Akra Aktion

Romania,Black Sea

The general cargo ship Steven was laid down at Papendrecht in Holland by T. Van Duyvendijk ScheppswerfNV in 1957. She was rebuilt in 1963, and both her lengt and tonnage increased slightly. She was sold to Antria Shipping Ltd in Greece in 1969 and was renamed Akra Aktion. Under a journey from Braila to Alexandria loaded with steel products, she ran aground after she sailed into a storm outside Mangalia 19.February 1981. Emergency signals went out over the radio and orders to abandon ship was given. The crew was soon saved by a rescue helicopter. The wreck is still there, and for many years parts of the wreck was still visible. Wreck debris and battered sections of her rest today in shallow waters approx 300 meter from shore.

Former names:
Akra Aktion
91,4 x 12,5 x 6,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
  2332 grt / 3852 dwt
Papendrecht ( NL ) 1957
Piraeus ( GR )

43.45' N - 28.38' E
( Source: Marhisdata.nl )

Picture: Steven in 1957, unknown photographer
Courtesy of Marhisdata.nl

Last updated: June 2020