Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"Maersk-Chartered Boxship Cuts Greek Minesweeper in Half"


Like many minesweepers, she was constructed of nonmetallic material (fiberglass) in order to reduce her magnetic signature. 

Photos taken just after the collision appear to show that the 50,000 dwt Launceston struck Kallisto amidships on the port side and cut her in half. Kallisto's back deck and stern drifted away and sank, and the surviving forward half of the ship took on a heavy list.