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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
An Oriant   French  Atlantic  2000 

An Oriant : 
Owner Raymond Bourhis, Douarnenez 
Flag French  Builder Chantiers Normands Réunis, Courseulles-sur-Mer 
Port Douarnenez  Build Date 1976 
Official No 7360411  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt / 268 
Ship type Motor Vessel  Dimensions 38 m | 8.11 m | 6.05 m
Ships Role  Fishing Vessel  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
M8cyl 1400bhp MaK 8M282AK 
 
Wreck Location Approx 68 miles west of Loophead, Atlantic 
Date Lost 01/10/2000  Captain Larude Xavier 
Cause Sank  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

"Last night, An Orient's captain, Larude Xavier from Lorient said that the boat had been hit by a gigantic wave and sank within three minutes. He said they had no time to launch their life-rafts or put on life jackets. The ship's bosun, Fernando Neves from Aveiro in Portugal, said that it was a dreadful experience. When the ship sank, he and three others were in the same area. He said he made a desperate attempt to save one of the French crewmen but after an hour, the man's strength failed him and he died in his arms. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter rescued the three survivors."
RTE News, 2 Oct 2000

 

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