A total of 24 of the 35 crew on the Israeli motor bulk carrier
Mezada lost their lives
when the vessel sank about 76 miles east of Bermuda
in lat 31.58N, long 62.55W on March 8, 1981
after taking in water in very severe weather conditions.
The Mezada had been on a voyage from Haifa to Baltimore,
carrying a cargo of potash.
The 11 survivors were picked up by a number of vessels
that had arrived to search the area.