M.T. Maretta – FD245

Technical

Official Number: 303787
Yard Number: 994
Completed: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 439
Net Tonnage: 149
Length: 135′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 14′ 6″
Built: Beverley 1965 by C D Holmes & Co Ltd
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd

History

1965: To Fleetwood as a new vessel. Top Fleetwood trawler for her class under Sid Christy.
06.07.1977: Sold to Kalealo Enterprises, Tema, Ghana and renamed MADDEN MARR.
1979: The trawler was declared a total loss after running aground during a dramatic rescue bid off the Ghanian coast. The ship hit a bar near the entrance to Tema harbour whilst attempting to help another trawler being operated by the same company. The other trawler involved was the ‘SEA EAGLE’, a former Polish trawler. This vessel was reported to be on fire and in need of assistance. MARETTA attempted to rescue the ship but in doing so she herself ran into difficulties. As a result she ended up a total loss.

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M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245
Picture courtesy of Les Howard

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

Changelog
10/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
30/03/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermarks.