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Sygna

Aground on Stockton Beach, near Newcastle

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David,
Although one is [COLOR="Navy"]here[/COLOR], but if you click on the keywords: sygna (above) it takes you to all the images and comments on SN. That is the beauty of 'Keywords' as a tag.
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She is of Ludwig Mowinckels Shipping Co. in Norway. Built in 1967 at Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland.
The following is from, Modern Shipping Disasters 1963 - 1987, by Norman Hooke: On May 25, 1974, while lying in ballast at Newcastle, N.S.W. waiting to load a cargo of coal for Europe, the Norwegian motor bulk carrier SYGNA was driven aground during a heavy storm on Stockton Beach. The crew was safely rescued but the vessel's back broke, her engine - room and holds becoming tidal. The wreck was abandoned as a constructive total loss. The stern was left where wrecked but the bow was eventually refloated and towed to Kaohsiung for scrap.
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