Sea Star - Denmark


This vessel made the news recently and was mentioned on the Lloyds Insurance webpage

Sea Star was in the Great Lakes earlier this year and is shown in the photographed below in the Welland Canal. She had a cargo of steel aboard at the time and was destined for Cleveland. She passed up the canal on the 10th of April and returned down the canal on the 13th, in ballast.

The Lloyd's report indicated that on June 5th, Sea Star was on a voyage from Barranquilla, Colombia to Port au Prince, Haiti, with a cargo of bagged cement when she was in a collision with a Japanese fishing vessel somewhere in the central Caribbean Sea. The report also said that Sea Star sank almost immediately with the apparent loss of 2 crew members. 5 were rescued from the sinking ship.

SEA STAR was built in 1979 and had a tonnage registered at 1,433 gt

Sea Star is seen in this photo by Jim Sprunt sitting fully raised
in lock 2 on April 10th, 1998. She was transitting upbound at the time.



Photo by: Copyright © Jim Sprunt - 1998
Published: June 15, 1998
Last revised: December 12, 1999