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SHIP NAME: Orient Treasury KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
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dead 26
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The Panamanian motor ore carrier Orient Treasury disappeared without trace in the Mediterranean Sea with all 26 of her crew in February, 1982. She had begun her voyage at Masinlok, Phillipines on January 12, 1982, loaded woth 26,760 tonnes of chrome ore in bulk destined for Uddevalla, Sweden. She then called at Singapore for bunkers sailing on jan 19, and transited the Suez Canal, February 8-9. No further news was ever received of her after she passed Pt Said at 7:30 pm local time on February 9. When the master failed to report by radio at noon the following day, the vessel's owners requested that broadcasts to shipping be made.

The weather in the eastern and central Mediterranean from February 9 to 12 was reported to have been initially westerly force 3 to 4, becoming cyclonic for a time, then squally North to NE, reaching gale force 8 and storm force 10, accompanied by thunder storms with heavy rain.


source CTX
type D
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dead 26
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