Swanland: Cook Island-registered bulker sinks

In one of the largest joint rescues undertaken by Irish and British rescue agencies in the Irish Sea.Reports from the scene indicated that the ship's hull had begun to split causing an ingress of water . The ship put out a mayday call at 2 am when she got into difficulties in gale force winds around ten miles off the Lleyn peninsula, North Wales. Five Russian crew members are still missing after two others had been rescued from the life rafts to which they were clinging. The vessel is an 81 metre freighter which was believed to be carrying a cargo of up to 3,000 tonnes of limestone.
Name: Swanland
IMO: 7607431
Flag: Cook Islands
MMSI: 518333000
Callsign: E5U2283
Former name(s):
- Elsborg (Until 1996 Aug 12)
- Artemis (Until 1994 Dec 16)
- Elsborg (Until 1988 Nov 14)
- Carebeka Ix (Until 1983 Jan 14)
Vessel type: Cargo
Gross tonnage: 1,978 tons
Summer DWT: 3,137 tons
Length: 81 m
Beam: 14 m
Draught: 3.5 m
Build year: 1977
Builder*: Bijlsma Lemmer Scheepswerf
Lemmer, Netherlands
Owner: Torbulk - Grimsby, U.k.
Manager: Torbulk - Grimsby, U.k.

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