There was only one survivor from a crew of 30
when the Norwegain motor bulk carrier Norse Variant
broke in two and sank
due to mountaninous seaas
about 150 miles SE of Cape May, New Jersey,
in lat 38.00N, long 72.24W on March 22,1973.
Incredibly he managed to survive for three days
by clinging to a hatch cover in bitter North Atlantic weather.
He stated that he had jumped overboard from the Norse Variant
after she began to sink when a crack developed in a cargo hold.