Bianca C

Grenada,Caribbean

She is often called the Titanic of the Caribbean, and was one of the big cruise liners from the Italian Costa Line company who operated in the Caribbean in the 1950's and 1960's. 22.October 1961 she was on a journey from Naples to Venezuela with nearly 400 passengers and a crew of 200 men. She had stopped outside St. George when en explosion erupted in the engine room . Two crew members were instantly killed in the explosion, and shortly after the whole ship was full abalze. Bianca C laid engulfed in fire for several days before she disappeared in the deep outside the harbor of St. George. The battered wreck of her rest today on a depth of approximately 30 to 50 meter.


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Bianca C
La Marechal Petain,
La Marseilles, Arosa Sky
181,0 x 23,2 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
18427 grt
La Ciotat ( F ) 1944 Genoa ( I )



Picture: Bianca C
Courtesy of Naviearmatori

Last updated: January 2021