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October 1, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barry Holmberg's son died in his arms late last week in the chilly, storm-stirred ocean off British Columbia as the lights of their would-be rescue ship flickered just minutes away. For several hours, the Studio City man and his 23-year-old son, Rob, had clung to a piece of floating plywood, a pair of life jackets and each other after their tuna seiner capsized in heavy seas around 1 a.m. Friday, about 200 miles offshore in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
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July 7, 1996 | Reuters
A fire knocked out the power on a luxury cruise ship headed for Alaska with more than 1,200 people on board Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported. "She is under tow by a tug. The ship is safe," said Julie Benson, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises, which had chartered the Golden Princess to go from San Francisco to Alaska. The fire broke out in the engine room at 8 a.m.
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NEWS
April 24, 1988
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a search for 28 Polish crewmen from a Greek-owned tanker that broke up and burned in the North Atlantic off Canada. The 560-foot tanker Athenian Venture was carrying 27,000 tons of gasoline to New York from Amsterdam when it caught fire and split in two about 370 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, late Thursday. Searchers recovered the badly burned body of crewman Andrej Szukalski, 41, on Friday.
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December 2, 1995 | Reuters
A Maltese-flagged freighter with at least 29 people aboard was listing badly and in danger of breaking up in gale-force winds about 930 miles southeast of Halifax on Friday, the Canadian navy said. The Mount Olympus, a 721-foot bulk carrier, took on water off Nova Scotia, but the flooding was contained by using pumps that were flown to the ship and dropped to the crew by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, the Coast Guard said. A spokesman in New York said the ship was not carrying cargo.
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March 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A coast guard icebreaker was expected to continue efforts Wednesday to free a Soviet factory-freezer trawler, the Murman Seld, stuck in ice off southern Newfoundland. The Franklin, one of the Canadian coast guard's most powerful icebreakers, freed three other vessels Tuesday from heavily packed ice off the entrance to St. John's harbor.
NEWS
December 13, 1994 | Reuters
Rescuers, refusing to abandon hope, combed 3,000 square miles of the blustery North Atlantic Monday for 22 crew members from a Ukrainian-registered cargo ship that sank Friday in a violent storm. "We remain optimistic that there will be more survivors out there," said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Dennis Uhlenhopp, adding that bad weather remained a major obstacle. "We're facing 15-foot seas and 40-knot winds," Uhlenhopp said. "Visibility and weather are just very poor."
NEWS
November 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Canadian search teams rescuers on Friday called off their hunt for the 27 crewmen missing from a British-owned oil tanker that broke apart in stormy weather in the north Atlantic. The 65,700-ton Odyssey, with 27 Greek and Honduran crew members aboard, burst into flames after it broke Thursday and sank about 700 miles east-northeast of Newfoundland.
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | Reuters
A Maltese-flagged freighter with at least 29 people aboard was listing badly and in danger of breaking up in gale-force winds about 930 miles southeast of Halifax on Friday, the Canadian navy said. The Mount Olympus, a 721-foot bulk carrier, took on water off Nova Scotia, but the flooding was contained by using pumps that were flown to the ship and dropped to the crew by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, the Coast Guard said. A spokesman in New York said the ship was not carrying cargo.
NEWS
December 11, 1994 | From Associated Press
A second crewman was rescued and at least seven bodies were recovered Saturday as a desperate race against the elements continued for survivors of a sunken Ukrainian cargo ship. Most of the 31 crew members aboard the Salvador Allende, which sank Friday, had been spotted in lifeboats, life rafts or survival suits, but rough seas hampered rescues. Six merchant vessels were at or near the scene of the sinking, about 150 miles northeast of Bermuda and 1,200 miles east of New Jersey.
NEWS
January 2, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
None of the 36 Greek and Philippine crew members of a freighter that apparently sank in a North Atlantic winter storm had been found shortly after a ship came on the scene Saturday to search for survivors, the Canadian Coast Guard said. The Bahamian tanker Freja Sveia, which arrived on the scene where the Liberian-registered Marika had sent out a distress signal, reported finding lights in the water but no crew members, Coast Guard spokesman Don Bedell told Reuters.
NEWS
December 13, 1994 | Reuters
Rescuers, refusing to abandon hope, combed 3,000 square miles of the blustery North Atlantic Monday for 22 crew members from a Ukrainian-registered cargo ship that sank Friday in a violent storm. "We remain optimistic that there will be more survivors out there," said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Dennis Uhlenhopp, adding that bad weather remained a major obstacle. "We're facing 15-foot seas and 40-knot winds," Uhlenhopp said. "Visibility and weather are just very poor."
NEWS
December 11, 1994 | From Associated Press
A second crewman was rescued and at least seven bodies were recovered Saturday as a desperate race against the elements continued for survivors of a sunken Ukrainian cargo ship. Most of the 31 crew members aboard the Salvador Allende, which sank Friday, had been spotted in lifeboats, life rafts or survival suits, but rough seas hampered rescues. Six merchant vessels were at or near the scene of the sinking, about 150 miles northeast of Bermuda and 1,200 miles east of New Jersey.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Three sailors were missing after a Ukrainian cargo ship sank Friday in a storm on the North Atlantic, leaving some crew members clinging to debris amid 30-foot-high waves and 50-m.p.h. winds. The crew of the Salvador Allende was not expected to be rescued until at least this morning because of the weather, said Lt. Jim Tabor of the U.S. Coast Guard in New York.
NEWS
January 2, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
None of the 36 Greek and Philippine crew members of a freighter that apparently sank in a North Atlantic winter storm had been found shortly after a ship came on the scene Saturday to search for survivors, the Canadian Coast Guard said. The Bahamian tanker Freja Sveia, which arrived on the scene where the Liberian-registered Marika had sent out a distress signal, reported finding lights in the water but no crew members, Coast Guard spokesman Don Bedell told Reuters.
NEWS
October 1, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barry Holmberg's son died in his arms late last week in the chilly, storm-stirred ocean off British Columbia as the lights of their would-be rescue ship flickered just minutes away. For several hours, the Studio City man and his 23-year-old son, Rob, had clung to a piece of floating plywood, a pair of life jackets and each other after their tuna seiner capsized in heavy seas around 1 a.m. Friday, about 200 miles offshore in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Search vessels struggled through a savage storm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence but found none of the 39 seamen missing since two cargo ships sank in raging seas. The 23 crew members of the Vanuatu-registered Capitaine Torres abandoned ship 40 miles north of Cape Breton after sending a distress call saying their cargo of containers had shifted. Two life rafts and a lifeboat, all empty, were found by coast guard cutters.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Search vessels struggled through a savage storm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence but found none of the 39 seamen missing since two cargo ships sank in raging seas. The 23 crew members of the Vanuatu-registered Capitaine Torres abandoned ship 40 miles north of Cape Breton after sending a distress call saying their cargo of containers had shifted. Two life rafts and a lifeboat, all empty, were found by coast guard cutters.
NEWS
July 7, 1996 | Reuters
A fire knocked out the power on a luxury cruise ship headed for Alaska with more than 1,200 people on board Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported. "She is under tow by a tug. The ship is safe," said Julie Benson, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises, which had chartered the Golden Princess to go from San Francisco to Alaska. The fire broke out in the engine room at 8 a.m.
NEWS
November 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Canadian search teams rescuers on Friday called off their hunt for the 27 crewmen missing from a British-owned oil tanker that broke apart in stormy weather in the north Atlantic. The 65,700-ton Odyssey, with 27 Greek and Honduran crew members aboard, burst into flames after it broke Thursday and sank about 700 miles east-northeast of Newfoundland.
NEWS
April 24, 1988
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a search for 28 Polish crewmen from a Greek-owned tanker that broke up and burned in the North Atlantic off Canada. The 560-foot tanker Athenian Venture was carrying 27,000 tons of gasoline to New York from Amsterdam when it caught fire and split in two about 370 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, late Thursday. Searchers recovered the badly burned body of crewman Andrej Szukalski, 41, on Friday.
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