Northridge - London, England

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The 1973-built, 3,440-dwt, 2,641-grt, general cargo ship Northridge is seen in this photograph while she was underway possibly in Holland during May of 1986.

She was built in Leer, Germany by Martin Jansen Schiffswerft Mfbk. as Cairngorm. Through her career she sailed under the following names, Cairngorm (77), Northridge (86), Fastnet (88), Genesis 1 (90) and Sulteng 1. On July 18th, 2000 while she was on a voyage from Christmas Island, which is directly south of Indonesia, for mainland Indonesia loaded with 3,800 bage of phosphate she developed a crack in her #1 cargo hold. She immediately began taking water and shortly afterwards split in two and sank in a position 09.17.5 S, 105.20.5 E. At the time she was owned by P.T. (Persero) Pann Multi Finance of Indonesia and her crew of 24 were rescued.

Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register

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