All 32 men on board the Norwegian motor bulk carrier Anita
were lost with their vessel in very severe North Atlantic weather
in March 1973.
The Anita had loaded a cargo of coal at Newport News
from where she sailed at 7:15 am on March 21,
bound for Bremen.
her last contact was an Amver report timed at 0230 GMT
on March 22 in which she stated she was headed
for a position north of the Azores.
Nothing further was heard of her until a raft and a lifeboat
marked with her name were found.