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Barracudina's sistership Sand Launce courtesy of John Dalziel.

Barracudina: Lost But Not Forgotten

By John Dalziel 2018-11-25 17:26:00

40 years ago, on November 26, 1978, the fishing vessel Barracudina disappeared in the Cabot Strait, about 20 miles south-west of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada. She carried with her to their watery graves her crew of five. The Barracudina was returning from fishing off Cape North on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The weather was bad (forecasts gave gale/storm warnings, winds up to 40 to 50 knots), but was not beyond the experience of her seasoned crew. Radio communication...

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Leros Strength

Remembering the Leros Strength

By John Dalziel 2017-02-25 19:41:31

Twenty years ago this month, on February 8, 1997 the master of the Leros Strength contacted the rescue co-ordination center in Stavanger, Norway, requesting immediate assistance. After approximately three minutes the radio contact was abruptly cut off. It was subsequently determined that the ship had foundered and her crew of 20 was lost. The Leros Strength was a 20 year old medium sized bulk carrier. She had loaded about 18,000 tons of apatite (a phosphate mineral commonly used in the...

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