List of shipwrecks in 1997
|Debra D||With no one aboard, the 182-gross ton, 101.6-foot (31.0 m) fishing vessel caught fire while moored at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fire destroyed her bridge and accommodation spaces, and she was declared a constructive total loss. She later was completely rebuilt and placed back in service.|
|Sandra W||The 49-foot (14.9 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) east of Sitkalidak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessel Green Hope (|
|Rosie G||The 80-foot (24.4 m) crab-fishing vessel sank due to a leaking crab tank in the Bering Sea approximately 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) northwest of Unalaska on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Handler (|
|Lisa Jo||The 82-foot (25.0 m) fishing vessel ran aground, capsized, and sank without loss of life in Akun Bay (54°15′N 165°30′W) on the coast of Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands after her operator – who was the only person on board – fell asleep at her wheel.|
|Jennie D||The 35-foot (10.7 m) herring-fishing vessel ran aground and sank at Cape Paramanof (58°18′20″N 153°03′30″W) on the coast of Afognak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago after her engine failed. Her crew of two abandoned ship in a skiff and were rescued by the cutter USCGC Roanoke Island (|
|8 LTTE boats||Sri Lankan Civil War: Action off Mullaitivu: One Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam explosive motorboat was shelled and blown up by SLNS Parakramabahu (|
|Beluga||The 17-foot (5.2 m) pleasure craft was stranded on boulders on the coast of Cheval Island (59°46′N 149°31′W) in Resurrection Bay on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska. The four people aboard abandoned her and were rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.|
|Miss Mari||The 28-foot (8.5 m) longline fishing vessel sank southwest of Elrington Island (60°00′N 148°03′W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. The fishing vessel Coho II (|
|Pasqualle||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska west of Cape Fairweather (58°48′30″N 137°56′45″W) on the coast of Southeast Alaska after gear shifted and caused her to flood. The only person aboard survived.|
|Blue Fiord||The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon seiner sank off Evans Island in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska due to flooding caused by the failure of a circulation pump. Her crew of four survived.|
|Gail S||The 80-foot (24.4 m) tug capsized and sank with the loss of one life in Bristol Bay approximately 130 miles (210 km) north of Cold Bay, Alaska, while towing a 240-foot (73.2 m) barge. Four crew members survived. The barge remained tetered to the sunken Gail S and was salvaged.|
|Cry Havoc||With no one on board, the 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon seiner was wrecked at Ugashik, Alaska.|
|Myrtle D||The 33-foot (10.1 m) salmon troller was wrecked without loss of life at Elfin Cove, Alaska, after her operator fell asleep at her wheel.|
|Troika||The 50-foot (15 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea about 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) southeast of Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands. Three members of her four-man crew put on survival suits and survived, and they were rescued by the fishing vessel Gala Maureen (|
|Trina||The 42-foot (13 m) longline cod-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska near Perl Island off the coast of Alaska. The only person aboard abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Deva (|
|Coastal Trader||The 168.5-foot (51.4 m) fish tender′s crew of seven abandoned her 70 nautical miles (130 km; 81 mi) off Cape Muzon on Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near Dixon Entrance after she caught fire during a voyage from Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea to Seattle, Washington. United States Coast Guard helicopters rescued her crew, and a salvage vessel towed her into port.|
|Green Lily||The cargo ship ran aground at Bressay, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom after her engine failed in a storm. All fifteen crew were rescued by the Lerwick lifeboat and a helicopter, although the winchman of the helicopter was killed after his winchline had to be cut.|
|September Song||The 33-foot (10 m) longline cod-fishing vessel flooded and sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Southeast Alaska southwest of Baranof Island (58°57′N 152°15′W) after her scuppers became clogged with fish. Both crew members survived.|
|HMAS Swan||The decommissioned River-class destroyer escort was scuttled in the Indian Ocean approximately 1.3 nautical miles (2.4 km) from Point Picquet near Dunsborough, Western Australia, at 33°33′02″S 115°06′02″E to serve as a recreational dive site.|
|The Living Christ||The sailing ship sank off the Île de Gonâve, Haiti, with the loss of about 40 lives. There were 15 survivors reported.|
|Happy Hooker II||The 28-foot (8.5 m) dive boat iced up, dragged her anchor, and sank in Alitak Bay 56°50′N 154°10′W on the coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island. All three people aboard survived.|
|Merchant Patriot||The ship sprang a leak in her engine room and was abandoned off the Bahamas. Declared a constructive total loss, she was towed to Freeport, Bahamas for scrapping.|
|Anafi||nationality unknown||Carrying a cargo of coal, the ship caught fire in the Piraeus Roads, Greece and was abandoned.|
|Brown Bear||The motor vessel, a former research ship, was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California, in late 1997 or in January 1998.|
|Christiana||The ketch foundered in the North Sea, and sank at a depth of 500 metres (1,640 ft) off Mandal, Norway. Later raised and repaired.|
|HMBS David Tucker||The decommissioned Cape-class patrol vessel was sunk as an artificial reef in the Bahamas.|
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