All 30 members of the crew of an Italian motor bulk carrier
Marine di Equa lost their lives when they abandoned ship
after reporting serious leakage in a hold
during storm force 10 winds
and very heavy seas of the NW coast of Spain
in lat 45,35N, long 11.00W on December 29, 1981.
A search was conducted for survivors from the vessel,
which had been on voyage from Antwerp to Houston,
loaded with steel plates and coils.
But even though liferafts were spotted,
no crewmen could be located.