List of shipwrecks in 1990
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The list of shipwrecks in 1990 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1990.
|Boleslaw Krzywousty||Poland||Eritrean War of Independence: The cargo ship was hit by rockets fired by Eritrean rebels and either sank or was beached ( ). Later declared a constructive total loss, lending credence to the possibility that she was beached.|
|Orient Pioneer||Liberia||The bulk carrier was abandoned in the Indian Ocean. She was on a voyage from Tubarao, Brazil to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Orient Pioneer sank on 21 January.|
|Sally Albatross||Finland||The cruiseferry caught fire at Finnboda, Nacka, Sweden. Her superstructure was consequently scrapped and the hull was salvaged and rebuilt.|
|Charlie||Cyprus||The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal with the loss of all 27 crew.|
|Flag Theofano||Greece||The bulk cement carrier foundered in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight with the loss of all nineteen crew.|
|Toledo||Hong Kong||The bulk carrier was beached at Pendower Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall.|
|Alexandre P||Panama||The bulk carrier foundered off Dampier, Western Australia with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Dampier to Cape Town, South Africa.|
|Tadoussac||Canada||The lake freighter struck a bridge abutment at Port Colborne, Ontario. The ship received an 11-foot (3 m) crack in her hull and the abutment was also damaged.|
|Scandinavian Star||Bahamas||The ferry suffered two fires fifteen minutes apart whilst in the Skagerrak. The second of which was arson. One hundred and fifty-eight people were killed in the fire, which burned for ten hours. She was subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|Takan||United States||The 45-foot (14 m) halibut longliner sank in 15-foot (4.6 m) seas off (Cape Spencer in Southeast Alaska. Her four-man crew abandoned ship in survival suits and all were rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.|
|Mineral Star||Cyprus||The cargo ship was beached at Vitória, Brazil after her engine room flooded. She was refloated in July, but was declared a constructive total loss and sold for scrap. Mineral Star was scrapped at Alang, India in 1992.|
|Va-Sea-Lees||United States||The 40-foot (12 m) fiberglass longline halibut fishing vessel was destroyed by an engine room fire and sank off the coast of Alaska in Prince William Sound outside of Strawberry Channel.|
|Diosa del Mar||United States||The schooner ran aground on Ship Rock, Catalina Island, California ( ) whilst avoiding a collision with a powerboat and sank.|
|Verma||United States||The 46-foot (14 m) wooden salmon fishing vessel sank with the loss of one crew member after colliding with the tug John Brix ( United States) in Snow Pass ( ) off Alaska. The fishing vessel Viking Serenade ( United States) rescued her other five crew members.|
|Unknown Spanish patrol boat||Spanish Navy||The P-205 Type patrol boat was destroyed by a bomb planted by ETA at San Sebastian.|
|Pasithea||Greece||Carrying a cargo of iron ore, the ore-oil bulk carrier was last heard from on 4 August and subsequently vanished soon thereafter in the Pacific Ocean off Kashima, Japan, during Typhoon Vernon.|
|RFA Fort Victoria||Royal Fleet Auxiliary||The Troubles, RFA Fort Victoria bombing: The Fort Victoria-class replenishment oiler was damaged at Belfast, County Antrim by a bomb placed in her engine room by the IRA. She was repaired and entered service three years behind schedule.|
|Wilhaul Too||United States||The 92-foot (28 m) fish tender sank in Ugashik Bay, Alaska, in rough weather while operating with a hole in her hull. The refrigerated cargo ship Mizuho Ace (flag unknown) rescued her entire crew of seven.|
|Sanda||United States||The 44-foot (13 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel dragged her anchor, ran agroind, and broke up in the surf in Main Bay ( ) on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her two-man crew survived and was rescued by the fishing vessel Rain Song ( United States).|
|Wind Song||United States||The 50-foot (15 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked on Wingham Island in the Gulf of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter hoisted her four-man crew to safety.|
|Salmo Point||United States||The 85-foot (26 m) fishing vessel sank near Yakutat, Alaska. Wearing survival suits, all three of her crewmen were rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.|
|HMS Naiad||Royal Navy||The Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target.|
|Cantarell||Mexico||The LPG tanker was severely damaged at Pajaritos, Veracruz by the explosion of her cargo whilst loading. She was later repaired and returned to service.|
|Osa Ghent||Liberia||The tug capsized and sank at Singapore. She was refloated on 23 November.|
|Antares||United Kingdom||The fishing trawler was fishing in Bute Sound when her nets were snagged by HMS Trenchant ( Royal Navy). She was pulled down and sunk with the loss of all four crew.|
|Winterhawk||United States||The 95-foot (29 m) fishing vessel sank in a storm in the Bering Sea. All five crew members were rescued from a life raft.|
|Tuvia||Israel||The ferry capsized and sank off Haifa, killing 20 crew members of USS Saratoga ( United States Navy), who were being transferred to that ship.|
|Finn and Baltic||Finland||The Finnpusku combination capsized and sank off Hanko. Later raised, repaired and returned to service in 1991 as Botnia and Steel.|
|Jarita||Norway||The cargo ship sank in the English Channel off Margate, Kent, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her four crew.|
|Transformer||United States||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Prince William Sound near Port Bainbridge ( ), Alaska. The only person aboard survived and was rescued by the fishing vessel Serenity ( United States).|
|Ramada al Salaam Hotel||Kuwait||Iraqi occupation of Kuwait: The floating hotel, a former cruise ship, was destroyed at her moorings by a deliberately set fire. She was later scrapped.|
|USS Yancey||United States Navy||The decommissioned Andromeda-class attack cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Morehead City, North Carolina, to form an artificial reef.|
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- John Young (30 January 1990). "Chaos as Britain is hit by floods and gales". The Times (63616). London. col A-F, p. 22.
- Geoff King and Paul Wilkinson (31 January 1990). "19 feared deads storm sinks ship". The Times (63617). London. col E-F, p. 1.
- "Report on the investigation of the capsize and sinking of the cement carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth, Scotland with the loss of all eight crew on 2 and 3 January 2015" (PDF). Marine Accidents Investigation Board. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- "Sricken bulk carrier threatens Cornwall coast". The Times (63645). London. 5 March 1990. col D-G, p. 4.
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- "Report of the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents into the collision between the Fishing Vessel ANTARES and HMS TRENCHANT with the loss of four lives on 22 November 1990" (PDF). Marine Accident Investigation Branch. 15 April 1992. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "Sailors grieve for ferry dead". The Times (63897). London. 24 December 1990. col D, p. 5.
- David Young (29 December 1990). "RAF crews pick four out of sea". The Times (63901). London. col F-G, p. 1.
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