Oceanos (ship)
MTS Oceanos was a French-built and Greek-owned cruise ship. She was launched in July 1952 by Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde in Bordeaux as the Jean Laborde, the last of four sister ships built for Messageries Maritimes. The ships were used on the MarseillesMadagascarMauritius service. The Jean Laborde underwent several name changes including Mykinai, Ancona, and Eastern Princess; finally, in 1976, she was registered in Piraeus, Greece, under the name of Oceanos.
After a successful 1988 cruise season in South Africa, the Oceanos received an eight-month charter from TFC Tours (now Starlight Cruises) of Johannesburg. The Oceanos was in a state of neglect, with loose hull plates, check valves stripped for repair parts after a recent trip, and a 10 cm (4 in) hole in the watertight bulkhead between the generator and sewage tank.Oceanos sank off South Africa's eastern coast on 4 August 1991 during a storm which caused leaking in the engine room and eventually flooded the ship.

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The passenger cruise ship Oceanos sank 4th August 1991. On board were 581 passengers and crew. The Oceanos was a Greek cruise liner, sailing from Cape Town, South ...
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Aug 8, 1991 ... In Athens, Joanna Despotopoulou, a spokeswoman for the Epirotiki Lines, the owner of the ship, said the Oceanos had gone into dry dock for a ...
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THE OCEANOS SINKING - MY EXPERIENCE
Aug 4, 2013 ... THE OCEANOS SINKING - MY EXPERIENCE. My name is Michael O'Mahoney and I was a passenger aboard the cruise ship Oceanos which ...
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Top Five Worst Cruise Ship Disaster Videos : Cruise Law News
Jan 23, 2011 ... Oceanos Cruise Ship Sinking - Five Worst Cruise Ship Disasters When I was a kid, it seemed like the most popular movies were disaster flicks.
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Disasters at Sea: MTS Oceanos
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The Oceanos sank in 1991. Everyone survived. Imagine the Titanic sinking with 1,500 people still on board.
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THE OCEANOS SINKING: News coverage as it happened. The Oceanos was a ship I remember with much fondness, the voyage I took on her in 1989 was briliant and her loss ...
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Worst Journeys: An Anthology of South African Travel Disasters
Worst Journeys: An Anthology of South African Travel Disasters
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More recently the captain and most of the crew of the Oceanos abandoned ship and passengers when the Greek liner foundered in the same waters, leaving it to the South African entertainment staff to avert tragedy. I first realised that ...
Titanic Century: Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon
Titanic Century: Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon
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On August 4, 1991, the French-built and Greek-owned cruise ship MTS Oceanos was severely damaged by rough seas and sank in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa. A breech in her hull had flooded the engine room, and both the ...
Cruise Sector Challenges: Making Progress in an Uncertain World
Cruise Sector Challenges: Making Progress in an Uncertain World
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Case Study 1: 'Oceanos' The cruise ship 'Oceanos' sank off the South African Coast in 1991 following the flooding of a watertight compartment and engine room. No lives were lost. A Greek Inquiry into the incident found the ship's officers  ...
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TIL that in 1991, the cruise ship Oceanos sank. The crew abandoned ship, leaving the passengers behind. They were all saved by guitarist Moss Hills, who radioed for help and directed the rescue operation. - Awesome Facts
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Day-by-Day in the SA Navy – Chris Bennett. 3 August: 1978 - The Loch Class frigate SAS Transvaal is scuttled, to lie beside her sister vessel SAS Good Hope and form an artificial reef in False Bay.
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This is really old news, but I thought it was an amazing story. Remember that thread we had a while back about the Cruise ship and captain abandoning ship? Here's another weasel captain who bailed on his ship and his passengers. The guitarist orchestrated the rescue and the story is written from his perspective. A real life hero... http://www.oceanossinking.com/index.php?page_id=15
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The Oceanos sank in 1991. Everyone survived.
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