List of shipwrecks in 1989

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The list of shipwrecks in 1989 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1989.

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1989
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date
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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Justo Rufino Barrios II  Guatemala The ferry sank in Amatique Bay whilst under tow of a Guatemalan Navy vessel with the loss of 67 lives.[1][2]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Miki Miki  United States During a voyage from Cook Inlet to Seward, Alaska, the 126-foot (38.4 m) fishing vessel was abandoned 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) off the Kenai Peninsula on the south-central coast of Alaska after she sprang a leak. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of four. She was last seen drifting northwest and was presumed to have sunk.[3]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Lavia  Panama The cruise ship burned and sank while moored in Hong Kong Harbour. She later was refloated and scrapped.

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Olympic  United States The 80-foot (24.4 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) north of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.[4]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Chil Bo San No. 6  South Korea After she broke a propeller, the 285-foot (86.9 m) fishing trawler drifted ashore on the west coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of Spray Cape (53°36′50″N 167°09′20″W / 53.61389°N 167.15556°W / 53.61389; -167.15556 (Spray Cape)). Two United States Coast Guard helicopters and a lifeboat from Chil Bo San No. 6′s sister ship, the fishing trawler Pung Yang Ho ( South Korea), rescued her crew of 54. Chil Bo San No. 6 later was washed over a reef and settled on rocks in a small cove.[5]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Morning Star  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank with the loss of one life in Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska. There was one survivor.[3]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Kamran  Iran The Channel Tanker foundered in the Persian Gulf off Abu Musa, United Arab Emirates.

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1989
Ship Country Description
USS Muliphen  United States Navy The decommissioned Andromeda-class attack cargo ship was sunk as an artificial reef off Fort Pierce, Florida[6] at 27°24.331′N 80°00.337′W / 27.405517°N 80.005617°W / 27.405517; -80.005617Coordinates: 27°24.331′N 80°00.337′W / 27.405517°N 80.005617°W / 27.405517; -80.005617.[7]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Tidings  United States The 51-foot (15.5 m) fishing vessel sank without loss of life in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Kodiak Island.[8]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1989
Ship Country Description
Vestfjord  United States During a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the 97-foot (29.6 m) crab fishing vessel sent out a distress signal reporting herself to be experiencing severe icing during a storm with 60-knot (110 km/h) winds and 30-foot (9.1 m) seas before sinking with the loss of her entire crew of six in the North Pacific Ocean about 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of the Trinity Islands.[9]

February[edit]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1989
Ship Country Description
Liberty  United States The 71-foot (21.6 m) fish tender sank approximately 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) off Cape Barnabas. (53°09′N 152°53′W / 53.150°N 152.883°W / 53.150; -152.883 (Cape Barnabas)) on the south-central coast of Alaska less than 10 minutes after her lazarette began to flood. Her crew of four survived.[10]
Maassluis The tanker sank during heavy weather in the Mediterranean Sea near Skikda, Algeria, with the loss of 27 of her 29 crew members.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1989
Ship Country Description
Secil Angola  Panama The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all seventeen crew.[11]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Ocean Hope II  United States After sending a final radio message late on 2 March, the 108-foot (32.9 m) longline halibut fishing vessel and her entire crew of four disappeared in a storm in the Shelikof Strait between the Kodiak Archipelago and the mainland of Alaska.[4]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Spencer II  United States The 48-foot (14.6 m) longline fishing vessel ran aground and sank without loss of life in Port Houghton (57°19′N 133°30′W / 57.317°N 133.500°W / 57.317; -133.500 (Port Houghton)) in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[12]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Perintis  Indonesia The coaster foundered in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Guernsey, Channel Islands.[13][14]
Secil Japan  Panama The cargo ship ran aground at Hell's Mouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her sixteen crew. Survivors were rescued by helicopter.[11]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Masagusar  Liberia The tanker sank off the coast of Japan having caught fire on 13 March. All 23 crew were reported as missing.[15]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Marine View  United States The 82-foot (25.0 m) fishing vessel ran aground and sank in Kah Shakes Cove (55°02′40″N 130°59′15″W / 55.04444°N 130.98750°W / 55.04444; -130.98750 (Kah Shakes Cove)) in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[3]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Exxon Valdez  United States
Exxon Valdez.

The 209,200-ton very large crude carrier ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, while carrying approximately 210,000 m3 (1,300,000 bbl) of crude oil. A major oil spill resulted. Exxon Valdez was salvaged, renamed Exxon Mediterranean, and returned to service.[16]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Terminator  United States The fishing vessel was wrecked on Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea. She was scrapped in situ.[8]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Little Bear  United States The 90-foot (27.4 m) fishing trawler sank in the Gulf of Alaska 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) to 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska. Her crew of four was rescued from a life raft.[10]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1989
Ship Country Description
Melissa K  United States The 24-foot (7.3 m) herring-fishing vessel ran aground in bad weather at Survey Point (55°00′45″N 131°29′15″W / 55.01250°N 131.48750°W / 55.01250; -131.48750 (Survey Point)) on Annette Island in the Gravina Islands in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska and broke up on the rocks.[3]

April[edit]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1989
Ship Country Description
K-278 Komsomolets  Soviet Navy The Project 685 Plavnik (NATO reporting name "Mike-class") nuclear-powered attack submarine sank in the Barents Sea (73°43′18″N 13°16′54″E / 73.72167°N 13.28167°E / 73.72167; 13.28167) with the loss of 42 of her 67 crew.

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1989
Ship Country Description
Mineral Europe  British Hong Kong Collided off Singapore with Ambition ( Liberia) and was damaged, losing some cargo. Later repaired and returned to service.[17]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1989
Ship Country Description
USS Parsons  United States Navy The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1989
Ship Country Description
Kachemak Lady  United States The fishing vessel sank off Chugach Island (59°07′N 151°40′W / 59.117°N 151.667°W / 59.117; -151.667 (Chugach Island)) off the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew survived.[18]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1989
Ship Country Description
Polar Express  United States The fishing vessel sank off Cape Cleare (59°46′25″N 147°54′30″W / 59.77361°N 147.90833°W / 59.77361; -147.90833 (Cape Cleare)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[19]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1989
Ship Country Description
Legend  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was found capsized in the lower part of Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her entire crew of four was lost.[10]

May[edit]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1989
Ship Country Description
South Wind  United States The tug capsized in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska after striking the mooring line of the barge she was towing. The buoy tender USCGC Sorrel (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svgUnited States Coast Guard) rescued her entire crew of three.[12]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1989
Ship Country Description
Melody  United States The fishing vessel capsized and was lost near Homer, Alaska.[3]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1989
Ship Country Description
Oceanus  United States The 52-foot (15.8 m) longline fishing vessel sank in bad weather at the entrance to Aialik Bay (59°40′N 149°34′W / 59.667°N 149.567°W / 59.667; -149.567 (Aialik Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of five survived.[4]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1989
Ship Country Description
Teal  United States The 65-foot (19.8 m) fishing tender sank in the Gulf of Alaska near Spruce Cape (57°49′15″N 152°20′00″W / 57.82083°N 152.33333°W / 57.82083; -152.33333 (Spruce Cape)) north of Kodiak, Alaska, after a seam opened in her hull. Five people and a dog were rescued from Teal.[8]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1989
Ship Country Description
Debbie Ann  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) longline halibut fishing vessel ran aground, capsized, and sank in Roller Bay (55°31′N 133°46′W / 55.517°N 133.767°W / 55.517; -133.767 (Roller Bay)) in Southeast Alaska. The two people aboard survived.[20]

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Nukanu  United States The fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off the Copper River Flats on the south-central coast of Alaska.[21]

2 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Fleet Commander  United States While hauling a full load of lumber from Kenai to Chinitna (59°51′11″N 153°03′46″W / 59.8531°N 153.0627°W / 59.8531; -153.0627 (Chinitna)), Alaska, on the west side of Cook Inlet, the 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon-fishing vessel capsized and sank in bad weather southeast of Chisik Island (58°57′N 152°15′W / 58.950°N 152.250°W / 58.950; -152.250 (Chisik Island)) on the south-central coast of Alaska, killing a woman on board. The man who owned and operated Fleet Commander survived by abandoning ship in a life raft and drifting to shore 27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi) away in Dry Bay (59°07′45″N 138°31′48″W / 59.1292°N 138.5300°W / 59.1292; -138.5300 (Dry Bay)).[22]

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Evanick  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Kodiak Island near Kodiak, Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of five.[16]
Vostok  United States The fishing vessel sank off the coast of Alaska near Middleton Island.[23]

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Virginian  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon fishing vessel burned at Grass Island (60°17′30″N 145°11′30″W / 60.29167°N 145.19167°W / 60.29167; -145.19167 (Grass Island)) in the Gulf of Alaska.[23]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Lela May  United States The fishing vessel sank off Chilkat Island (59°02′N 135°16′W / 59.033°N 135.267°W / 59.033; -135.267 (Chilkat Island)) in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of four survived.[10]

19 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Maxim Gorkiy  Soviet Union The cruise ship hit an ice floe near Svalbard, Norway. Her passengers evacuated by lifeboat. The ship later was repaired and returned to service.

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Sound Investor  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) salmon-fishing vessel capsized suddenly and sank at Valdez, Alaska, killing one of the crew members on board.[12]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1989
Ship Country Description
Lady Rhoda  Cyprus The cargo ship collided with Meloviya ( Morocco) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Vigo, Spain, with the loss of six of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Meloviya.[24]
World Prodigy  Greece The motor ship struck a reef at the mouth of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, spilling several hundred thousand gallons of fuel oil; she was later refloated and repaired.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1989
Ship Country Description
USS Blenny  United States Navy The Balao-class submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, Maryland, as an artificial reef.

July[edit]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1989
Ship Country Description
Marie Mae  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon-fishing vessel capsized and sank in Cook Inlet 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) off Ninilchik, Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[3]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1989
Ship Country Description
Rifta  United States The fishing vessel capsized and sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.[25]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1989
Ship Country Description
City of Poros  Greece Hijacked by terrorists and set on fire by grenades. Nine killed and 60 injured. Fire extinguished by salvage tugs Alcyon and Pegasus, ship towed to Piraeus.[26]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1989
Ship Country Description
Midnight Sun  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon-fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of four survived.[3]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1989
Ship Country Description
Kouris  Cyprus The liquid petroleum gas carrier was driven onto the Merries Reef. She consequently came ashore at Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. Kouris was refloated on 27 July.[27]

August[edit]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1989
Ship Country Description
Gaylene  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) salmon troller sank off Biorka Island in Southeast Alaska after her cargo shifted. Her crew of three survived.[28]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1989
Ship Country Description
Kamikaze  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was abandoned after she ran aground in bad weather off Seguam Island in the Aleutian Islands. Her crew of four survived.[18]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1989
Ship Country Description
Gray Fox  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel burned and sank without loss of life in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago between Ugak Island (57°37′55″N 152°09′30″W / 57.6319°N 152.1583°W / 57.6319; -152.1583 (Ugak Island)) and Narrow Cape (57°25′37″N 152°19′44″W / 57.4269°N 152.3289°W / 57.4269; -152.3289 (Narrow Cape)).[28]
Ocean Pacific  United States The 166-foot (50.6 m) salmon processing ship capsized and sank without loss of life at her moorings in 132 feet (40 m) of water in Tongass Narrows in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[4]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1989
Ship Country Description
Sequel  United States The 67-foot (20.4 m) fishing trawler capsized and sank while transferring ballast water in Prince William Sound off the south-central coast of Alaska. Only one of her four crew members survived.[12]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1989
Ship Country Description
Marchioness  United Kingdom The pleasure steamer sank in the River Thames at London, England, with the loss of 51 lives after colliding with the dredger Bowbelle ( United Kingdom).

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August
Ship Country Description
Bassam B.  Lebanon Lebanese Civil War: The cargo ship was sunk by mine at Sidon, Lebanon .[29]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August
Ship Country Description
Sun Shield  St. Vincent & Grenadines Lebanese Civil War: The tanker was damaged off Jounieh, Lebanon by a Syrian Project 205U missile boat, sinking 1 September in Jounieh Bay. Seven crewmen killed, including her master, two wounded and two missing.[30][31]

Unknown August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown August
Ship Country Description
Aloil  Malta Lebanese Civil War: The tanker was sunk off Jounieh, Lebanon by a Syrian warship on 7 or 9 August.[32][33]

September[edit]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1989
Ship Country Description
Jackie Jay  United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank, at a location identified in the wreck report as Ursus Cove in the Barren Islands. Her crew of four abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued from the raft four days later. Jackie Jay presumably sank in Ursus Cove (59°32′N 153°40′W / 59.533°N 153.667°W / 59.533; -153.667 (Ursus Cove)) northwest of Saint Augustine Island (59°22′N 153°26′W / 59.367°N 153.433°W / 59.367; -153.433 (Helm Bay)) in Kamishak Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska, and the Barren Islands in the Gulf of Alaska probably are the location of her crew′s rescue.[34]
Rainy Dawn  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) longline fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi) northeast of Kodiak Island when her deck flooded after her scuppers became clogged with fish. Her entire crew of four survived.[25]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1989
Ship Country Description
Mogosoaia  Romania The ferry collided with the tug Peter Karaminchev ( Bulgaria) in the River Danube near Galați, Romania. At least 151 people were killed.[35]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1989
Ship Country Description
Tresco  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of the Wolf Rock. Seven crew were rescued by helicopter.[36]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1989
Ship Country Description
Jenny  United States The 52-foot (15.8 m) fishing vessel sank near Seal Rock (59°31′25″N 149°37′32″W / 59.52361°N 149.62556°W / 59.52361; -149.62556 (Seal Rock)) on the south-central coast of Alaska southwest of Seward. Her crew of two survived.[34]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1989
Ship Country Description
Steadfast  United States The tanker tug capsized and sank with the loss of her entire crew of three while towing a 110-foot (33.5 m) barge in the Gulf of Alaska off the southwest end of Kayak Island off the south-central coast of Alaska.[12]

October[edit]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1989
Ship Country Description
Trilby  United States The 43-foot (13.1 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank after striking a rock in Salisbury Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her four-person crew was rescued from a life raft.[8]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1989
Ship Country Description
Tiny  United States The 65-foot (19.8 m) fishing vessel flooded, capsized, and sank without loss of life in Bristol Bay south of Cape Newenham (58°39′00″N 162°10′30″W / 58.65000°N 162.17500°W / 58.65000; -162.17500 (Cape Newenham)) in Alaska.[8]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1989
Ship Country Description
Lena May  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel sank in heavy seas off Glacier Point, Alaska; the wreck report does not specify which of many Alaskan locations named Glacier Point it refers to. Another vessel rescued her crew of three.[10]
Sea Raider  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank in heavy seas in the Gulf of Alaska off Ugak Island (57°23′N 152°17′W / 57.383°N 152.283°W / 57.383; -152.283 (Matushka Island)) in the Kodiak Archipelago with the loss of one crewman. Her three survivors were rescued from her overturned hull.[12]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1989
Ship Country Description
Mary L  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Chiniak Bay (57°42′N 152°20′W / 57.700°N 152.333°W / 57.700; -152.333 (Chiniak Bay)) near Kodiak, Alaska, after her lazarette flooded. Her crew of two survived.[3]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1989
Ship Country Description
Murree  Pakistan The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom. All forty people on board were rescued by a Royal Navy search and rescue Sea King helicopters, of 771 Naval Air Squadron flying from RNAS Culdrose.[37][38]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1989
Ship Country Description
HMS Spartan  Royal Navy The Swiftsure-class submarine ran aground off the west coast of Scotland. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1989
Ship Country Description
Ibis  Honduras The cargo ship capsized in Tor Bay, Devon, United Kingdom. She sank on 5 November.[39]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1989
Ship Country Description
Despo  Greece The cargo ship sank off Zakynthos with the loss of one of her seven crew.[40]

December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1989
Ship Country Description
USCGC Mesquite  United States Coast Guard
USCGC Mesquite.

The buoy tender ran aground on a reef off of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior. Originally intended to be salvaged, she was damaged further by winter storms and subsequently sunk as an artificial reef the next year.[41]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1989
Ship Country Description
Capitaine Torres  Vanuatu The cargo ship sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of all hands.[42]
Johanna B  Panama The cargo ship sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of all hands.[42]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1989
Ship Country Description
Arklow Victor  Ireland The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of one of her six crew. Survivors were rescued by a French helicopter.[43]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1989
Ship Country Description
Kharg 5  Iran The supertanker exploded and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. All 32 crew were rescued by a Soviet merchant ship.[44]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1989
Ship Country Description
HMS Leander  Royal Navy The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target by a Sea Dart missile, three Exocet missiles, and one gravity bomb.
YO-257  United States Navy The decommissioned yard oiler was sunk 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to form an artificial reef.

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Ship events in 1989
Ship launches: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship commissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship decommissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Shipwrecks: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994