List of shipwrecks in 1986

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The list of shipwrecks in 1986 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1986.

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1986
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1986
Ship Country Description
Castillo de Salas  Spain The bulk carrier was sunk after running aground over rocks in Gijón, Spain
Southern Quest  United Kingdom The support ship was crushed by ice and sunk off Cape Evans, Ross Island Antarctic.[1][2]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1986
Ship Country Description
No. 138  South Yemen Navy South Yemen Civil War: The Project 770 landing ship was bombed by a South Yemeni Air Force Su-7 aircraft and was beached and burned out.[3]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1986
Ship Country Description
Stanley Bay  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay off the north coast of Spain with the loss of three crew.[4]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1986
Ship Country Description
Ebn Magid  Liberia The cargo ship caught fire in the English Channel 21 nautical miles (39 km) off Portland Bill, Dorset and put into HMNB Portland. She was towed into Portland Harbour on 30 January and beached.[5]

February[edit]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1986
Ship Country Description
Unity  Greece The cargo ship sank off the Pelponnese with the loss of nine crew.[6]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1986
Ship Country Description
Mikhail Lermontov  Soviet Union The passenger liner, ran aground and sank near Picton, New Zealand.

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1986
Ship Country Description
Tyke II  United States The fishing vessel was wrecked near Rockwell Lighthouse (57°02′15″N 135°20′13″W / 57.03750°N 135.33694°W / 57.03750; -135.33694 (Rockwell Lighthouse)) in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska.[7]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1986
Ship Country Description
Thunderbolt  United States The research ship was sunk as an artificial reef 4 nautical miles (4.6 miles; 7.4 km) south of Marathon and Key Colony Beach, Florida.

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1986
Ship Country Description
USS Secota  United States Navy The harbour tug was sunk in a collision with the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Georgia ( United States Navy) near Midway Island. Ten crewman were rescued, two died.

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1986
Ship Country Description
Karelia  Finland The cargo ship ran aground on Gotska Sandön, Sweden with the loss of six of her seventeen crew. Survivors were rescued by Swedish Air Force helicopters and a West German vessel.[8]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1986
Ship Country Description
Ain Zaquit  Libyan Navy Action in the Gulf of Sidra: The Nanuchka-class corvette was sunk US Navy A-6 Intruder aircraft with bombs and Harpoon missiles.[9]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1986
Ship Country Description
Sand Pebble  United States During a voyage in Southeast Alaska from Chichagof Island to Sitka, the cabin cruiser was wrecked on Low Island (57°00′40″N 135°36′35″W / 57.01111°N 135.60972°W / 57.01111; -135.60972 (Low Island)) in Sitka Sound. Three of the five people aboard died.[10]

April[edit]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1986
Ship Country Description
Pelican II  Belgium Severely damaged by engine room fire at Marseilles, France. Later repaired and returned to service.[11]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1986
Ship Country Description
USS Grayback  United States Navy The decommissioned Grayback-class amphibious transport submarine was sunk as a target in the South China Sea near Subic Bay, the Philippines.

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1986
Ship Country Description
USS Higbee  United States Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean about 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of San Diego, California, at 32°28′0.4″N 119°58′0.7″W / 32.466778°N 119.966861°W / 32.466778; -119.966861 ("USS Higbee (DD-806)).

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1986
Ship Country Description
Jhansi Ki Rani  India The bulk carrier ran aground on the Frederick Reef (21°01′S 154°22′E / 21.017°S 154.367°E / -21.017; 154.367). She was on a voyage from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia to Higashi, Harima, Japan.[12]

May[edit]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1986
Ship Country Description
Pride of Baltimore  United States The topsail schooner, capsized and sunk during a white squall 250 nautical miles (460 km) north of Puerto Rico.

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1986
Ship Country Description
Wide Load  United States After the bowpicker's tow line to the fishing vessel Mary Dee ( United States) broke at ebb tide, she washed up on a sand bar, struck rocks, and capsized near the Copper River Delta in Alaska. Both of her crew members survived, and a United States Coast Guard helicopter picked them up.[13]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1986
Ship Country Description
Shania  Bangladesh The river ferry capsized and sank in the River Meghna with the loss of at about 400 of around 600 people on board.[14][15]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1986
Ship Country Description
Chian Der 3  Republic of China The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic over 150 nautical miles (280 km) off the Falkland Islands by Prefecto Derbes (Bandera de Prefectura Naval Argentina.svg Argentine Coast Guard) with the loss of two of her 22 crew.

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1986
Ship Country Description
Johanna  West Germany Collided with Ibn Otman ( Morocco) 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Casablanca and was extensively damaged. Later repaired and returned to service.[16]

June[edit]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1986
Ship Country Description
Havana  Cuba South African Border War: The cargo ship was sunk in Namibe harbor (today Moçâmedes) by South African frogmen using limpet mines. Later raised but scuttled due to extensive damage.[17]

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1986
Ship Country Description
Irene Patras  Greece Western Sahara War: The cargo ship ran aground near Cape Barbas, she was later attacked while aground by Polisario fighters. Declared a total loss.[18]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1986
Ship Country Description
Mineral Hoboken  Belgium Ran aground in the Orinoco River 45 nautical miles (83 km) out of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Refloated on 18 June and returned to service.[19]

July[edit]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1986
Ship Country Description
HMS Accord  Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service The Confiance-class tug was sunk as a target.[20]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1986
Ship Country Description
Olaf  United Kingdom The coaster sank off the coast of the Netherlands after her cargo shifted. All sixteen crew were rescued by a Royal Netherlands Navy helicopter.[21]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1986
Ship Country Description
Jesica  Honduras Sank off Lagos, Nigeria (6°23′N 3°25′E / 6.383°N 3.417°E / 6.383; 3.417).[16]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1986
Ship Country Description
Hua Li  Republic of China Typhoon Peggy: The cargo ship foundered in the South China Sea. Fifteen crew were rescued by RFA Bayleaf ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary).[22]

August[edit]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1986
Ship Country Description
Gabriella Netherlands Netherlands Antilles The heavy lift ship capsized and sank at Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia with the loss of a crew member. She was declared a constructive total loss. Towed out to sea and sunk on 10 December at 34°34′05″S 151°30′08″E / 34.56806°S 151.50222°E / -34.56806; 151.50222.[23]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1986
Ship Country Description
HMS Berwick  Royal Navy The Rothesay-class frigate was sunk as a target.

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1986
Ship Country Description
Admiral Nakhimov  Soviet Union The passenger liner was sunk in a collision with bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev ( Soviet Union).

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1986
Ship Country Description
HMS Confident  Royal Navy The Confiance-class tug was sunk as a target.[24]

October[edit]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1986
Ship Country Description
Murmajo  Canada The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Bay of Fundy.[25]

November[edit]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1986
Ship Country Description
Kowloon Bridge  Hong Kong The bulk carrier ran aground on a reef off the coast of County Cork, Ireland. She broke in three and sank the following spring and was a total loss.[26][27]

December[edit]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December
Ship Country Description
Svalan  Cyprus Lebanese Civil War: The hydrofoil boat was sunk by a bomb at Messina, Italy. Who hired the boat and who bombed it is unclear.[28][29]
Tarnan  Cyprus Lebanese Civil War: The hydrofoil boat was sunk by a bomb at Messina, Italy. Who hired the boat and who bombed it is unclear.[30][31]

10 December[edit]

For the sinking of Gabriella on this date, see the entry for 14 August 1986.

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1986
Ship Country Description
Brave Themis  Cyprus The cargo ship sank off Crete.[16]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1986
Ship Country Description
Sudurland  Iceland The cargo ship sank in the Norwegian Sea 300 nautical miles (560 km) north of the Faroe Islands with the loss of six of her crew of eleven. Survivors were rescued by a Lynx helicopter from HDMS Vædderen ( Royal Danish Navy).[32]

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1986
Ship Country Description
Stainless Trader  Cyprus The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Sardinia, Italy with the loss of two of her eighteen crew.[32]
Syneta  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Skrurdur Island, Iceland and was wrecked with the loss all 12 crew.[33][34]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1986
Ship Country Description
Crusader II  Australia The self-propelled coral barge was sunk at Flinders Reef off Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia, to serve as a recreational dive site.[32]

References[edit]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1986
Ship launches: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Ship commissionings: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Ship decommissionings: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Shipwrecks: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991