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SHIP NAME: Ragny KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 6
link

Six of the 37 crewmen of the Finnish motor tanker Ragny lost their lives as a result of the vessel breaking in two in very heavy seas and high winds in the North Atlantic about 600 miles east of Cape May in lat 38.48N, long 60.58W on December 27, 1970. The surviving 31, all on the stern section, were rescued over 30 hours later by the USCG cutter Escanaba, which took them to Hamilton, Bermuda. The Ragny had sailed from Freeport, Bahamas on Decmber 21 bound for Trondheim and Aalesund with a cargo of auto-diesel and heating oil. According to one of the survivors, the crew were all eating dinner at about 6 pm on December 26 when the lights went out. It was only after using torches that they found that their vessel had split in two. Her two parts drifted apart, the bow section sinking in lat 38.32N long 60.45W on Decmber 29, and the stern section sinking the following day in lat 39.55N, long 58.35W.


source CTX
type D
volume 20MMl
material
dead 6
link

Ship was 11,079 grt. Assuming she was fully loaded would generate a spill of about 18,000 tons. Need confirmation. Probably same storm in which Chyrssi sank.