MV Angeln

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Career
Name: Angeln
Owner: Brise Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG
Operator: Bernuth Line
Port of registry: Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's
Route: Trinidad - Saint Lucia - Barbados - Suriname - Guyana - Trinidad
Builder: Zhousan, China
Launched: 2004
Out of service: 21 February 2010
Identification: IMO number: 9298600
MMSI Number 304618000
Callsign V2BU2
General characteristics
Class & type: Container ship
Tonnage: 6,704 GT
3,557 NT
Length: 132.57 m (434 ft 11 in) overall
123.40 m (404 ft 10 in) between perpendiculars
Beam: 19.20 m (63 ft 0 in)
Height: 33.20 m (108 ft 11 in) (in ballast)
31.90 m (104 ft 8 in) (laden)
Draught: 7.22 m (23 ft 8 in) (summer)
Depth: 9.20 m (30 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: MAK 7 M 43 diesel engine
Speed: 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h)
Capacity: 657 TEU
Crew: 15
Notes: Fitted with two 50t capacity cranes
For other ships named Angeln, see SS Angeln.

Angeln was a container ship which was built in 2004. She capsized and sank off Saint Lucia in February 2010.

Description[edit]

Angeln was built by Zhoushan Shipyard, China in 2004. She was 132.57 metres (434 ft 11 in) overall and 123.40 metres (404 ft 10 in) between perpendiculars, with a beam of 19.20 metres (63 ft 0 in). She had a draught of 7.22 metres (23 ft 8 in), and an air draught of 33.20 metres (108 ft 11 in) when in ballast or 31.90 metres (104 ft 8 in) when laden. Her depth was 9.20 metres (30 ft 2 in). Angeln was powered by a MAK 7 M 43 diesel engine of 6,300 kilowatts (8,400 hp) which could propel her at 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h).[1]

History[edit]

Angeln was owned by Brise Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany. She was chartered by Bernuth Lines, Miami, Florida.[2] She was allocated IMO Number 9298600. MMSI Number 304618000 and used the callsign V2BU2.[3] In 2009, she was drydocked for examination by Germanischer Lloyd[4]

Sinking[edit]

On 21 February 2010, Angeln departed Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia at about 21:00 local time (01:00 on 22 February UTC) bound for Barbados. She developed a list which rapidly increased. The order was given to abandon ship, which all 15 crew did successfully. Between 21:30 and 22:00, the ship capsized and sank. A salvage agreement was made with Titan Salvage under Lloyd's Open Form rules, but it was later decided that the ship was a constructive total loss. Titan were then awarded another contract to remove pollutants from the wreck. This work commenced on 4 March 2010,[4] and completed on 21 April. The wreck has been designated a protected site by the The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, who have issued a Wreck Removal Order.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M. V. Angeln". Brise Schiffahrt. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "SLAPSA investigating capsized cargo vessel". Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Angeln (IMO: 9298600)". Vesseltracker. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "To Whom It May Concern". Brise Bereederung, Hamburg. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Update on MV Angeln - Fuel Removal Process Successfully Completed". The Voice. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.