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.
|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.|
|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 burnt for ten hours. She was subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|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.|
|Diosa del Mar||United States||The schooner ran aground on Ship Rock, Catalina Island, California ( ) whilst avoiding a collision with a powerboat and sank.|
|Pasithea||Greece||Vanished in early August during a typhoon|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
- "Rudby". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- 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.
- "(untitled)" (PDF). Australian Transport Safety Board. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "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.
|Ship events in 1990|