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.

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1990
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[1]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1990
Ship Country Description
Sally Albatross  Finland The cruiseferry caught fire at Finnboda, Nacka, Sweden. Her superstructure was consequently scrapped and the hull was salvaged and rebuilt.

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1990
Ship Country Description
Charlie  Cyprus The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal with the loss of all 27 crew.[2]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1990
Ship Country Description
Flag Theofano  Greece The bulk cement carrier foundered in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight with the loss of all nineteen crew.[3][4]

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1990
Ship Country Description
Toledo  Hong Kong The bulk carrier was beached at Pendower Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall.[5]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[6]

April[edit]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1990
Ship Country Description
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.

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[7]

July[edit]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1990
Ship Country Description
Diosa del Mar  United States The schooner ran aground on Ship Rock, Catalina Island, California (33°27′46″N 118°29′31″W / 33.46278°N 118.49194°W / 33.46278; -118.49194) whilst avoiding a collision with a powerboat and sank.

August[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown
Ship Country Description
Pasithea  Greece Vanished in early August during a typhoon

September[edit]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1990
Ship Country Description
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.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1990
Ship Country Description
HMS Naiad  Royal Navy The Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target.

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[8]

November[edit]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1990
Ship Country Description
Osa Ghent  Liberia The tug capsized and sank at Singapore. She was refloated on 23 November.[7]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[9]

December[edit]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1990
Ship Country Description
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.[10]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1990
Ship Country Description
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.

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1990
Ship Country Description
Jarita  Norway The cargo ship sank in the English Channel off Margate, Kent, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her four crew.[11]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1990
Ship Country Description
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rudby". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ John Young (30 January 1990). "Chaos as Britain is hit by floods and gales". The Times (63616). London. col A-F, p. 22. 
  3. ^ Geoff King and Paul Wilkinson (31 January 1990). "19 feared deads storm sinks ship". The Times (63617). London. col E-F, p. 1. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Sricken bulk carrier threatens Cornwall coast". The Times (63645). London. 5 March 1990. col D-G, p. 4. 
  6. ^ "(untitled)" (PDF). Australian Transport Safety Board. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Sailors grieve for ferry dead". The Times (63897). London. 24 December 1990. col D, p. 5. 
  11. ^ 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
Ship launches: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Ship commissionings: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Ship decommissionings: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Shipwrecks: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995