MF Ærøsund II

Denmark,Baltic Sea

The car and passenger ferry Ærøsund was built by Husumer Schiffwerft AG in Germany and was launched in March 1960 for the Danish company Dampskipselskapet Ærø AS. She was slightly modernized in 1970 and in 1990 a new engine was installed. She was laid up nine years later and then sold to a local circus who used her in shows in Denmark. In the mid 2000's she was sold to to a company who wanted to scuttle her as an artificial reef and dive attraction but it was delayed due to local protests. In 2013 she capsized and sank under tow, but was later raised and scuttled 5. October 2014 outside Ringgård in the Svendborg Strait. She rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck about 500 meter from shore on a depth of 8 to 20 meter.

Former names:
Ærøsund II
54,8 x 9,6 x 3,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
396 grt
Husum ( DE ) 1960
Æreskøbing ( DK )

N 55°02.100' E 10°27.400
( Source: Dyk Sydfyn )

Last updated: February 2018