List of shipwrecks in 1977
The list of shipwrecks in 1977 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1977.
|Ivan Sechenov||The cargo ship collided in foggy weather with Praktikolas Maris (|
|Turnu Severin||The cargo ship collided in fog with Admiral Zmejavic (|
|Ukola||The Panamanian freighter Ukola broke in half and sank in the Gulf of Mexico during a gale while en route to Galveston, Texas from the Dominican Republic with a cargo of sugar. Only three of the ship's 23 crew members were rescued.|
|Viking Rover||The 180-ton motor vessel lost steerage 43 nautical miles (80 km) south of Cape Sarichef, Unimak Island, Alaska, became disabled, and sank without loss of life in 40-to-50-knot (74 to 93 km/h) winds and 16-foot (4.9 m) seas in the North Pacific Ocean near Rootok Island east of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, at 54°01.79′N 165°31.02′W. A United States Coast Guard helicopter based at Kodiak, Alaska, rescued her four-man crew.|
|Foremost||The 166-gross register ton, 86.6-foot (26.4 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 75 nautical miles (139 km; 86 mi) east-southeast of St. George Island in the direction of Cape Sarichef (54.5983°N 164.9222°W) on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Sea Venture (|
|Mar del Plata||The 156-gross register ton, 79.9-foot (24.4 m) shrimp-fishing vessel sank in the Shelikof Strait between the Kodiak Archipelago and the mainland of Alaska. The fishing vessel Heidi J (|
|Rose||The tug sank while moored at Petersburg, Alaska. She later was abandoned on the beach at Kupreanof, Alaska.|
|Seaspeed Dora||The roll-on/roll-off ferry capsized and sank at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She was refloated on 17 September and towed to Gothenburg, Sweden for repairs. She re-entered service in 1978.|
|Ahaliq||Bound for Kwigillingok, Alaska, carrying materials and equipment for the construction of a sewage treatment plant, the 187-gross register ton, 99.9-foot (30.4 m) tug/barge sank in heavy seas with the loss of her captain in Bristol Bay, 118 nautical miles (219 km; 136 mi) southwest of Dillingham, Alaska. The high endurance cutter USCGC Boutwell (|
|Pacific Surf||The 134-gross register ton fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 260 nautical miles (480 km; 300 mi) west of Cape Spencer, Alaska. Her crew of five abandoned ship in a life raft, where one died of a heart attack and was cast adrift. The oil tanker Overseas Chicago (|
|Lira||The cargo ship exploded and caught fire. She sank the next day.|
|Quasar||The 7-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) south of the Snettisham Rocks (57°57′30″N 133°52′00″W).|
|Indian||While towing the riverboat tender Cowboy (|
|Lula J||The 11-gross register ton, 36.2-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel was lost in Bertha Bay (57°48′N 136°21′W) in Southeast Alaska.|
|Wind Dance||The sailing vessel sank in Resurrection Bay off Seward, Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway motor ferry Tustumena (|
|Marmot Cape||The 27-gross register ton, 39.9-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank with the loss of her captain in Astrolabe Bay (58°22′30″N 136°54′30″W) on the south-central coast of Alaska 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) west of Cape Spencer. A helicopter rescued the only other crewman aboard from the beach on 18 October.|
|U F 22||The 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel and her two-man crew disappeared in the Gulf of Alaska. The fishing vessel Columbia (|
|Eagle||With two people – a man and a woman – aboard, the fishing vessel sank near Dundas Bay (58.3431°N 136.3404°W) in Icy Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The man perished. The woman drifted in a survival suit for eight to ten hours, reached shore, and walked 60 miles (97 km) before a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her.|
|Piraeus II||Caught fire and sank, Elusina, Greece|
|Aristoteles||Ran aground at Sestrice Island (42°58′N 17°13′E) and declared a constructive total loss.|
|Deepwater Bay||Explosion and fire while discharging cargo at Luanda, Angola. She was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped in June 1978.|
|Dolphin||The 8- or 38-gross register ton, 41.6-foot (12.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Marmot Bay (58°00′N 152°06′W) on the coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.|
|Baron||The fishing vessel grounded and was lost in the Bering Sea off Cape Cheerful (54°00′50″N 166°40′20″W) on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. The Alaska State Trooper patrol vessel Vigilant (|
|Conqueror||A Grimsby trawler on her first voyage after a major refit, went ashore at Penzer Point, south of Mousehole, Cornwall. It is believed the crew were down below having breakfast and the trawler was on automatic pilot. The Penlee Lifeboat had insufficient power to tow Conqueror off the rocks and she assumed a 35° list and broke up on the rocks.|
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- "Seven crew rescued". The Times (59938). London. 19 February 1977. col C, p. 5.
- "Tanker Explodes In 50‐Mile Slick West of Honolulu". The New York Times. 25 February 1977. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
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- "Detained cattle ship sinks in gale". The Times (59963). London. 28 March 1977. col D, p. 4.
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