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SHIP NAME: You Xiu KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source Japan FSA
type A
volume
material
dead 27
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Struck breakwater shoal and sank in Constanza Roads in lat 44.07N, long 28.42E on 4/1/95 after engine trouble in heavy weather. Six crew dead and 21 missing.

Unknown hold flooded. Empty.


source Galati/Romania
type A
volume
material
dead
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Around 9 AM, Port Control Constanza trasmited to all the ships from the territorial waters the notices of worsen the weather. Due to the cautions, 9 from 12 ships finded out near harbor, decided to raise anchor and to go on off-shore. The commanders of bulkers Paris, You Xiu, and Seabulk Hope decide to stay in laughes and to fight with the waves.

Few minutes after the Port Control received the decision of Paris to stay, the radar operators observed that the other ship, You Xiu grapping to the dam. The commander of You Xiu was warned because there was only 1.9 miles between the ship and the dam. The operators ordered the ship to leave its position and go toward large. The commander from You Xiu release the danger just around 18:45 and prompts help from authorities (between ship and dam were just around 185 meters). It was too late. The last message received from You Xiu was The ship is inclined and starts to sink. Paris and You Xiu sunk around the same time at 600 meters one each other.

All the members of the crew from the bulkers died.


source CTX
type C
volume N
material
dead
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Another source says lost power in heavy seas and a blizzard. Sank almost immediately.