Konanda

Vanuatu

Konanda was a coastal freighter laid down by D&J Scheepswerf De Vooruitgang N.V in Alphen, and was launched in January 1955 for Adelaide Steamship Company. She was sold in 1961 to  Pearl Kasper Shipping Company in New Zealand and used as a ferry between Nelson and Wellington before she ended up with new owners in Vauatu in the late 1960's. She was damaged and wrecked under a storm 8. February 1987 and written of as a total loss. In November that same years she was sunk as an artificial reef and dive target outside Ifira island near Port Vila. The wreck rest today standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 15 to 26 meter.


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Konanda

153,2 x 29,9 x 8,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
414 grt
Alphen ( NL ) 1955
Port Vila ( VU )

GPS ( WGS84 ): S17° 45' 09.9" E168° 17' 17.5
( Source: Michael McFadyen )

 Last updated: December 2020