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Demas Victory – Capsized 30 June 2009 - 30 Souls Lost #maritimehistory

Demas Victory – a Dubai-based supply ship capsized 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of the Qatari capital city of Doha in rough seas on 30 June 2009, at 6:30am local time.

Of the 35 passengers and crew only 5 were rescued, on board were Indonesians, Indians, Bangladeshi and Nepalese.

The surviving captain had braved "three big swells" amid 25-knot winds before the ship, Demas Victory, capsized about 10 nautical miles from the coast of Doha.

The Demas Victory was entering Doha port when the swells began. It was about 6.30am, and the seamen were either sleeping or had just sat down for breakfast. Due to bad weather, the port asked the captain to go to the anchorage, and anchor there for safety, the vessel fully sank in three minutes.

The survivors had been either in the wheelhouse or on the deck when the vessel went over, and at least three were wearing life jackets.

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