Sun Vista


Galileo Galilei was an ocean liner laid down by Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico in Italy, and was launched in July 1961. She was completed and delivered to Lloyd Triestino in March 1963.  She was converted to a cruise ship in 1979, and changed both name and owners several times before she sailed as Sun Vista for Sun Cruises in 1997. Under a cruise with over 1000 passengers on board, a fire erupted in her engine room which cut all her sailing power outside Penang 20. May 1999.  Emergency signals was sent and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated before she disappeared in the deep the following morning. It is believed that heat from the fire buckled her hull plates below the water line, allowing the sea to flood the ship. The wreck rest today on her port side in the Strait of Malacca on a depth of 35 to 65 meter.

Former names:
Sun Vista
Galileo Galilei, Galileo, Meridian
701,0 x 94,2 x 28,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
30440 grt
Monfalcone ( UK ) 1961
Singapore ( SG )

4°37'01.0"N 99°54'06.0"E

Last updated: January 2021