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SHIP NAME: Daeyang Family KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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The 183,572 dwt South Korean motor ore/oil vessel Daeyang Family was on a voyage from the Brazilian port of Sepetiba to Pohang, when she was wrecked on Whale Rock in the Robben Island area 8 miles of Cape Town, in lat 33.50.01S, long 18.23.09E on March 30, 1986, after dragging her anchors in very bad weather. All her 28 crew members were safely taken off by helicopter.

The Daeyang Family had previously sustained damaged to her bottom due to heavy weather and had deviated to Cape Town for repairs, anchoring off the coast earlier the same day as she was wrecked.


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In most databases, this is treated as a grounding, but as Hooke makes clear, the only reason she was anchored onthis bad lee shore, was earlier heavy weather damage.