Re: Galaxy Steam
Posted by: Roger W Jordan
Date: November 12, 2001 04:30AM
I remember this ship well; the name that you quote is not quite correct, but there is an obvious similarity. And it was British, not Greek.
It was the British motor vessel GALLIC STREAM, owned by Gallic Estates Ltd, London (manager Denmac Ltd, Glasgow), which had engine trouble and drifted aground on rocks on 15 January 1975 on Bremnesodden, Hamaroy, in latitude 68 07 30N longitude 15 23 12E, when on voyage from Svelgen to Stjernoy in ballast. A helicopter rescued all of the 14 men on board (10 from a lifeboat and 4 from the stranded vessel) and flew them to Bodo. The vessel slipped off of the rocks on 16 January 1975 and sank.
GALLIC STREAM was built as FONNES in 1971 by Batservice Verft A/S, Mandal, for Kristian Jebsen (UK) Ltd, London, and was sold to Gallic Estates Ltd in 1974. It was 1594 gross tons, 1171 net tons, 3097 deadweight tons, length overall 79.96 metres (262.33 feet), breadth 13.8 metres, depth 6.53 metres, and was fitted with an A/S Bergens M/V 16-cylinder diesel engine of 2200 brake horsepower (1641kW). She had 2 holds of 27.1 metres and 25.2 metres in length and 2 hatches each of 20.8 metres by 10.1 metres).
A sistership, built in 1972, was named MORNES.
Hope this is useful.
Roger W Jordan