Gerd Frese was a general coastal cargo freighter built by J.J.Sietas KG Schiffswerft Gmb in Hamburg, and was launched in 1956 for the German company Peter Frese & Sohne. She changed both name and owners several times before she ended up sailing for Frank Ollivierre in Kingston as Sakem in 1997. Under a journey from Grenada to Trinidad loaded with cement her cargo shifted and she foundered 30. May 2001. The wreck rest today on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 18 to 32 meter right southwest of St. George harbor.

Former names:
Gerd Frese, Thea Nagel, Partner 58,9 x 8,9 x 3,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
570 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1956
Kingston ( VC )

Picture: Thea Nagel
Courtesy of Shipspotting & Charlie Hill

Last updated: February 2021