Bos 400

South Africa

Under a journey from Pointe Noire to Cape Town 26.June 1994, the French barge Bos 400 broke her tow under a gale and shipwrecked south of Oudeschip. The tug boat in charge, radioed in for assistance, but the help didn't arrive in time before she drifted ashore and wrecked on the rocks. The crew of fourteen men were airlifted to safety. Bos 400 was a flat bottomed crane and pipe laying  barge assigned for work in Cape town. Despite several rescue attempts, she was written of as a total loss and abandoned. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 5 to 20 meters outside Duiker Point south of Oude Schip. Also see the wreck's of the steamships Oakburn and Maori.

Former names:
Bos 400

330,0 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
12000 grt
( UK )
( F )

S 33°02.216’ E 018°18.573

Last updated: October 2018