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The sinking of Oceanos
Photographs, some taken by survivors, document the cruise ship sinking off Southern Africa’s eastern coast in August 1991.
The Oceanos' final voyage was a seven-day sail along the South African shore from Durban to Cape Town and back again. Here, vacationers enjoy the pool deck early in the cruise. The ship, which had 571 passengers when it started sinking, had seven decks, two lounges, a dining room, and eight lifeboats.