Mercantil Marica


The Brazilian bulk carrier Mercantil Marica hit ground at Storsvalene southwest of Ytre Sula after engine problems 21.October 1989. She started drifting out of control and hit ground soon after. The accident triggered a local catastrophe since over 350 tons of oil leaked out into the sea. The pollution risk were in large parts avoided, and later she broke in two parts and went down on the deep. Today the wreck of her is totally broken down due to the exposed position, and the twisted remains of her rest on a depth of approximately 25 to 30 meter.

Former names:
Mercantil Marica
Rodrigo Torrealba 200,9 x 27,2 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
26512 grt ( BR ) 1982 Rio De Janeiro ( BR )

N 60 56,0 E 04 36,6

Picture: Mercantil shipwrecked
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