ "Drama At Sea As Gales Sweep Coast". Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  19. ^ Carter, C (1998). The Port of Penzance. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications. ISBN 0-9533028-0-6. 
  20. ^ Mario Modiano. "Master of scuttled tanker is jailed" The Times (London). Friday, 14 February 1986. (62380), col E, p. 10.

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1980
Ship launches: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Ship commissionings: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Ship decommissionings: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Shipwrecks: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985