List of shipwrecks in 1990
|Boleslaw Krzywousty||Eritrean War of Independence: The cargo ship was hit by rockets fired by Eritrean rebels and either sank or was beached (16°23′N 39°12′E). Later declared a constructive total loss, lending credence to the possibility that she was beached.|
|Bobby Lee||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after she became disabled during bad weeather. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of two.|
|American Star||The110-foot (33.5 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked on a beach on Otter Island in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of six.|
|Kittiwake||During a voyage in the Aleutian Islands from Kagalaska Island to Adak, Alaska, the 25-foot (7.6 m) motor vessel, an Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge boat, drifted onto the western coast of Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands during a blizzard, was swamped by a wave, and capsized with the loss of one man and one woman – both United States Fish and Wildlife Service employees – on board. Her two survivors – a man and a woman – were rescued by United States Coast Guard and United States Navy personnel on 30 January.|
|Alaskan Monarch||While trying to enter the harbor at St. Paul on Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea, the 92-foot (28.0 m) crab-fishing vessel became trapped in ice and was forced aground by wind and surf. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of six as 25-foot (7.6 m) waves broke over her. She broke up on the beach, and her wreckage later was removed.|
|Aleutian Enterprise||The 142-foot (43.3 m) fish processing trawler capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) south of Saint Paul Island with the loss of nine lives. There were 22 survivors.|
|Scandinavian Star||The ferry suffered two fires fifteen minutes apart whilst in the Skagerrak. The second of which was arson. One hundred and fifty-eight people were killed in the fire, which burned for ten hours. She was subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|Takan||The 45-foot (13.7 m) halibut longliner sank in 15-foot (4.6 m) seas off (Cape Spencer in Southeast Alaska. Her four-man crew abandoned ship in survival suits and all were rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.|
|Beaver||The 65-foot (19.8 m) fish tender ran aground without loss of life near Kodiak, Alaska, and was abandoned.|
|Little Ann||The 90-foot (27.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank on Portlock Bank (58°20′00″N 150°30′00″W) in the Gulf of Alaska 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) east of Kodiak, Alaska. The fishing vessel Sandra Su (|
|Smokwa||After being refloated from where she had sunk about a year earlier at her moorings near Port Lions, Alaska, on Kodiak Island, the derelict 1,588-ton steamer – formerly a ferry and later a fish processing vessel – was towed out of Kizhuyak Bay and scuttled in waters 6,000 feet (1,800 m) deep in the Gulf of Alaska. One account claims that she began to sink on her own before the scuttling process could begin, forcing her towing vessel, the salvage tug Salvage Chief (|
|Foxfire||The 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel burned and sank in Prince William Sound off Point Pigot (60°48′15″N 148°20′45″W) on the south-central coast of Alaska. The vessel Azuma Searay (|
|Va-Sea-Lees||The 40-foot (12.2 m) fiberglass longline halibut fishing vessel was destroyed by an engine room fire and sank off the south-central coast of Alaska in Prince William Sound outside of Strawberry Channel (60°24′N 146°03′W).|
|Coho||The 29-foot (8.8 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank on the south-central coast of Alaska in Cook Inlet off Dangerous Cape (59°24′00″N 151°54′20″W) after she took water over her stern while heavily loaded with fish.|
|Hana Cove||The 50-foot (15.2 m) fish tender sank in Valdez Narrows (61°03′15″N 146°40′30″W) on the south-central coast of Alaska after she lost steering and struck a rock. Her crew of four swam to shore in survival suits and survived.|
|Min Ping Yu No. 5540||The 17.5-metre (57 ft) fishing boat was stranded on a beach in Pingtan County, Fujian, and 25 corpses were found in two of its holds who had died from suffocation. It was used by the Taiwan military for repatriation of 76 mainland Chinese illegal immigrants, 63 of whom were kept in holds sealed with long nails by the military.|
|Min Ping Yu No. 5202||The 50-foot (15 m) fishing boat was hit by the accompanying Taiwanese naval frigate ROCS Wen Shan 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi) to the north of Keelung. It then broke into two pieces and sank. 21 people were drowned. It was used by the Taiwan military for repatriation of 50 mainland Chinese illegal immigrants.|
|Karen Lee||The 58-foot (17.7 m) salmon gillnetter capsized suddenly and sank off Peninsular Point (57°30′30″N 134°50′00″W) in Chatham Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The fishing vessel Polar Lady (|
|Verma||The 46-foot (14.0 m) wooden salmon fishing vessel sank with the loss of one crew member after colliding with the tug John Brix (|
|Robert E. Lee||The 24-foot (7.3 m) fishing vessel was swamped and wrecked on Perry Island in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. The only person aboard spent the night on the island and was rescued the next day by the fishing vessel Northern Light (|
|RFA Fort Victoria||The Troubles, RFA Fort Victoria bombing: The Fort Victoria-class replenishment oiler was damaged at Belfast, County Antrim by a bomb placed in her engine room by the IRA. She was repaired and entered service three years behind schedule.|
|Puck||The 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel capsized in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. The fishing vessel Controller Bay (|
|Kanatee||The 38-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel flooded at Beauchamp Island (56°43′N 134°14′W) in Southeast Alaska southeast of Sitka, Alaska. Her crew of two abandoned ship in a skiff and was rescued from the beach by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.|
|Ku Sun K||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel ran aground in Cannery Bay (53°42′30″N 166°47′30″W) on the northern coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands after a wave struck her. The only person aboard survived.|
|Wilhaul Too||The 92-foot (28.0 m) fish tender sank in Ugashik Bay, Alaska, in rough weather while operating with a hole in her hull. The refrigerated cargo ship Mizuho Ace (flag unknown) rescued her entire crew of seven.|
|Sanda||The 44-foot (13.4 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel dragged her anchor, ran agroind, and broke up in the surf in Main Bay (60°33′N 148°02′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her two-man crew survived and was rescued by the fishing vessel Rain Song (|
|Wind Song||The 50-foot (15.2 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked on Wingham Island in the Gulf of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter hoisted her four-man crew to safety.|
|Janice M||The 47-foot (14.3 m) longline fishing vessel was destroyed off Cape Hinchinbrook on the south-central coast of Alaska by a fire that started when a leaky gasoline can was placed near her cook stove. Her crew of three survived.|
|Joy Seas||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel ran aground and was lost in Bass Harbor (60°37′30″N 147°24′30″W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of five.|
|Becca Dawn||The 52-foot (15.8 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel rolled over sank with the loss of one life near Port Chatham (59°12′30″N 151°47′00″W) on the south-central coast of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her three survivors.|
|Pisces||The fishing vessel burned and capsized in the Bering Sea. Her entire crew of five was rescued after abandoning ship in a life raft.|
|Winterhawk||The 95-foot (29.0 m) fishing vessel sank in a storm in the Bering Sea. All five crew members were rescued from a life raft.|
|Jarita||The cargo ship sank in the English Channel off Margate, Kent, United Kingdom, with the loss of one of her four crew.|
|Jessica B||The 77-foot (23.5 m) fishing vessel was wrecked without loss of life in Kashega Bay (53°28′50″N 167°10′30″W) on the coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands.|
|Transformer||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Prince William Sound near Port Bainbridge (59°57′N 148°21′W), Alaska. The only person aboard survived and was rescued by the fishing vessel Serenity (|
|Ramada al Salaam Hotel||Iraqi occupation of Kuwait: The floating hotel, a former cruise ship, was attacked by Iraqi forces and destroyed at her moorings. She was later scrapped.|
|USS Yancey||The decommissioned Andromeda-class attack cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Morehead City, North Carolina, to form an artificial reef.|
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