List of shipwrecks in 1993
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The list of shipwrecks in 1993 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1993.
|Braer||Liberia||The tanker ran aground off the Shetland Islands and sank. All 34 crew were rescued by helicopter.|
|Jan Heweliusz||Poland||The ferry sank in the Baltic Sea off Cape Arcona, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany with the loss of 55 of the 64 people on board.|
|Maersk Navigator||Singapore||The tanker collided with Sanko Honour ( Singapore) in the Strait of Malacca 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Sumatra, Indonesia. She caught fire and was abandoned by her 24 crew. who were rescued by DSR Atlantic ( Germany). Sanko Honour also caught fire, but that fire was quickly extinguished.|
|Jimmy||Malta||The tanker ran aground at Bandar Abbas, Iran. Refloated 20 February and returned to service.|
|Neptune||Haiti||The ferry sank in the Canal du Sun on a voyage from Port au Prince to Jérémie. There were 285 survivors of the 1,500 on board.|
|Freja Svea||Bahamas||The tanker ran aground at Redcar, Cleveland, United Kingdom. All 21 crew were rescued by a Royal Air Force Sea King helicopter and The Scout ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution).|
|Gold Bond Conveyor||Liberia||1993 Storm of the Century: The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada with the loss of all 33 crew.|
|Vishva Mohini||India||The cargo ship sank in the Bay of Biscay off the northern coast of Spain with the loss of 31 of the 47 people on board|
|British Trent||Bermuda||The tanker collided with Western Winner ( Panama) and caught fire with the loss of nine of her 34 crew. The fire was extinguished but British Trent was declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.|
|USS Salmon||United States Navy||The decommissioned Sailfish-class submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York, near Hudson Canyon for use as a bottom sonar target.|
|HMS Charybdis||Royal Navy||The Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target.|
|Cape Strait||United States Coast Guard||The Cape-class cutter was sunk as an artificial reef off Cape May, New Jersey.|
|Seohae||South Korea||The ferry sank in the Yellow Sea near Wido, Buan County, North Jeolla Province, South Korea, killing 292 of her 362 passengers and crew.|
|OMI Charger||United States||The tanker suffered an onboard fire at Galveston, Texas following a welding operation. She exploded and sank. Three crew were killed and the ship was consequently declared a constructive total loss.|
|Borodinskoje Polye||Russia||The factory ship ran aground north of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. All 73 crew were rescued.|
|Grape One||Malta||The chemical tanker sank in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom. All fifteen crew were rescued by a Royal Navy helicopter.|
- "Blazing supertanker threatens to pollute the Malaysian coast". The Times (64548). London. 22 January 1993. col A-C, p. 9.
- "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "Hundreds dead in Haiti ferry disaster". The Times (64572). London. 19 February 1993. col E-H, p. 10.
- David Adams (20 February 1993). "Haiti ferry toll may top 1,000". The Times (65473). London. col A, p. 6.
- Michael Horsnell (1 March 1993). "Too harsh for huskies as winter returns with a roar". The Times (64580). London. col C-G, p. 1.
- James Bone (16 March 1993). "British crew lost as storm sinks freighter". The Times (64593). London. col E-F, p. 11.
- "Ship sinks". The Times (64617). London. 13 April 1993. col A, p. 11.
- "Crew drowned". The Times (64618). London. 14 April 1993. col A, p. 13.
- "Report of the investigation into the collision between BRITISH TRENT and WESTERN WINNER with the loss of nine lives' 3 June 1991." (PDF). Marine Accident Investigation Branch. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Ship runs aground". The Times (64805). London. 19 November 1993. col A-B, p. 2.
- Michael Horsnell (9 December 1993). "Fourteen die as hurricane-force winds hit Britain". The Times (64823). London. col G-H, p. 3.
|Ship events in 1993|