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Algoport Sinking
September 6, 2009


On September 6, 2009 the Algoport broke in half and sank in heavy seas while under tow to China for conversion. The tow had encountered some rough seas from Tropical Storm Dujuan that had passed near the vessel's route. The tow was about one week away from her destination when the Algoport sank in approximately 16,404' (5,000 m) of water, location 300'0" N by 130 0' 0" E (East China Sea south of Japan). There were no injuries, loss of life or environmental issues reported from the foundering.

Forward half breaks free

Sending a hatch cover through the air.

Painful to see a modern laker going down.
   

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