bahamian SS Sun Vista [+1999]
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nationality bahamian
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1961
weight (tons) 28.083  grt
dimensions 213.65 x 28.71 x 8.6 m
material steel
engine 2 x Geared De Laval Steam turbines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 44000  s.h.p.
speed 24  knots
yard no. 1862
IMO/Off. no. 5411254
about the loss
cause lost fire
date lost 21/05/1999  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
last owner
[1]Sun Cruises, Singapore
SS Sun Vista [+1999]
period 1997 ~ 1999
IMO/Off. no.: 5411254
prev. owners
[2]Fourth Transoceanic Shipping Co. Ltd., Nassau
SS Meridian
period 1990 ~ 1997
[3]Fourth Transoceanic Shipping Co. Ltd., Nassau
SS Galileo
period 1984 ~ 1990
[4]Fourth Transoceanic Shipping Co. Ltd., Nassau
SS Galileo Galileo
period 1983 ~ 1984
IMO/Off. no.: 5411254
[5]Lloyd Triestino, Trieste
SS Galileo Galileo
period 1963 ~ 1983
about the wreck
depth (m.) 64 max. / 33 min. (m)
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entered 17/01/2008
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last update 27/01/2014
Lettens Jan21/05/2009
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Allen Tony24/05/2014The Sun Vista SS was originally built as the SS Galileo. Galileo SS was an ocean liner built in 1963 by Cantieri Riuniti dell´ Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy for Lloyd Triestino´s Italy—Australia service. In 1979 she was converted to a cruise ship, and subsequently sailed under the names Galileo and Meridian. She sank in the Strait of Malacca in 1999 as the Sun Vista and was owned by Sun Cruises. In1997, following Royal Caribbean International´s acquisition of Celebrity Cruises, the ship was sold to Sun Cruises ( Metro Holdings Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas) which operated her as SS Sun Vista.

On 20th May 1999 the vessel suffered an engine room fire, which cut all power and caused her to sink on 21 May 1999 at 0121 hrs. All 1,090 passengers and crew were safely evacuated
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 Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico was founded in 1930 from the merger between Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino (Trieste) and Cantiere Navale Triestino (Monfalcone). CRDA built cruisers, submarines and battleships for the Italian Navy. After the wars it remained in business and focused partly on building cruise liners. Nowadays (2010) the yard is still in operation but is owned since 1984 by Fincantieri Group.

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