MV Norse Variant

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MV Norse Variant was a Norwegian combined bulk and car carrier. The vessel could carry 1,500 cars and sailed between Europe, US east and west coast and Japan with cars and bulk cargoes.

The MV Norse Variant sailed from Newport News on 21 March 1973 with a cargo of coal for Glasgow and sank in a hurricane the day after, the last radio message from the ship was received 13:49 on 22 March. Of the crew of 30 men and women only one man, the oiler Stein Gabrielsen survived. In the same storm and just some 20 nautical miles off MV Norse Variant, another similar Norwegian combined bulk and car carrier, the MV Anita disappeared and the entire crew of 32 perished, the total loss was 61 seamen.


  • Øystein Molstad-Andresen: Bare en kom tilbake, Gyldendal Norsk forlag, 1973, ISBN 82-05-06065-7
  • Dag Bakka jr.: De norske Uddevallaskipene, B. A. Krohn Johansen & Co., ISBN 82-90528-04-3

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