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Photographer:john c. driscoll [View profile]Title:New CarissaAdded:Nov 29, 2006
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
New Carrisa was a wood chip carrier who went aground near Coos Bay, Oregon during January or February of 1999. She broke apart. Her forward section was towed out to sea then scuttled. Fragments of her stern still remain on the beach near Coos Bay. I took the photograph during March of 1999.

built 1989
gross tons 36571
Vessel Identification
Name:New Carissa
Technical Data
Vessel type:Wood Chips Carrier
Gross tonnage:36,571 tons
Summer DWT:44,527 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1989
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Gerolf Drebes on Apr 04, 2010 06:43 (9 years ago)
IMO and some data added
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peter wilson on Aug 18, 2008 02:23 (11 years ago)
She is the ship that would not we are several years later and last week August 17th 2008 there were reports of tarballs washing up on the Oregon Shore line from her Aft end section that is still stuck in the sand offshore.
What they did to this ship was beyond belief!
She ran aground, they refloated her but she started to leak a wee bit of oil.They decided to burn the oil out of here then tow her out to sea and scuttle her.They set fire to her with explosive charges and she burned.........she broke her back and split in two.They towed her forward section out several miles and the navy had target practice.they blasted her for over two hours and she would not sink. Finally they sent a torpedo at her and she slipped under.
The aft end was towed out and the lines broke..she washed up in shallow waters later that week.
She is like most people who come to's so beautiful here who would want to leave? :-D You can still see her remains off the coast, but hopefully not for long.
janda on Dec 26, 2006 22:02 (12 years ago)
I remember this mishap very well.
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