Mitera Zafira

Romania,Black Sea

Wayfarer was a general cargo ship laid down by W.M. Doxford & Sons Ltd in Sunderland, and was launched in January 1951 for the British company Charente Steamship Company Ltd. In 1971 she was sold to Cassiopeian Shipping Company in Cyprus and renamed Mitera Zafira. Under a journey from Ashod to Romania loaded with iron ore, she hit ground and caught fire outside Costinesti 8. March 1972. The crew had to abandoned the ship, and she disappeared in the deep eight days later. The broken remains of her was found in 2006 and rest today on a depth of eight to fifteen meter near Capul Tuzla lighthouse northeast of Costinesti.


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Mitera Zafira
Wayfarer
140,3 x 18,1 z 5,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8150 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1951
Famagusta ( CY )

43°58'05.2"N 28°40'10.0"E

Picture: Wayfarer in 1965
Courtesy of Teeships

Last updated: August 2017