Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
Tug Keta V
in her better days
(TSB of Canada)
location of wreck
(TSB of Canada)
Keta V salvage attempt
was almost successful
(Environment Canada photo)
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Keta V|
|Owner||Industries Verreault Inc.|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||85' / /|
|Propulsion||Diesel / Twin Screw|
|Built||1961 at St. John, NB (St. John Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.)|
|Date of Loss||October 3, 2000|
|Reason for Loss||Struck ledge in gale and sank quickly|
|Fatalities||None - 7 crewmen donned survival suits, took to a life raft and were rescued|
|Last Trip||Dalhousie, NB to St. John, NB|
|Wreck Location||Liverpool Bay - off Eastern Head|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||44-02-23 N / 064-39-24 W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Mostly intact|
to refloat the vessel was almost successful, but ultimately failed
For more information, see the report of the Transportation Safety Board
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