Bulker ORIENT PIONNEER, 108503 dwt, 19 years old, suffers structural failure
with an hold flooded
Took water via damaged duct keel.
Crew abandoned ship and rescued.
Vessel later sank. Indian Ocean.
Damaged in heavy weather carrying iron ore from Brazil to Taiwan.
Sank in Indian ocean.
Flooding in cargo holds through fractured duct keel
and twisted upper deck.
Founderd in Jan 90.
Unknown hold flooded and sank.
Most sources agree the date was January, 1990.
SN poster says sinking occured at 17.57S,76.09E.