Go Back Report # 244


USOs reported           

       Unidentified submarine objects have been reported on a number of occasions in FSR, notably from Scottish and New Zealand waters. Here is a report sent recently to FSR by John A. Keel which adds to the score--           
       Mr. Ĺke Franzen of Stockholm, Sweden, has forwarded the following reports from the newspapers Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Afionbladet, Expressen.       

TANKER SUNK           
       "Four crewmen are missing after an explosion aboard the Swedish tanker Seven Skies, 210 kilometres north-east of Singapore in the South China Seas early on Monday morning (October 6, 1969). Thirty-two survivors were rescued by a Japanese fishing boat.      
       "Director Sven Hampus Salén told the Expressen: 'We don t know what caused the explosion but several theories are being considered.'           
       "Seven Skies was a 97,000 ton vessel and was built in Kockums in 1966. It was on its way from Japan to Indonesia without cargo."        


       "In a report dated October 10, 1969, it was suggested that a submarine may have sunk the Swedish tanker Seven Skies. During the preliminary investigation in Singapore, Commander Otto Ferdinand Henning said that the ship behaved strangely just before the explosion. The tanker rose upwards and then rolled over as if it had struck a reef or collided with some huge underwater object.     
       "The explanation was given that the Seven Skies collided with an unknown submarine running at periscope depth. Commander Henning had no memory of any explosion, he said, but other crew members stated that the ship was shaken by a series of violent explosions before it sank. The accident took four lives; 3 Swedes and 1 Indonesian."                                          
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 1970, pp. 32-33     


UFOCAT URN – NONE Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 1970, pp. 32-33        


Singapore (Strait) Latitude 1-09 N, Longitude 103-45 E (D-M)

Reference: Gazetteer of Indonesia, Vol. 2 (N-Z), Published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C., September 1982   


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