The storm which sealed the fate of the coastal freighter Bandak was horrible, and nine crew members were losts
Bandak the ship that sank twice
In January 1949 the 42-meter long coastal freighter Bandak was heading in the Sognefjord. It was a terrible storm, and Bandak was crushed against the rocks. She took her entire crew of nine with her.
Incredibly, this was not the first time Bandak sunk: In 1937 the collided with another ship in the strait between Sweden and Denmark and went to the bottom. Bandak was raised and rebuilt, but 12 years later she became the ship that sank twice. This time there was nothing to be salvaged, and the wreckage now rests at 18-28 meters depth.
Read more about other wrecks on these pages
Read more about some spectacular wrecks, the list is an extract of more than 20 wrecks that we have in our area.
- Read about Wreck Safari
- Read about SS Frankenvald
- Read about SS Fernedale & Parat
- Read about KNM Uller
- Read about SS Havda
- Read about DS Welheim