Treasure

South Africa

Berge Captain was a bulk carrierbuilt by Mitsubishi Dockyard & Engineering, and was launched in 1983 for Mediterranean Bulkcarriers Incorporated. She changed owners and names several times before she ended up with sailing for Universal Pearls SA as Treasure. Under a journey from China to Brazil loaded with iron ore, she developed a leak under rough weather outside the coast of South Africa in June 2000. She sank 23.June 2000 and caused an environmental disaster due to her wreck leaking a big amount of bunker oil. The wreck rest today between Robben and Dassen island on a depth of 30 to 50 meter.


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Treasure
Berge Captain, Tokomaru,
Ocean Conqueror
264,3 x 43,5 x 23,8 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
  66413 grt
Nagasaki ( JP ) 1983
( PA )


Last updated: December 2018