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SHIP NAME: Thomas K KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Japan FSA
type A
volume
material
dead 8
link

No 1 hold flooded and subsequently sank. Scrap loaded.


source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 8
link

The Greek motor bulk carrier Thomas K was on a voyage from Port Arthur to Mizushima, loaded with 17,000 tons of scrap metal, when her shell plate cracked during heavy weather and she began to flood, SE of Japan in lat 30.04N, long 148.00E on January 28, 1984.

While proceeding to Shimizu as a port of refuge for repairs, a fire broke out in her engine room on January 31, as a result of which she began to drift in stormy seas. The crew managed to extinguish the blaze, but the Thomas K subsequently sank in the continuing heavy seas some 13 miles south of Iro Zaki Lighthouse, Izu Penisula, Shizoku Prefecture, on Febrary 1st. Of her crew of 15, there were only seven survivors.


source CTX
type D
volume
material
dead 8
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Maybe this should be two casualties. Crew number looks small.