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SHIP NAME: Bolivar Maru KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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The Japanese bulk carrier BOLIVAR MARU (33768gt, built 1966) broke in way of hold 2 near NOJIMA Saki off Japan, during a gale force 8 only. Two crew members could be saved but 30 perished. The 54700 dwt vessel was loaded with iron ore in alternate holds and this foundering is the first many more to come for this type of ships.


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All but two of her 33 crew members were lost when the Japanese motor vessel Bolivar Maru capsized, broke in two, and sank in rough seas in the Pacific Ocean about 280 miles from Tokyo in lat 33.05N, long 144.30E on January 5, 1969. She had been on a voyage from San Nicolas, Peru to Yokohama, fully loaded with 52,900 tons of iron ore. According to the two survivors, who were picked up by a passing Japanese freighter, the Bolivar Maru had been taking in water through hull breakages in hold No 2 which was empty, before she broke in two. The cargo had only been loaded in holds 1, 3 and 5.


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From description fo survivor testimony, assuming single sided.