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  1. Oriental Pioneer

    Oriental Pioneer

    The Chinese bulk-carrier the Oriental Pioneer, with a cargo of 50 000 tons of iron ore, ran aground just 2km of the Struisbaai coast, near Cape Agulhas, South Africa. on 22 July 1974. Over the years she broke in half and disintegrated until the last bit settled just beneath the waves.