Jan Heweliusz


Jan Heweliusz was a RO-Ro ferry laid down as yard number 118 at Trosvik Mekaniske Verksteder in Norway, and was launched in July 1977. She was delivered to the Polish Ocean Lines POL the same year, and was assigned to operate the ferry route between Świnoujście and Ystad. She capsized and sank in the Baltic Sea 14. January 1993 after having sailed in hurricane strong western winds. The cargo and the ten railway carriages she carried, shifted in the rough seas, causing her to develop a listing and capsize. 54 people lost their lives in the accident, including her captain. For several days she laid upside down in the water before she went down in the deep 21. January 1993. The wreck rest today on a depth of 27 meter at Cape Arcona outside the German island of Rügen.

Former names:
Jan Heweliusz

125,66 x 17,02 x 4,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3015 grt Brevik ( N ) 1977 Gdynia ( PL )

54° 36' 28.6" N , 14° 13' 5.8" E

Picture: Jan Heweliusz
Originally from skovheim.org

Last Updated: December 2020