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SHIP NAME: Tao Yuan Hai KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source SOS
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Fractures in hull and four holds flooded. Vessel abandoned and presumed sank. Indian Ocean.


source SSY
type A
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Sustained hull damage in heavy weather on voyage carrying iron ore from Port Kembla. Presumed sunk.


source Japan FSA
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No 3, 5, 6 and 7 holds flooded. Deck in No 7 hold buckled, Sank in may 90.

Nos 3, 5, 6, and 7 holds flooded and presumed to have foundered. Ore loaded. Sank in may 90.


source CTX
type C
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Lots of mystery about this ship. SOS says the ship had no Class. Claims LR had delisted in 1.2.89. How did she load? Some say flag was China, some say Taiwan. The DOB does not match the IMO number. Some say voyage was Puerto Ordaz to Port Kembla, which seems very unlikely. Another source says she loaded at Port Kembla but there is no Australian report. And the Australians would not have loaded a ship if they knew its Class had been withdrawn.

The data on this casualty is almost as bad a mess as the ship's structure apparently was. Somebody must know something more.