MV FAS Provence

MV FAS Provence was a cargo ship that sank in January 2012 off the coast of Malta.

History
NameFAS Provence
Port of registry Bahamas
BuilderRickmers Reismühlen
Yard number421[1]
Launched1986
IdentificationIMO number8508436[1]
FateSunk on 13 January 2012
General characteristics
TypeCargo ship
Tonnage
Length130 m (430 ft) LOA
Beam20 m (66 ft)
Propulsion1 diesel engine
Speed16 knots

She was built in 1986 by Rickmers Reismühlen in Bremerhaven, Germany as MV Britta Thien, and sailed under the German flag for two years.[1] She did not operate between 1988 and 1997, when she was renamed and reflagged as a Bahamian ship.[1] She sank on 13 January 2012, about 80 miles (130 km) offshore from Fort Delimara, during a storm in the Mediterranean Sea while unmanned and under tow.[2] At the time of her sinking, she was operated by Döhle (IOM) Ltd.[3]

FAS Provence had a gross tonnage of 6,071[1] and a deadweight tonnage of 8,050 tonnes.[3] She measured 129.6 metres (425 ft) in length and had a beam of 20.1 metres (66 ft).[1] She was powered by a single diesel engine, and had a speed of sixteen knots.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "MV Fas Provence (+2012)". Wrecksite. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Armed Forces monitor sunk ship 80 miles from Delimara". Malta Today. 13 January 2012. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Boxship FAS Provence sank in Mediterranean". Maritime Bulletin. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.