List of shipwrecks in 1989
The list of shipwrecks in 1989 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1989.
|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.|
|Lavia||Panama||The cruise ship burned and sank while moored in Hong Kong Harbour. She later was refloated and scrapped.|
|Kamran||Iran||foundered of Abu Musa, United Arab Emirates|
|USS Muliphen||United States Navy||The decommissioned Andromeda-class attack cargo ship was sunk as an artificial reef off Fort Pierce, Florida at Coordinates: .|
|Maassluis||The tanker sank during heavy weather in the Mediterranean Sea near Skikda, Algeria, with the loss of 27 of her 29 crew members.|
|Secil Angola||Panama||The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all seventeen crew.|
|Perintis||Indonesia||The coaster foundered in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Guernsey, Channel Islands.|
|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.|
|Masagusar||Liberia||The tanker sank off the coast of Japan having caught fire on 13 March. All 23 crew were reported as missing.|
|Exxon Valdez||United States|
|K-278 Komsomolets||Soviet Navy||The Mike-class nuclear submarine sank in the Barents Sea ( ) with the loss of 42 of her 67 crew.|
|Mineral Europe||British Hong Kong||Collided off Singapore with Ambition ( Liberia) and was damaged, losing some cargo. Later repaired and returned to service.|
|USS Parsons||United States Navy||The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|SS Maxim Gorkiy||Soviet Union||hit an ice floe near Svalbard, Norway. Passengers evacuated by lifeboat, ship later repaired and returned to service.|
|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.|
|MV World Prodigy||Greece||The 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.|
|USS Blenny||United States Navy||The Balao-class submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, Maryland, as an artificial reef.|
|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.|
|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 o 27 July.|
|Marchioness||United Kingdom||Sunk in the River Thames, London after collision with dredger Bowbelle ( United Kingdom). Fifty-one fatalities.|
|Ferry Mogosoaia||Romania||Collision with tug Peter Karaminchev ( Bulgaria) in the River Danube near the town of Galați, Romania. At least 151 people killed.|
|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.|
|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.|
|HMS Spartan||Royal Navy||The Swiftsure-class submarine ran aground off the west coast of Scotland. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.|
|Ibis||Honduras||The cargo ship capsized in Tor Bay, Devon, United Kingdom. She sank on 5 November.|
|Despo||Greece||The cargo ship sank off Zakynthos with the loss of one of her seven crew.|
|USCGC Mesquite (WLB-305)||United States Coast Guard||
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.
|Capitaine Torres||Vanuatu||The cargo ship sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of all hands.|
|Johanna B||Panama||The cargo ship sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrences with the loss of all hands.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 (2.3 miles; 3.7 km) off Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to form an artificial reef.|
- Mac Margolis (3 January 1989). "Rio ship operators charged as toll from sinking rises". The Times (63281). London. col C-E, p. 5.
- "67 DIE WHEN FERRY SINKS IN CARIBBEAN". New York Times. 3 January 1989. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
- "Navy Cargo Ship Sunk for Reef". AP News Archive. Associated Press. 1989-01-22. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
- Horn, Bill (24 December 2008). "State of Florida Artificial Reef Locations" (PDF). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. p. 43. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
- "Crewman lost in Cornish shipwreck". The Times (63340). London. 13 March 1989. col D, p. 1.
- Michael Hornsby (20 March 1989). "Weather hampers search for toxic cargo". The Times (63346). London. col G, p. 5.
- MV Perintis HC Deb, 19 April 1989 vol 151 cc171-3W
- "Tanker Sinks". The Times (63346). London. 20 March 1989. col G, p. 14.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- Michael Horsnell (24 June 1989). "Ship's British captain killed". The Times (63429). London. col B-D, p. 3.
- "Tugs photos". Loucas G Matsos. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- "(untitled)" (PDF). Australian Transport Safety Board. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Rumanian Boat Sinks in Danube". New York Times. 11 September 1989. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- "Ship rescue". The Times (63500). London. 15 September 1989. col G, p. 4.
- David Sapsted (30 October 1989). "Eight die as weekeng gales bring havoc". The Times (63538). London. col G-H, p. 24.
- Wilkinson, Graeme (2016). "Crew praised for brave actions". The End Of An Era. The Cornishman (special issue).
- "Vessel sinks". The Times (63544). London. 6 November 1989. col H, p. 6.
- "Sailor missing". The Times (63557). London. 21 November 1989. col H, p. 12.
- "Storm toll rises to 48". The Times (63574). London. 11 December 1989. col G, p. 7.
- Michael Horsnell (18 December 1989). "Six missing at sea in fierce storms". The Times (63580). London. col A, p. 20.
- Alan Tillier (2 January 1990). "Stricken tanker under tow". The Times (63592). London. col A-C, p. 18.
|Ship events in 1989|