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Good Lion

  1. Name: Good Lion
  2. Type of vessel: merchant ship, general cargo
  3. Flag: Panama
  4. Date of sinking: 19 December 1983
  5. Cause: grounding
  6. Location: Sardiñeiro point (Corcubión)
  7. Diving level: basic
  8. GALP territory: Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)


The dubious accidental sinking of the Good Lion

It ran aground in rough weather but has gone down in history as an intentional shipwreck. The ship ended up being scrapped.

Built in 1964 by W. Doxford & Sons (Pallion, Sunderland) No. 860 for Bank Line Ltd; it was launched under the British flag and named Tweedbank between 1964-1979. It then sailed as Good Lion Inc. from 1979-1983 with IMO No.: 6401268.

With a crew of 25, it was carrying ballast between Bremen (Germany) and Iran when it completed its last crossing at Sardiñeiro Point.

Characteristics of the Good Lion

Diesel engine, 15 knots 10143 TRB. 155 x 20.5 x 12.4 m. Steel hull.