LINDENBANK LOSS

On August 17th, 1975, the British cargo Lindenbank was on a voyage from Kimbe to Europe with a cargo of 5.300 tons copra, 1.100 tons palm oil, 1.100 tons coconut oil, 500 tons expeller meat, when she ran aground, on a reef, off Fanning Island. She was abandoned as a total loss. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?108261

There is an account of the efforts to free her and also the official report on the grounding (in which the Master and 3/0 were fined) – all on this site. Just search ‘ Lindenbank’

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