List of shipwrecks in 1994

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The wreck of American Star in July 2004.

This list of shipwrecks in 1994 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1994.

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January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1994
Ship Country Description
Arctic Reefer  Cyprus The cargo ship sank in the Pacific Ocean 310 nautical miles (570 km) south of Shikoku, Japan with the loss of seventeen of her 29 crew.[1]
Marika 7  Liberia The ore carrier sank in the Atlantic Ocean. There were 36 crew on board.[1]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1994
Ship Country Description
Teano  Norway The cargo ship was wrecked on the island of Senja, Norway. Wreck delivered for scrapping at Fosen Gjenvinning breaker's yard at Revsnes in Sør-Trøndelag in October 1995.[2]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1994
Ship Country Description
American Star  Greece The cruise ship ran aground at Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, after her tow parted in a storm. She broke in two after two days and was declared a total loss in July 1994. The stern section sank in 1996, the bow section in April 2007.

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1994
Ship Country Description
HNoMS Oslo  Norway The Oslo-class frigate ran aground on 24 January off the Marstein Island lighthouse after suffering engine failure. A tow was attempted on 25 January, but as the situation of the ship deteriorated, the tow was let go and the frigate sank.[3]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1994
Ship Country Description
United States lightship Boston Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard The decommissioned 128-foot (39 m) lightship was scuttled as an artificial reef in 85 feet (26 m) of water in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Ocean City, New Jersey, at 39°15.444′N 074°14.004′W / 39.257400°N 74.233400°W / 39.257400; -74.233400 (Boston Lightship).[4]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Belair  United States After her helmsman fell asleep at her wheel, the 91-foot (27.7 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked on rocks in a seal rookery on the south coast of St. George Island in the Bering Sea. Her crew of six abandoned ship in a life raft and reached the shore. A United States Coast Guard helicopter from the high endurance cutter USCGC Rush (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) hoisted them from the beach and placed them aboard the fish processor Blue Wave ( United States), which was moored nearby. The surf pounded Belair to pieces on the rocks, and she was deemed a total loss.[5]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Christinaki  Malta The bulk carrier sank in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) south west of Ireland with the loss of all 27 crew.[6]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Lady Selket  United States The 175-ton, 87-foot (26.5 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized in the Bering Sea approximately 100 nautical miles (190 km; 120 mi) north-northwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Her crew of five abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Silent Lady ( United States). The high endurance cutter USCGC Rush (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) sank Lady Selket′s overturned hull with M2 Browning machine gun fire, expending 600 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition.[7]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Eagle  United States The 72-foot (21.9 m) fishing trawler sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi) southeast of Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Alaska′s Kodiak Island. Her entire crew of four survived; a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued three of them, and the fishing vessel Cap’N Art ( United States) picked up the fourth.[8]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1994
Ship Country Description
All Hands  United States Suffering from icing, the 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel capsized and was lost without loss of life when a wave hit her broadside off Point Retreat (58°24′45″N 134°57′15″W / 58.41250°N 134.95417°W / 58.41250; -134.95417 (Point Retreat)) in Southeast Alaska, 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) west of Juneau, Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew of two.[9]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Angela Marie  United States The 49-foot (14.9 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in bad weather in Lisianski Inlet (57°50′N 136°27′W / 57.833°N 136.450°W / 57.833; -136.450 (Lisianski Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) north of Sitka, Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of five.[9]
Westerly  United States The 65-foot (20 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank in 222 feet (68 m) of water in southern Glacier Bay just south of Strawberry Island (57°44′20″N 135°10′45″W / 57.7389°N 135.1792°W / 57.7389; -135.1792 (Strawberry Island)) in Southeast Alaska after her crab pots shifted, causing her to flood by the stern. Another fishing vessel rescued all three people on board.[10]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Chevak  United States The 117.4-foot (35.8 m) crab-fishing vessel ran aground near Reef Point (57°46′N 152°27′W / 57.767°N 152.450°W / 57.767; -152.450 (Reef Point)) at the entrance to the harbor at St. Paul on Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands and broke up. A launch from the high endurance cutter USCGC Hamilton (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued her crew of seven.[11]
Saint Matthew  United States The 171-foot (52 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized in the Bering Sea approximately 120 nautical miles (220 km; 140 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island. One crewman died, but the fishing vessel Gulf Wind ( United States) rescued the other seven. Saint Matthew was last seen drifting partially submerged 110 nautical miles (200 km; 130 mi) west of Saint Paul Island.[12]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1994
Ship Country Description
King & Winge  United States The 143-gross ton, 97.6-foot (29.7 m) crab fishing schooner sank in the Bering Sea approximately 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi) west of Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands. The high endurance cutter USCGC Hamilton (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued her crew of four.[13]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Boa Force  Norway The anchor handling tug supply vessel struck a wellhead and sank off Thevenard Island, Western Australia. All eleven crew were rescued. Boa Force was raised on 6 April and subsequently scuttled in deep water.[14]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Jody Ann  United States The 82-foot (25.0 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea northwest of Saint Paul Island. The fishing vessel Scandies Rose ( United States) rescued her crew of five from a life raft.[15]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1994
Ship Country Description
Weisshorn  Cyprus The cargo ship ran aground near at mouth of Guadalquivir River, Spain, following an anchor chain broke down in a storm and had broken in two. She was on voyage from Bangkok, Thailand to Seville, Spain. She was declared a constructive total loss and used as an artificial tourist wrecksite.

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1994
Ship Country Description
Jim  United States The tug was scuttled in deep water near Seward, Alaska, just south of Fourth of July Creek (60°05′45″N 149°22′00″W / 60.09583°N 149.36667°W / 60.09583; -149.36667 (Fourth of July Creek)).[15]
Sally Albatross  Finland The cruise ship ran aground at Porkkala. All 1,258 people on board were rescued by helicopters and Finnish Coast Guard vessels.[16] She was refloated on 16 April. Later repaired and returned to service.

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1994
Ship Country Description
Melisa  Indonesia The cargo ship capsized and sank at Surabaya. The wreck was scrapped in June 1994.[17]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1994
Ship Country Description
Nassia  Cyprus The tanker collided with Ship Broker ( Cyprus) in the Bosphorus Strait. Both ships caught fire, Nassia was beached with the loss of a crew member.[18]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1994
Ship Country Description
Pallas Athena  Greece
Pallas Athena
The cruise ship caught fire and sank at the Port of Piraeus. The wreck was scrapped in 1995.[19]

April[edit]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1994
Ship Country Description
Sea Mist  United States The retired 55-foot (16.8 m) pleasure craft was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island off Shinnecock Inlet, New York.[20]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1994
Ship Country Description
Mtongwe  Kenya The overloaded ferry capsized in Kilindini Harbour, Kenya, just 40 metres (44 yd) from port during a voyage between Mombasa and Likoni, killing 272 of the 400 people on board.
Provincial Trader  Australia The prawn trawler, a former tug, capsized and sank at Eden, New South Wales. All crew were rescued by Rubicon ( Australia).[21]

May[edit]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1994
Ship Country Description
Starcraft  United States The retired 150-foot (45.7 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 5.1 nautical miles (9.4 km; 5.9 mi) off Spray Beach, New Jersey, at 39°33.528′N 074°06.309′W / 39.558800°N 74.105150°W / 39.558800; -74.105150 (Starcraft).[22]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1994
Ship Country Description
Maia D  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) salmon troller sank in Stevenson Entrance (58°47′N 152°24′W / 58.783°N 152.400°W / 58.783; -152.400 (Stevenson Entrance)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of two survived and was rescued by the United States Coast Guard.[23]

June[edit]

5 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Sanjeevani  India The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Mormugao. Scrapped in situ in 1997.[24]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Barbara  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) halibut longliner sank in the Shelikof Strait approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) south of Karluk, Alaska, after her engine room flooded through a broken fish bin. The fishing vessel Victoria Ann ( United States) rescued her crew of three.[5]
Serenity  United States While under tow by the fishing vessel Royal Baron ( United States), the 36-foot (11 m) halibut longliner capsized and sank in lower Shelikof Strait off the south-central coast of Alaska. Her entire crew of five survived.[12]

10 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Blue Crown  United States The retired 205-foot (62.5 m) cargo ship was scuttled as an artificial reef in 100 feet (30 m) of water in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Ocean City, New Jersey, at 39°14.138′N 074°12.357′W / 39.235633°N 74.205950°W / 39.235633; -74.205950 (Blue Crown).[25]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Black and Blue  United States The 26-foot (7.9 m) longline fishing vessel was wrecked at Trinity Point (60°48′25″N 148°33′20″W / 60.80694°N 148.55556°W / 60.80694; -148.55556 (Trinity Point)) on the south-central coast of Alaska northeast of Whittier. Her crew of three survived.[5]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Advance II Unknown The research vessel – a former PCE-842-class patrol craft – was scuttled off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to create an artificial reef.[26]

22 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Destiny  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet fishing vessel burned and sank at Port Moller (55°59′30″N 160°34′30″W / 55.99167°N 160.57500°W / 55.99167; -160.57500 (Port Moller)), Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew of four.[27]
Pankof  United States The 100-foot (30.5 m) fish tender broke up and sank at Egegik, Alaska, after striking a rock. A fishing vessel rescued her entire crew of five.[28]

26 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1994
Ship Country Description
Apollo Sea  Panama The Chinese-owned, Panamanian-registered bulk carrier sank near Cape Town, South Africa, with the loss of all 36 of her crew.
BOS 400  France
The wreck of BOS 400 on 5 February 2006.
The construction barge ran aground off Duiker Point near Sandy Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, while under tow by the tugboat Tigr ( Russia).
Explorer  United States The 62-foot (19 m) fishing trawler sank in 90 feet (27 m) of water without loss of life 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of Sheep Point, Newport, Rhode Island, at 41°25.87′N 071°17.99′W / 41.43117°N 71.29983°W / 41.43117; -71.29983 (Explorer) after striking a floating object that pierced her hull.[29]

July[edit]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1994
Ship Country Description
Captain Etzel  United States The retired 110-foot (33.5 m) barge 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, at 40°07.910′N 073°56.168′W / 40.131833°N 73.936133°W / 40.131833; -73.936133 (Captain Etzel).[30]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1994
Ship Country Description
13 de Marzo  Cuba Carrying approximately 70 people attempting to leave Cuba illegally, the tugboat sank 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) northeast of Havana, Cuba, after reportedly being rammed repeatedly by patrol boats of the Cuban Coast Guard. Only 31 people aboard her survived.

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1994
Ship Country Description
HDMS Vejrø  Royal Danish Navy The cutter was severely damaged in a collision with a container ship off Fehmarn.[31]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1994
Ship Country Description
Lady Bea  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon seiner was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska. One crew member perished.[7]
Perseverance  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel was beached and destroyed by fire at False Pass, Alaska. Her crew of three survived[28]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Knight Island  United States The 152-foot (46.3 m) salmon tender capsized and sank in 90 to 120 feet (27 to 37 meters) of water in the Shelikof Strait approximately 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) off Cape Ugat on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The buoy tender USCGC Sedge (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued her crew of three.[13]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Judy M  United States The 33-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire near Ouzinkie, Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[15]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Teach  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) salmon troller was destroyed by fire at False Pass, Alaska. Her two-man crew escaped in a skiff.[32]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Dylan’s Dream  United States The five-member crew of the 50-foot (15.2 m) salmon seiner abandoned her after she caught fire in Izhut Bay (58°11′N 152°15′W / 58.183°N 152.250°W / 58.183; -152.250 (Izhut Bay)) on the coast of Afognak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessel Cape Lookout ( United States) rescued the crew from a skiff and took Dylan’s Dream under tow, but Dylan’s Dream burned to the waterline and became a total loss.[27]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1994
Ship Country Description
HMAS Adroit  Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned Attack-class patrol boat was sunk as a target by Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 Skyhawks west of Rottnest Island, Western Australia.[33]
Kari  United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) salmon seiner sank near Sand Point, Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew of two.[13]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Castle Cape  United States The 135-foot (10.7 m) salmon seiner sank after colliding in fog with the fishing vessel Capelin ( United States) off Elrington Island (60°00′N 148°03′W / 60.000°N 148.050°W / 60.000; -148.050 (Elrington Island)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. The United States Coast Guard rescued her crew of four.[11]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1994
Ship Country Description
Sonar  United States The 46-foot (14 m) salmon seiner ran aground and sank at Entrance Island (55°06′35″N 133°14′30″W / 55.10972°N 133.24167°W / 55.10972; -133.24167 (Entrance Island)) near Sea Otter Harbor (55°06′45″N 133°12′55″W / 55.11250°N 133.21528°W / 55.11250; -133.21528 (Sea Otter Harbor)) in Southeast Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her entire crew of five.[12]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1994
Ship Country Description
Brown Bear  United States The motor vessel sank at San Diego, California, due to neglect. She broke in half in 1995, and was refloated, towed out to sea, and scuttled in the Pacific Ocean in late 1997 or January 1998.[34]

September[edit]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Iron Antonis  Greece The ore carrier sank in the Atlantic Ocean 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km) west of Cape Town, South Africa with the loss of all 24 crew.[35]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Mystic Lady  United States While no one was on board, the 40-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel burned to the waterline in Kitoi Bay (58°11′30″N 152°21′00″W / 58.19167°N 152.35000°W / 58.19167; -152.35000 (Kitoi Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island near Kodiak, Alaska, after a fire began in her stove.[23]
Pacific Mist  United States The 54-foot (16.5 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Granite Cove (58°11′30″N 136°23′30″W / 58.19167°N 136.39167°W / 58.19167; -136.39167 (Cape Edward)) on George Island in Cross Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[28]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Anna Da  United States The 27-foot (8.2 m) salmon gillnetter sank in bad weather in Nichols Passage (55°05′N 131°42′W / 55.083°N 131.700°W / 55.083; -131.700 (Nichols Passage)) in Southeast Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew of two.[9]
Rachel K  United States The 63-foot (19.2 m) longline fishing vessel sank in bad weather in the Gulf of Alaska southeast of Kayak Island off the south-central coast of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of six.[12]
Spirit  United States The 54-foot (16.5 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank near Perl Island off the south-central coast of Alaska during a storm. The cutter USCGC Roanoke Island (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued all five members of her crew.[12]
Ural  United States The 41-foot (12.5 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank in Kennedy Entrance at the south end of Cook Inlet in Alaska. Another fishing vessel picked up two members of her crew and a United States Coast Guard rescue swimmer rescued a third crew member.[36]
Wesley  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) longline halibut fishing vessel flooded, capsized, and sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) northwest of Petersburg, Alaska. Wesley′s captain put on her survival suit but drowned when she was trapped in the wheelhouse as Wesley capsized and sank. A nearby fishing vessel rescued the only other person on board.[10]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Golden Eye  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) longline fishing vessel sank near Juneau, Alaska. The United States Coast Guard rescued her crew of two.[37]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Roughneck  United States The 46-foot (14.0 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska south of the Trinity Islands (56°33′N 154°20′W / 56.550°N 154.333°W / 56.550; -154.333 (Trinity Islands)). A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her two crew members from a life raft.[38]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Marcilio Dias  Brazilian Navy The Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target during a torpedo exercise.

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1994
Ship Country Description
SLNS Sagarawardena  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Jayasagara-class patrol craft was sunk off Mannar, Sri Lanka, by two Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam suicide boats. 25 crewmen killed, 18 prisoners of war.[39]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Algolake  Canada Algolake ran aground in the St. Lawrence River off Quebec.[40]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Estonia  Estonia The ferry sank in the Baltic Sea (59°23′N 21°42′E / 59.383°N 21.700°E / 59.383; 21.700) due to the loss of her bow doors in a storm. There were 989 people on the ferry of which 864 were lost.

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Wagners Point  United States The retired 97-foot (29.6 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) off Harvey Cedars, New Jersey, in 80 feet (24 m) of water at 39°37.697′N 074°01.113′W / 39.628283°N 74.018550°W / 39.628283; -74.018550 (Wagners Point).[41]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1994
Ship Country Description
Ocean Spray  United States The 81-foot (24.7 m) fishing trawler sank in the Bering Sea off Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of four from a life raft.[42]

October[edit]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1994
Ship Country Description
HSC Condor II  Australia The catamaran ferry ran aground in the Derwent River at Hobart, Tasmania during trials. Damage was put at A$4,000,000 (then £2,700,000).[43]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1994
Ship Country Description
JRM TČ-219 Streljko  Federal Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence: The torpedo boat, captured by the Croatian Navy in 1991, was sunk as a target by the missile boat RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV ( Croatian Navy) with RBS-15B missiles.[44]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1994
Ship Country Description
Holgate I  United States The retired 65-foot (19.8 m) fishing trawler and clam dredger was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 5.1 nautical miles (9.4 km; 5.9 mi) off Spray Beach, New Jersey, in 60 feet (18 m) of water at 39°33.404′N 074°06.452′W / 39.556733°N 74.107533°W / 39.556733; -74.107533 (Holgate I).[45]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1994
Ship Country Description
Fierce Competitor  United States The 105-foot (32.0 m) crab-fishing vessel disappeared with the loss of her entire crew of five – four men and a woman – in the Gulf of Alaska. A life raft from Fierce Competitor was sighted 450 nautical miles (830 km; 520 mi) southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, and about 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) from where Fierce Competitor′s EPIRB had transmitted a distress signal, but there was no sign of life aboard the raft.[46]

November[edit]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1994
Ship Country Description
Trade Daring  Liberia The ore-bulk-oil carrier broke in two during loading at Ponta da Madeira, Brazil. The wreck was later removed and scuttled offshore.

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1994
Ship Country Description
SAS Pietermaritzburg  South African Navy
The wreck of SAS Pietermaritzburg in June 2011.
The officers′ training ship was scuttled to create an artificial reef at Miller's Point near Simon’s Town, South Africa.

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1994
Ship Country Description
Apache  United States The 85-foot (25.9 m) crab-fishing schooner struck an iceberg and sank 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) off Bay Point (57°06′30″N 133°19′00″W / 57.10833°N 133.31667°W / 57.10833; -133.31667 (Bay Point)) in Farragut Bay (57°06′37″N 133°14′28″W / 57.1103°N 133.2412°W / 57.1103; -133.2412 (Farragut Bay)) in Southeast Alaska 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) north of Petersburg, Alaska. All four people on board survived.[9]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1994
Ship Country Description
Achille Lauro  Italy The cruise ship caught fire in the Indian Ocean off Somalia. She was abandoned and subsequently sank on 2 December.

December[edit]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1994
Ship Country Description
Cebu City  Philippines The ferry sank in Manila Bay with the loss of 140 lives after colliding with the cargo ship Kota Suria ( Singapore).

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1994
Ship Country Description
Conquest  United States The 75-gross ton, 58-foot (17.7 m) fishing vessel burned and sank near the boat harbor at Sand Point, Alaska.[11]
MV Salvador Allende  Ukraine The cargo ship sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 29 of her 31 crew.

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1994
Ship Country Description
HMAS Derwent  Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned River-class destroyer escort was scuttled in the Indian Ocean in the Rottnest ship graveyard 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) west of Rottnest Island, Western Australia, after use as a target.

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1994
Ship Country Description
Murmansk  Russian Navy
The wreck of Murmansk on 6 January 2002.

The decommissioned Sverdlov-class light cruiser ran aground and was wrecked off Sørvær, Finnmark, Norway, while under tow to be scrapped in India. Her wreck later was scrapped in situ.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1993
Ship Country Description
John H Amos  United Kingdom
John H Amos
The paddle tug sank at Chatham, Kent
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.[47]
SLNS P-202, SLNS P-203  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Patrol boats were sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the same day sometime in 1994.[48]

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Ship events in 1994
Ship launches: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Ship commissionings: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Ship decommissionings: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Shipwrecks: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999