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Photo Details
Photographer:Glenn Kasner [View profile]Title:BBC ChinaAdded:Apr 14, 2005
Captured:IMO:9219082Hits:4,408
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Description:
BBC China aground of South African east coast 2004
Vessel Identification
Name:Bbc China
IMO:9219082
Former name(s):
- Beluga Superstition (Until 2002 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:5,548 tons
Summer DWT:6,500 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:2001
Builder (*):Qingshan Shipyard
Wuhan, China
Owner:-
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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Gerolf Drebes on Feb 21, 2010 08:00 (4 years ago)
IMO added
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mihot on Jul 18, 2005 17:09 (9 years ago)
I am Miho Takeuchi at TopSpin Creative Corporation, a Japanese television production company in New York City.
Currently we are workig for producing a news documentary program to be aired in Japan, and I am looking for the image of BBC CHINA.
I would like to know the availability for using this image in our program. At this point, I don't know whether we would definately use it or not, but please let me know it is OK or Not.
Thank you very much.

Miho Takeuchi
mihot@ix.netcom.com
mtpat10 on May 03, 2005 07:50 (9 years ago)
Per World Ship Society's December 2004 Marine News Casualties Section: "BBC China (Beluga Superstition-02) 5,548/01 - general cargo owned by Beluga Superstition Shipping Ltd (Beluga Shipping GmbH) Antigua and Barbuda. Grounded 16/10/2004 in severe weather near Port Grosvenor on the south Natal Coast in position 31.23S, 29.54E. Water flooded the engine room and the crew were taken off by helicopter. Salvors are in attendence but prospects of refloating her look poor. She was on passage from Port of Spain for Durban with steel and aluminum." Includes a picture of her at Valletta on 19/6/2004 by Michael Cassar.
January 2005: "Salvors have stated that she will not be refloated and was declared a constructive total loss 26/10/2005. The bottom is breaking up and she is stuck fast. Oil fuel and as much cargo as possible will be removed as weather permits."
February 2005: "The wreck was dispersed with explosives 28/11/2004"
See also 11/4/05 Shipspotting posting by MTPAT10 of BBC China having a better day at Long Beach, California on 22/11/02.
Jeff Thoreson on May 01, 2005 20:32 (9 years ago)
Ships must run aground quite a bit there. Nice shot, Glenn.
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