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SHIP NAME: Deifovos KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 9
link

The Greek ore/oil motor vessel Deifovos was on a voyage from Narvik to Dunkirk, loaded with 66,108 tonnes of iron ore, when she sank about 40 miles off the Norwegian coast near Vega Island in lat 65.50N, long 9.50E on January 25, 1981, after developing a heavy list in storm force weather. Nine of 38 crewmen were lost. The 29 survivors were rescued from dinghies [sic] by helicopters in atrocious conditions, with a heavy blizzard reducing visibility to almost nil. The bodies of some of the crew were later found on a raft, frozen to death.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 8
link

Sounds like a side shell plating failure.