Micro Trader


Micro Trader was a general cargo ship laid down by Hashimoto Shipbuilding Company in Kobe, and was launched in 1978 for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. She was sold in 1993 to the Micronesian Government, with Weno as port of registry. Under the typhoon Chataan in late June 2002 her moorings broke and she drifted away and hit ground.  She was thereafter used for spare parts, and a removal contract funded by the US Fema was issued in early 2004 to get rid of the damaged hulk. It was decided to scuttle her as a dive attraction and artificial reef, and after a month of work making her sea worthy, she was towed away by the dive vessel SS Thorfinn and scuttled  17. February 2004. The wreck rest today standing on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck southeast of Etten Island on a depth of 15 to 37 meter. Also see the wreck of the Japanese steamer Fujikawa Maru that lies nearby.

Former names:
Micro Trader

56,0 x 10,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
886 grt
Kobe ( JP ) 1978
Weno ( FM )

7°20'48.0"N 151°53'24.0"E

Last updated: March 2021