The Italian motor bulk carrier Tito Campanella,
which sailed from the Swedish port of Oxelosund on January 5, 1984,
loaded with a cargo of iron plate,
bound for Eleusis, near Piraeus,
where she was due to arrive January 23-24,
was subsequently posted as a missing vessel at Lloyd's
after she disappeared without trace
following her last radio report to Rome Radio
when in lat 45N, long 8W
(which is in the Bay of Biscay about 50 miles
off the NW cost of Spain) at 1000 GMT on January 14.
None of her 24 man crew was ever located
despite an extensive air and sea search.
En route she had called at Flushing,
from where she sailed on January 11,
and was then positively identified
by Ushant traffic control at 2330 GMT the following day.
The Tito Campanella was presumed to have sunk
on January 14 or 15 during the storm
that hit the bay of Biscay area at that time.