Sudur Havid 1998

The South African longline fishing vessel Sudur Havid was lost on 6 June 1998 in position 53 55 S 041 24W when pumps were unable to keep up with water that swept over the ship in a storm. 21 Survivors were picked up by other vessels but sadly 17 others did not make it.

There are two memorials to the 17 victims. One is a cross on the hillside above the cemetery at Grytviken. The other is in the Church.






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