Zeila

Namibia,South Africa

L-758 was a wetfish trawler built by Sterkoder Mekaniske Verksted in northern Norway, and was launched in 1975. She served in the fishing industry in South Africa, and according to historical sources sailed her last years under Namibian flag as Zeila for Hangana Seafood with Walvis Bay as port of registry. She was taken out of service in the late 2000's and sold to a scrapping company in India. Under tow to Bombay the line broke and she drifted and shipwrecked near Henties Bay 26. August 2008.  The wreck rest today with most of her hull and superstructure above the waterline, clearly visible from shore at the Skeleton Coast near Henties Bay. Also see the wreck of the old steamer Eduard Bohlen.


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Zeila
L- 758
49,6 x 9,3 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
672 grt
Kristiansund ( N ) 1975
Walvis Bay ( NA )

22°14'27.6"S 14°21'12.8"E


Last updated: January 2021