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SHIP NAME: Protektor KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source Japan FSA
type D
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dead 33
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Presumed sank during severe storm 220 mi SE of Newfoundland after taking water in No 2 and 4 holds All 33 crew members missing.


source Canadian TSB
type D
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dead 33
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On 11 January 1991, while en route from Port Cartier, Quebec to Sweden, the Singaporean bulk carrier Protektor sank 225 miles of St John's Newfoundland. All 33 persons on board were presumed lost.


source Woinin
type D
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dead 33
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1991-Jan.11 Bulker PROTEKTOR, 43200 grt, vanishes with her 33 crew in the Atlantic Ocean East of Newfoundland. The ship was loaded with iron ore from Port Cartier, and previously reported hatch covers damages.


source CTX
type D
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dead 4
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A Canadian source says "reported flooding in 3 of 9 hatches [sic]. So it is pretty clear the ship was able to get off a distress signal. Sometimes landlubbers refer to hatch covers as hatches which is probably the source of Woinin's comment. But sometimes laymen refer to holds as hatches. We could use a transcript.

In these temperatures, brittle fracture is a possibility.