Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Rokta ran aground on Gallerskjærene at Hustadvika 3.April 1938 under a blizzard. She was on a voyage from Alta to Leith in Scotland loaded with slate and had a crew of eleven men. Attempts were made to rescue her, but in the morning 4.April she breaks apart and disappear in the deep. The rescue operation was broadcasted on radio and the "Rokta accident" became over night known all over Norway. They succeeded in rescue six men, but the other five perished. The scattered remains of Rokta rest today on a depth of 25 meter at Inste Staum northwest of Gossa.

Former names:

131,4 x 25,1 x 10,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
368 grt Fredrikstad ( N ) 1918 Bergen ( N )

GPS: 62.922778 E: 6.675840

Picture: Rokta
Steinkjer Leksikonet