Soto Trader

Cayman Islands,Caribbean

The small freighter Soto Trader was on her regular journey from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac, this time loaded with beer,fuel and cement mixers. She anchored up outside Little Cayman 4.April 1975, and soon after the cargo of fuel caught fire and she soon stood full ablaze. Two men perished from fire burns and the ship burned for hours before she disappeared in the deep the following day. The wreck rest today standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 16 to 19 meter outside Blossom Village.

Former names:
Soto Trader

36,6 x 9,1 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
287 grt
( ? ) 1943
George Town ( AN )

GPS ( WGS84 ): 19° 39.309' N 80° 4.938' W

( Source: Wannadive )

Picture: The wreck of Soto Trader in 2012
Courtesy of Stephens Weir Articles

Last updated: August 2019