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Sinking of the Blythe Star cargo ship, Tasmania, 1973

Sinking of the Blythe Star cargo ship, Tasmania, 1973

On 12 October 1973, the cargo ship Blythe Star sailed from Hobart to King Island, Tasmania, carrying beer, fertiliser and a crew of 10. The following day it developed a list that forced its crew to abandon ship and take to a liferaft. They had minimal supplies, no radio and had failed to make a mayday call before abandoning the vessel.

The raft drifted for 8 days before coming ashore at Deep Glen Bay on the Tasman Peninsula. Seven of the ten crew members survived the ordeal.

An official inquiry into the sinking and rescue operation was held in Melbourne in December 1973. The final report recommended a number of major changes to maritime safety standards as well as procedures for launching and executing maritime rescues.
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