ALK on 19. June 1983 River Elbe by Brunsbüttel - Photo: Frits Olinga-Delfzijl
Built by Jadewerft Wilhelmshaven GmbH, Wilhelmshaven, Yard-No. 42 – 299 BRT, 186 NRT, 480 dwt – Loa. 47.58 m – 43.03 x 8.54 x 3.00 m – Dg. 2.68m – Engine: MaK Type: MSU423 4 stroke 6 cyl (290×420) 300 bhp, 221 kW, 9,5 kn – Launched: 29-04-1957. Delivered: 23-07-1957
23-07-1957 ALK Rolf Behrmann, Dornbusch, Deu. (DFTY)
1972 ALK Friedrich Wolter, Krautsand, Deu.
1978 ALK Friedrich Wolter, Dornbusch, Deu.
1986 ALK Bernd Hauschildt, Dornbusch, Deu.
March 1990 MARTIN M Karl Meyer, Wischhafen, Deu.
1993 MONDIA M.Shipping Corp., Belize, Blz.(V3OO3)
1998 renamed G.G.D.TRADER Belize, Blz.
1998 G.G.D. TRADER Deep Sea Marine Traders Corp., Belize, Blz.
July 2001 The ship was seized by U.S. Customs for carrying drugs
Oct. 2003 DEMA TRADER
The ship was seized by U.S. Customs for carrying drugs, and was renamed DEMA TRADER after the Dive Equipment and Marketing Association annual convention held in Miami Beach on October of 2003. She was sunk October 28, 2003.
The ship is keel down in the sand with the stern lying in 80 feet of water and the bow in 75 feet of water. Large openings were cut in the sides of the superstructure to allow safe penetration dives into the former galley and cabin areas. Tons of concrete culvert pipes and junction boxes were loaded into the ships cargo hold, creating ballast in case of storms, and providing more habitat than just an open cargo hold.