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SHIP NAME: Arctic Career KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 27
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All 27 men on the Panamanian motor ore carrier Arctic Career were lost when the vessel disappeared in the South Atlantic on June 25, 1985. The Arctic Career had sailed from the Brazilian port of Tubarao on June 17, loaded with 67,051 tons of iron ore destined for Cigading, Indonesia. After sailing, the master had reported his noon position to the vessel's owners, every two days, the last of which was on June 23 when he advised that the vessel's position was lat 30.47S, long 16.56W (which is NW of Tristan da Cunha and approximately 1800 miles from Capetown). However, in this message, the master advised that they were encountering boisterous weather, with the wind blowing NW Force 9, and that the Arctic Career had sustained heavy weather damages.

An aerial search failed to find any trace of the vessel or her 12 Hong Kong officers and 15 Philippino ratings. accept for the sighting of some debris and an oil slick.


source CTX
type D
volume
material
dead 24
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Not in Japanese FSA.