Christena

Saint Kitts,Caribbean

Christina was a Government owned ferry operating between Saint Kitts and Nevis on a daily basis. Under one of her regular trips 1. August 1970 she capsized and sank with more than three hundred passengers on board. As the story goes, the ferry was registered to carry 155 passengers but was overloaded with more than 300. The captain noticed the boat was taking in water and made an attempt to turn and beach her, but in the process the small ferry capsized and sank within a few minutes. 233 people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck rest today standing on her keel in the narrows between the two islands on a depth of 15 to 22 meter.


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Christena

20,1 x 12,0 x 3,3 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
34 grt
( UK ) 1959
Basseterre ( KN )


Picture: Christena
Courtesy of St.Kitts & Nevis Information Service

Last updated: September 2020