The Liberian motor bulk carrier Artemis
was on a voyage from Talcahuano to Nagoya,
loaded with logs,
when she began taking in water during severe weather conditions
about 270 miles SE of Cape Nojima, Japan
in late 31.00N, 144.00E on December 2, 1980.
Japanese patrol vessels succeeded in taking off all 32 persons,
29 crew members, two wives, and a child in atrocious conditions.
When a tug arrived at the vessel's last reported position
on December 31,
there was no trace of the bulk carrier,
which was presumed to have sunk.