List of shipwrecks in 1993

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The list of shipwrecks in 1993 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1993.

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January[edit]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1993
Ship Country Description
Braer  Liberia The tanker ran aground off the Shetland Islands and sank. All 34 crew were rescued by helicopter.

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1993
Ship Country Description
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.

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1993
Ship Country Description
Massacre Bay  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) crab-fishing vessel ran aground and sank with the loss of three lives in Alitak Bay (56°50′N 154°10′W / 56.833°N 154.167°W / 56.833; -154.167 (Alitak Bay)) on the southwest coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska, during a storm. There was one survivor.[1]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1993
Ship Country Description
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.[2]

February[edit]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1993
Ship Country Description
Alaskan Pride  United States The 461-gross ton, 111.5-foot (34.0 m) or 120-foot (36.6 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km; 100 mi) northwest of Cape Sarichef (54°35′50″N 164°55′30″W / 54.59722°N 164.92500°W / 54.59722; -164.92500 (Cape Sarichef)) on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Brittany ( United States) rescued her crew of seven.[3]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1993
Ship Country Description
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.[4][5]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1993
Ship Country Description
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 (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6]

March[edit]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1993
Ship Country Description
Lady of Good Voyage  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) cod-fishing trawler disappeared with the loss of her entire crew of four in the Bering Sea northwest of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands.[7]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1993
Ship Country Description
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.[8]

April[edit]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1993
Ship Country Description
YCF-17 (or "The Salt Barge")  United States Navy Loaded with discarded tires, the retired 150-foot (45.7 m) barge – a former car float – was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, at 38°50.959′N 074°42.385′W / 38.849317°N 74.706417°W / 38.849317; -74.706417 (YCF-17 ("The Salt Barge")).[9]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1993
Ship Country Description
Phoenix  United States After the fishing vessel became disabled when her rigging became entangled in her propeller, she drifted onto rocks and was wrecked off Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands between Twin Lava Point and Derby Point.[10]
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[11][12]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1993
Ship Country Description
USS Rushmore  United States Navy The decommissioned dock landing ship was sunk as a target.

May[edit]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1993
Ship Country Description
Response  United States The 130-foot (39.6 m) longline cod-fishing vessel burned and sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Kodiak Island near Kodiak, Alaska. Her entire crew of 14 survived.[13]

June[edit]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1993
Ship Country Description
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.[14]

5 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1993
Ship Country Description
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.

10 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1993
Ship Country Description
Fenwick  United States The 57-foot (17.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank approximately 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) south of Homer, Alaska. All seven people on board survived.[15]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1993
Ship Country Description
HMS Charybdis  Royal Navy The Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target.
Saratoga  United States The 51-foot (15.5 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank near Yakutat, Alaska, after her load shifted, causing her to flood. Her crew of five survived.[16]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1993
Ship Country Description
Gladys M  United States The 33-foot (10.1 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank in Cook Inlet northeast of Augustine Island on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of four survived.[17]

24 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1993
Ship Country Description
Flyin’ Lion  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) seiner capsized and sank in the Egegik River in Alaska due to an improperly connected towline. Her crew of three survived.[15]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1993
Ship Country Description
Demetra M  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel rolled over and sank while at anchor in Emerald Cove (60°57′15″N 147°02′00″W / 60.95417°N 147.03333°W / 60.95417; -147.03333 (Emerald Cove)) in Columbia Bay (60°58′54″N 147°04′51″W / 60.9816°N 147.0807°W / 60.9816; -147.0807 (Columbia Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[18]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1993
Ship Country Description
Unnamed barge  Philippines A barge carrying the Bocaue River Festival pagoda in the Bocaue River sank killing more than 200 people on board. (See Bocaue Pagoda tragedy)

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1993
Ship Country Description
Onondaga  United States The retired 205-foot (62.5 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 65 feet (20 m) of water at 38°53.770′N 074°39.975′W / 38.896167°N 74.666250°W / 38.896167; -74.666250 (Onondaga).[19]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1993
Ship Country Description
Frances Lee  United States The 107-foot (32.6 m) crab-fishing vessel was stranded at Knoll Point (56°54′N 153°35′W / 56.900°N 153.583°W / 56.900; -153.583 (Knoll Point)) off Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessel Macanaw ( United States) rescued her crew of six. She was refloated and taken under tow by the tug Ardie and fishing vessel Barb M (both  United States), but capsized on 25 July between Knoll Point and Twoheaded Island (56°54′01″N 153°35′03″W / 56.9003°N 153.5841°W / 56.9003; -153.5841 (Twoheaded Island)). The cutter USCGC Mustang (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) then towed her out into 300 feet (91 m) of water and sank her with 112 rounds from her Mark 38 25-mm gun.[15]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1993
Ship Country Description
Fast Lady  United States The 46-foot (14.0 m) salmon seiner was destroyed by fire without loss of life at Chignik, Alaska.[15]
West Wind  United States The 152-foot (46.3 m) tender flooded and sank in Orca Bay off the coast of Alaska. All four people on board survived.[20]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1993
Ship Country Description
USS Inaugural  United States Navy The museum ship, a decommissioned Admirable-class minesweeper, broke loose from her mooring in the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri at the Gateway Arch during flooding. The ship suffered a breach in her hull, took on water, and rolled on her port side. She sank on the Missouri side of the river, one-half mile (0.80 km) south of the Poplar Street Bridge.[21]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Sunrise  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) salmon seiner burned to the waterline and sank off Hook Point (60°20′N 146°15′W / 60.333°N 146.250°W / 60.333; -146.250 (Hook point)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. The only person on board survived.[16]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Ronde Joyce II  United States The retired 62-foot (18.9 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) off Sea Girt, New Jersey, in 65 feet (20 m) of water at 40°06.486′N 073°57.224′W / 40.108100°N 73.953733°W / 40.108100; -73.953733 (Ronde Joyce II).[22]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Barconi  United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) salmon seiner burned to the waterline and sank off Flat Island (59°19′45″N 151°59′45″W / 59.32917°N 151.99583°W / 59.32917; -151.99583 (Flat Island)) near Seldovia, Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[23]
Preston Brooks  United States The 90-foot (27.4 m) fish tender sank in the Barren Islands (58°57′N 152°15′W / 58.950°N 152.250°W / 58.950; -152.250 (Barren Islands)) off the south-central coast of Alaska. Her captain died of hypothermia because of a tear in his survival suit, but her other two crew members survived.[10]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Nana Nicole  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel sank after striking a log at Cold Bay, Alaska.[24]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Carol Mae  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) salmon seiner was destroyed by fire at Haines, Alaska, without loss of life.[25]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Cecilia J. Brown  United States The retired 81-foot (24.7 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 60 feet (18 m) of water at 38°52.950′N 074°40.200′W / 38.882500°N 74.670000°W / 38.882500; -74.670000 (Cecilia J. Brown).[26]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1993
Ship Country Description
Lily Marlene  United States The 37-foot (11.3 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Chignik Bay (56°18′N 158°24′W / 56.300°N 158.400°W / 56.300; -158.400 (Chignik Bay)) on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula.[7]

Unknown[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown August 1993
Ship Country Description
Unidentified Sri Lankan patrol boat  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Super Dvora-class patrol boat was sunk by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam forces on 18 or 29 August.[27]

September[edit]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1993
Ship Country Description
Lisa Denise  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel burned and sank at Naked Island (60°40′N 147°25′W / 60.667°N 147.417°W / 60.667; -147.417 (Naked Island)) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[7]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1993
Ship Country Description
USCGC Cape Strait Ensign of the United States Coast Guard United States Coast Guard Lashed to the buoy tender "Johnny Buoy," the decommissioned 95-foot (29 m) Cape-class cutter was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 65 feet (20 m) of water at 38°51.060′N 074°42.125′W / 38.851000°N 74.702083°W / 38.851000; -74.702083 (USCGC Cape Straight).[28]
"Johnny Buoy" Ensign of the United States Coast Guard United States Coast Guard Lashed to the cutter USCGC Cape Strait, the decommissioned 46-foot (14 m) buoy tender was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 65 feet (20 m) of water at 38°51.060′N 074°42.125′W / 38.851000°N 74.702083°W / 38.851000; -74.702083 (USCGC Cape Straight).[28]
Minotaur  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) longline fishing vessel sank near the entrance to Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. The fishing vessel Dr. Jack ( United States) rescued her two-person crew.[1]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1993
Ship Country Description
Merrie Colleen  United States The 58-foot (17.7 m) salmon seiner burned to the waterline and sank near Nichols Island (55°10′N 132°59′W / 55.167°N 132.983°W / 55.167; -132.983 (Nichols Island)) in Southeast Alaska. Her four-person crew abandoned ship in a 10-foot (3.0 m) skiff and was rescued by the 22-foot (6.7 m) research vessel Cape Henry ( United States).[1]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1993
Ship Country Description
Nettie H  United States The 58-foot (17.7 m) crab-fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea somewhere between False Pass, Alaska, and Saint Paul Island with the loss of her entire crew of one woman and four men. The woman′s body was found on 11 May 1994 in the Bering Sea inside a life raft she had been tied to.[24]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1993
Ship Country Description
Arctic Dream  United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) vessel was wrecked in Onion Bay (58°04′N 153°15′W / 58.067°N 153.250°W / 58.067; -153.250 (Onion Bay)) on the coast of Raspberry Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[3]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1993
Ship Country Description
Krolik  United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel sank in Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[29]

October[edit]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1993
Ship Country Description
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.

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1993
Ship Country Description
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.

November[edit]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1993
Ship Country Description
Borodinskoje Polye  Russia The factory ship ran aground north of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. All 73 crew were rescued.[30]

December[edit]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1993
Ship Country Description
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.[31]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1993
Ship Country Description
Mr. J  United States The crab processor – a former PCE-842-class patrol craft and auxiliary minelayer – was towed out into the Pacific Ocean and scuttled sometime in the 1990s.[32]
Tern  United Kingdom The cargo ship developed a list 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Eastbourne, East Sussex. Four crew were taken off by helicopter. She came ashore at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.[33]

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Ship events in 1993
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Ship commissionings: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Ship decommissionings: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
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