Zakynthos

Greece,Mediterranean

Gioconda was a car and passenger ferry built by Kynossoura Dockyard Company in Piraeus in 1979. She changed name to Zakynthos on a later date, possibly due to change of ownership. Under one of her regular journeys between the islands of Greece loaded with fuel tankers and cars, her cargo shifted and started to leak under rough seas outside Zakynthos Island 28. December 1989. Several explosions made her cargo hold starting to flood, and she soon after developed a listing. She disappeared in the deep a few hours later, claiming the life of one of her crew members. The wreck rest today on a depth of 35 to 43 meter outside Kyllini port.


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Dimensions:
Zakynthos
Gioconda
87,5 x 13,4 x 4,3 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1559 grt
Piraeus ( UK ) 1979
Piraeus ( GR )


Last updated: August 2020