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Caronia: Goddess on the Rocks

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On 12 August 1974, Caribia, the liner formerly known as Caronia (1948), was fatally wrecked outside of Apra, Guam.

CaroniaThe ex-Green Goddess, long neglected and abused, was being towed by an ocean tug from New York to a Taiwan scrapyard. Encountering a typhoon that threatened to sink both vessels, shelter was sought at Guam. The result was disastrous.

While entering the harbor, high winds and a rising tide pushed Caribia onto the breakwater. Sitting helpless, she was lashed by the storm. The ceaseless buffeting caused Caribia to split into three pieces and partially sink.

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