List of shipwrecks in 1994

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

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1994
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec


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 at 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
American Star, July 2004

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.

February[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1994
Ship Country Description
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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1994
Ship Country Description
Pallas Athena  Greece The cruise ship caught fire and sank at the Port of Piraeus. The wreck was scrapped in 1995.[8]

April[edit]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1994
Ship Country Description
Mtongwe  Kenya The overloaded ferry capsized in Kilindini Harbour, Kenya, just 40 meters (44 yards) 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).[9]

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.[10]

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).

July[edit]

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 (8 miles; 13 km) northeat of Havana, Cuba, after being rammed repeatedly by patrol boats of the Cuban Coast Guard. Only 31 people aboard her survived.

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.[11]

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.

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 where 1006 people on this ferry, The death toll Is: 869.

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).[12]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1994
Ship Country Description
JRM TČ-219 Streljko  Yugoslavia Croatian War of Independence: The torpedo boat, captured by the Croatian navy in 1991, was sunk as a target by the Croatian missile boat RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV with RBS-15B missiles.[13]

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.

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).

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
Murmansk.

The Sverdlov-class light cruiser ran aground and was wrecked off Sørvær, Finnmark, Norway whilst under tow to be scrapped in India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for crews as ships sink". The Times (64842). London. 3 January 1994. col E, p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Teano (7007643)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 20 April 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Bill Frost (4 February 1994). "Liferaft found as 27 feared dead". The Times (64780). London. col D-G, p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Navigation Act 1912. Navigation (Marine Casualty) Regulations investigation into the sinking of the off-shore supply vessel BOA FORCE on Saladin No.3 wellhead off Thevenard Island, Western Australia on 24 February 1994." (PDF). Australian Transportation Safety Board. 1 September 1994. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hundreds saved from holed liner". The Times (64894). London. 5 March 1994. col A-B, p. 13. 
  6. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Bosphorus blaze kills crewman". The Times (64901). London. 14 March 1994. col E, p. 10. 
  8. ^ Othfors, Daniel. "Flandre (II)/Carla C/Carla Costa/Pallas Athena". The Great Ocean Liners. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Capsize of Provincial Trader while in tow" (PDF). Australian Transportation Safety Board. 20 June 1995. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "T2 TANKERS - J - K - L". Mariners. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Crew of ship still missing". The Times (65052). London. 6 September 1994. col H, p. 16. 
  12. ^ "Express ferry runs aground during trials". The Times (65082). London. 11 October 1994. col A-F, p. 13. 
  13. ^ "Raketne topovnjače klase "Kralj" HRM". Paluba.info. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
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