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SHIP NAME: Chandragupta KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Japanese FSA
type D
volume
material
dead 69
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Pontoon hatch cover washed away. No 1 hold flooded and presumably sank. Wheat loaded.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 69
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All 69 persons on board lost their lives when the Indian motor bulk carrier Chandragupta sank after being abandoned in atrocious weather conditions about 1000 mi NW Honolulu in lat 37.00N, long 165.20W on January 5, 1978. The 69 on the vessel which had sailed from Portland Oregon on December 28, 1977, bound for Iran, loaded with a cargo of 38,000 tons of wheat, comprised 63 crew members, four wives, and two children. They took to lifeboats and rafts after the vessel began to sink during a violent storm that created 50 ft waves. Only debris, lifejackets, and overturned lifeboats were found.


source CTX
type D
volume
material
dead 24
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