Originally registered under the Spanish flag, the ship was renamed in 1967 as the Lago Negro. It is not known if the ship was sold or re-flagged at this time.
In 1975, she was re-named Anubis, then in 1980 as the Reefer Express. And then finally, also in 1980, the ship was renamed Alaska II and was registered as being flagged in Egypt.
Mr. Peter Collings located and identified the ship, and according to the information posted on the www.aquatours.com site, the Alaska was employed by the Oversea Reefers Carriers Marine Company for scheduled delivery of meats to Saudi Arabia. (Still looking for another reference to confirm this.)
The wreck lies in 10 meters of water lying on its port side. The port anchor and chain are still visible, along with anchor windlass on the foc’sle. The ship’s masts (there are two) lie beside the ship along with ladders and other components of the ship. The ship was carrying a cargo of granite slabs which may have been foundations for the reefer units. Sets of refrigeration heat exchangers, brass porthole storm covers, and glass lightports lie scattered about. A spare propeller lies amidships. The stern area is fairly intact and inside a storeroom can be found some spare parts for the ship. The aft superstructure appears to be missing however.
Miramar Single Ship Report for 1047298