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Skikda (former Philippeville) / Phare de la Grande Jetée (now Jetée Nord)

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This months 25 years ago happened here the MAASSLUIS (imo 8010518) tragedy. This Dutch-Nedlloyd tanker anchored on 15-02-1989 just out off the jetée, waiting to go inside the next day to get loaded. In the evening a sudden severe gail hitted the ship, high on the water the anchor did not hold. The engine was started, but they could not reach open water, the propellor broke off when hitting the stones. The ship broke up on the jetée. All the 29 crewmembers drowned except for 2 sailors who were sent out to hoist the anchor. They were washed overboard by a gigant wave, but survived.

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Album name:Hans de Graaf / Algeria
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1913
Height of the tower, m:14 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:21
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Group occulting, 2 flashes per 6s, flash 1s, eclipse 1s, 160-288 white, 288-160 red
Range, nm:white 12 nm, red 9 nm
Coordinates (in any format):36 53.5594 N 6 54.0430 E
Displayed:575 times
Date added:Feb 01, 2014
DateTime Original:2013:12:26 18:48:16
Keywords:Skikda ; Algeria ; Mediterranean sea ; Historic
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