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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
a wreck just off the entrance of Ro 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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Photo Comments (3)

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guschi on May 12, 2007 08:17 (11 years ago)
i remember we arrived with a the zim caribe on 2 sept in rio haina,the two ships sunken ,the sealand gantry crane was lying on the ground one big fuel storage tanke was squezzed like he was made out of paper .a lot of container where submerged in the port and all the palmtrees had no more leaves.most of the houses on the other side of the rio haina where was very
difficult to reach the pier without running into a sunken the evening we went ashore
to meet our ``morenas``,there the business was almost normal ,no power only candle light and no cold beer ,but a lot of ``love`` like usual.
i made a couple of photos will look for them and post them here than
guschi remke
asnyk on May 01, 2007 10:54 (11 years ago)
Thanks Karu for info.
Hi asnyk :-)
carimar on May 01, 2007 09:44 (11 years ago)
hello Peter
thanks again for all those nice pic's from your voyages.
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, Kru
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