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Photo Details
Photographer:Captain Peter [View profile]Title:KALIOPEAdded:May 01, 2007
Location:Rio Haina, Dominican Republic
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
the aft part of a wreck just off the entrance of Río Haina (Dominican Republic)

30 apr 2007
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Kenyo Maru (Until 1975)
- Vesper (Until 1975)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:4,706 tons
Summer DWT:7,425 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1968
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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carimar on May 01, 2007 09:45 (11 years ago)
Salü Peter,
merci vielmals für diini wiederum schöne föteli, isch eifach meeegaaa... ;-)

the wreck a t rio haina could be the former greek freighter KALIOPE (SZWO) ex KENYO MARU-75. built 1968 by usuki tekkosho, saiki. 4706 GRT. owned by aquarius enterprises corp., piraeus.
on august 31, 1979 while at rio haina, loaded with a cargo of 2000 tons. of ammonium sulphate fertiliser from hampton roads, the KALIOPE broke her moorings during the port was hit by the hurricane "David", and was then in collision with liquefied petroleum tanker CARIBE I before being driven aground on a breakwater. her engine room and holds quickly flooded.
the wreck was abandoned as constructive total loss, and sold to local shipbreakers, but scrap operations were hindered when she broke in two during the hurricane "Allen" in august 1980.
in the port alongside sank also the british freighter VENTURA STAR 4225/57 (nagoya zosen, nagoya) loaded with lumber on august 31, 1979 during the hurricane "David". she was scrapped in pieces at the end of 1980.
Regards, Käru
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