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SHIP NAME: Artemis KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Japan FSA
type A
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Sank in lat 31.00N, long 144.00E on 28/12/80, after flooding in forepeak and No 1 hold in heavy weather. 23 crew rescued by Japanese patrol boat before she sank.

Cargo shifted. FPT and No 1 hold flooded. Timber loaded.


source HOOKE
type A
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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.


source CTX
type D
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Not clear how cargo shifting would flood forepeak? Hooke does not mention cargo shifting. Calling this a structural failure for now.