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SHIP NAME: Daeyang Honey KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source ATSB
type A
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dead 28
link http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1992/MAIR/mair45.aspx

ATSB found the dh ore carrier was legally loaded, with 122,300 tons or iron ore, more or less evenly in all holds. This ship has nine hatches, but only 3 holds. They did no structural survey, but Captain told one of the port people that the ship had recently had 850 tons of steel work done. An EPIRB was activated but only a liferaft was found.


source Woinin
type D
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material
dead
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1992-Oct.24 Capesize bulker DAEYANG HONEY, South Korea, disappears with all hands 800 miles west of GUAM during typhoon Colleen. She had loaded 122,720 t of iron ore in Yampi Sound for Mizushima.


source SSY
type A
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material
dead
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Presume sank on iron ore voyage from Yampi Sound to Japan in Typhoon Colleen.


source CTX
type D
volume
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dead
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The ATSB report is clear that the EPIRB was activated on the afternoon of the 22nd. Colleen was not really a typhoon on the 22nd. It had just been upgraded from a tropical storm to a severe tropical storm. The ship 100 miles south of the center, probably never saw hurricane force winds. But the storm did surprise the Captain by suddenly stopping, when he probably expected it to have cleared out by the time he reached the area.

Other than the beeper, there was no distress signal. No cause info. Assuming for now some sort of hull failure.

This casualty is not in the Japanese FSA?