All 25 of the crew of the Liberian motor bulk carrier Golden Pine
went down with their vessel
when she sank in the stormy North Pacific on January 2, 1981
after her holds flooded.
The Golden Pine was en route from Vancouver to Saganoseki,
loaded with a cargo 18,600 tons of copper concentrate,
sent out distress signals at 14:39 on January 2
stating that she was taking in water in very rough seas
about 180 miles off the Japanese coast
in lat 32.25N, long 136.49E.
Search planes located only an oilslick, lifeboats and rafts,
and assorted debris, but no survivors.