Akra Aktion

Romania,Black Sea

The general cargo ship Steven was laid down at Papendrecht in Holland by T. Van Duyvendijk Scheppswerf in 1957. She was rebuilt in 1963, and both her length 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 hit ground under a storm outside Mangalia 19.February 1981. Emergency signals went out over the radio and orders to abandon ship was given. The crew was saved by a rescue helicopter, but the ship was written of as a total loss. The wreck is still visible from the surface, and wreck debris on the reef in shallow waters approximately 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

Last updated: June 2020