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Pinta Shipwreck
 
Category: Shipwrecks


Name: Pinta, a Freighter built in 1959 by N.V. Bodewes shipbuilders in Denmark

Specs: 194' length x 54' (13' draft) 500 Tons

Depth: from 55' up to 85', 6.5 miles Northeast of Asbury Park

Profile: up to 30' as it lies on its port side on a sandy bottom. It is said that the bow is still in good shape

Sunk: Wednesday May 8th, 1963 inbound to New York from Central America, and carrying a cargo of teak lumber.

Cause: The 458' freighter "City of Perth" had a malfunction of the steering gear and rammed the Pinta broadside just forward of the bridge. The damage caused the Pinta to sink within the next hour.

Casualties: None, all twelve of her crew including Captain Korpelshoek took to a life boat and boarded the City of Perth.
Attached Files
Pinta_Profile_1
Pints_Sketch
Map ON: on
Coordinates: 40.2291, -73.8377
Map Name: Pinta Wreck
Style: G_HYBRID_MAP
Zoom: 10
Tags: Wreck




 
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