CHIAN MARINER (LBR) (bulk carrier of 35,224 tons dwt),
sprung a leak in the engine room and sent emergency signals at 10.49,
when she was on a voyage Takoradi - Jubail with cargo of 27,500 tonnes of manganese ore.
She was then in pos. 17 ° 18 'S and 08 ° 54' E.
At 16.07 the same day she was abandoned by the crew,
who were rescued by the motor vessel ATARAXIA.
At 09.20 April 11, however, CHIAN MARINER sunk.
The vessel was built in 1974 in Shimizu as Norwegian BIRKNES
and was owned at the sinking by the Trinity Mariner SA, Monrovia.