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SHIP NAME: Alborada KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source HOOKE
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dead 30
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A total of 30 persons died as a result of the sinking of the Chilean motor bulk carrier during abnormally severe weather conditions on July 24, 1987. The Alborada with a crrw of 28 and nine passengers had sailed from the port of Lota, south of Talcahuano at 0930 on July 23 loaded with 17,300 tons of coal in bulk bound for Ventanas, Chile. When she then began taking in water in heavy seas, which were backed by 50 mph winds, the master reported to the Talcahuano port authority his intention of putting into that port for refuge. However, one hour later, the vessel was caught by a violent storm and transmitted an SOS at 0320 on July 24. The Alborada sank only a few minutes later just under two miles from Gualpen Point near San Vicente in lat 36.43.36S long 73.16.06W. Only 7 survivors were picked up from the freezing seas three hours after their vessel sank.


source Japanese FSA
type D
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dead 30
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no 1 hold flooded and sank. Coal loaded.


source Woinin
type D
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dead 31
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Freighter ALBORADA, built 1969 at Sayonasu dockyard (hull 272) Osaka, 10396gt, 19112dwt, sank on west coast of Chile after flooding of hold one. 30 deaths.


source CTX
type D
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dead 31
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