Massive cargo ship MV Derbyshire, carrying nearly 160,000 tons of iron ore, is passing through the Northwest Pacific en route to Japan. Just a few days from her destination, a raging typhoon swallows up the ship and all 44 people on board. Witness the investigation launched by the family of the doomed ship's crew members, and see how their dogged determination for the truth uncovered a shocking problem potentially affecting an entire fleet of bulk carriers.
Did You Know?
The Ship featured, the 'MV Derbyshire' was a Bulk Carrier built in 1975 and went into service in 1976 named 'Liverpool Bridge', before finally being named 'Derbyshire' in 1978. After encountering Typhoon Orchid, she was sank with the loss of all 42 crew and 2 passengers on Sep 9th 1980. 14 years later in 1994 her wreck was found 2.5 miles underwater near Japan where she still remains. See more