List of shipwrecks in 1996

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The list of shipwrecks in 1996 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1996.

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1996
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1996
Ship Country Description
Patraikos II  Cyprus The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea (01°18′30″N 105°23′30″E / 1.30833°N 105.39167°E / 1.30833; 105.39167). Refloated on 7 April, later repaired and returned to service.[1]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1996
Ship Country Description
Calypso  France The research vessel was rammed by a barge at Singapore and sank. Refloated on 16 January, repaired and returned to service.

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1996
Ship Country Description
North Cape The tank barge ran aground on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, while under tow by the tugboat Scandia, which also ran aground.
Scandia
Scandia (foreground) and North Cape (background) aground on 20 January 1996.
The tugboat ran aground on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, after her engine room caught fire while she was towing the tank barge North Cape, which also ran aground.

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1996
Ship Country Description
Gurita  Indonesia The ferry sank in the Strait of Malacca with the loss of about 260 lives.[2]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1996
Ship Country Description
Sally J  United States The 45-foot (14 m) salmon seiner burned and sank in Uganik Bay 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.[3]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1996
Ship Country Description
Pacesetter  United States The fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea with the loss of all seven crew.

February[edit]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1996
Ship Country Description
S S Viking  United States The 55-foot (17 m) hatchery vessel struck a rock and sank at Montague Island at the entrance to Prince William Sound on the coast of Alaska.[3]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1996
Ship Country Description
Sea Empress  Liberia Sea Empress oil spill: The tanker ran aground on rocks at the entrance to the Cleddau Estuary near Milford Haven, Dyfed loaded with 130,000 tonnes of crude oil. Later repaired and returned to service.

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1996
Ship Country Description
Gretchen I  Philippines The overloaded ferry capsized and sank off Cadiz with the loss of 71 lives. There were at least 141 survivors.[4]

March[edit]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1996
Ship Country Description
SLNS P-458  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The P-453 (Dvora-class) patrol boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with an explosive motorboat.[5]

May[edit]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1996
Ship Country Description
Solar Wind flag unknown The trimaran and its two-person crew were reported missing after encountering a tropical storm.

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1996
Ship Country Description
Bukoba  Tanzania The passenger vessel sank in Lake Victoria, drowning some 800 people.

June[edit]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1996
Ship Country Description
Nadine flag unknown The 167-foot (51 m) yacht sank en route from the Italian mainland to Sardinia during a mistral storm. All passengers and crew were rescued by the Italian coast guard. A fictionalized version of the sinking is depicted in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.[6]

July[edit]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1996
Ship Country Description
SLNS Ranavirh  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: First Battle of Mullaitivu: The Type 062 patrol boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with two explosive motorboats. Lost with all 36 hands.[7]

September[edit]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1996
Ship Country Description
Thomas W  United States The 35-foot (11 m) vessel sank in Gibson Cove (57°46′45″N 152°26′40″W / 57.77917°N 152.44444°W / 57.77917; -152.44444 (Gibson Cove)) in Alaska. No one was aboard her at the time.[8]
Uniceb  Panama The livestock carrier suffered an engine fire in the Pacific Ocean north of the Seychelles. She was abandoned by her crew and subsequently sank.[9]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1996
Ship Country Description
Sauniere  Canada The self-unloading bulk carrier ran aground on the Bay State Shoal in the St. Lawrence River near Brockville, Ontario. The bottom shell plating on the starboard side was damaged and the #1 starboard ballast tank being was holed in three places. After being freed, Sauniere sailed to Hamilton, Ontario to unload its cargo and then to Port Weller Dry Docks at St. Catharines, Ontario for repairs.[10]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1996
Ship Country Description
Unidentified Sang-O-class submarine  Korean People's Army Naval Force The Sang-O-class submarine ran aground on the east coast of South Korea near Jeongdongjin while trying to retrieve a three-person North Korean special operations reconnaissance team it had landed there three days earlier. Its crew abandoned it, and it was captured by South Korean forces.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1996
Ship Country Description
HMFS Kiro  Fijian Navy The Redwing-class minesweeper was wrecked on a reef off Suva. The wreck was disposed of by burning.

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1996
Ship Country Description
Tracy  United States The vessel was wrecked on rocks in Gibson Cove (57°46′45″N 152°26′40″W / 57.77917°N 152.44444°W / 57.77917; -152.44444 (Gibson Cove)) on the coast of Kodiak Island near Kodiak, Alaska. Her owner burned the wreck after stripping it.[8]

November[edit]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1996
Ship Country Description
Bever  Netherlands The tug capsized and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her two crew.[11]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1996
Ship Country Description
Princess Jihan  Egypt The riverboat capsized and sank in the Nile at Qalh al-Jabal with the loss of over 20 lives.[12]
Cordigliera  Panama After placing a distress call to Durban Radio at 10:30 pm requesting immediate assistance due to a leak in a hold, the freighter sank off South Africa off Port St Johns with the loss of all 23 lives.[13]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1996
Ship Country Description
Franz Hals  Russia
Franz Hals

The factory ship was driven ashore at Biarritz, France. She was refloated on 21 December.[14]

Tamra Dawn  United States The 29-foot (8.8 m) sea cucumber and sea urchin dive boat sank off Dall Head (55°08′N 131°45′W / 55.133°N 131.750°W / 55.133; -131.750 (Dall Head)) southwest of Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska during a diving expedition for sea cucumbers. Her entire crew of three perished.[8]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1996
Ship Country Description
Lene Marie  Denmark The ketch was abandoned in a storm in the North Atlantic.

December[edit]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1996
Ship Country Description
Alexandria  United States The schooner sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1996
Ship Country Description
F174 The wooden ship sank overnight 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) from Portopalo di Capo Passero, Sicily, Italy, while transporting illegal immigrants to Italy after either breaking up in stormy weather or colliding with the cargo ship Iohan El Hallal ( Malta), killing at least 283 people.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1996
Ship Country Description
Dystos  Greece Sank with some loss of life.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 30 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Tim Jones (22 January 1996). "Ferry survivor tells of fight in water". The Times (65482). London. col D-H, p. 1.
  3. ^ a b alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (S)
  4. ^ "Ferry captain held after 54 drowned". The Times (65507). London. 20 February 1996. col D-E, p. 11.
  5. ^ "Naval Battles of the Sri Lanka Civil War". Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ Hoogs, Doug. "Mayday in the Med". Yachts International. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Naval Battles of the Sri Lanka Civil War". Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b c alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (T)
  9. ^ "Ship full of sheep has sunk". The Times (65682). London. 11 September 1995. col H, p. 14.
  10. ^ Wharton, George. "Sauniere". Boatnerd. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  11. ^ Jonathan Prynn (12 November 1996). "Battle to save sailor trapped in hull". The Times (65733). London. col H, p. 3.
  12. ^ Christopher Walker (16 November 1995). "Nile cruise bodies retrieved". The Times (65737). London. col D-F, p. 19.
  13. ^ "Cordigliera sinks off Port St Johns". East Cape News Agencies. 16 November 1996.
  14. ^ "Franz Hals – Biarritz". Bourbon. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Company's History". Loucas G Matsas. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
Ship events in 1996
Ship launches: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Ship commissionings: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Ship decommissionings: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Shipwrecks: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001