Wanderer Willmington, DE

Vessel Details


The Wanderer was on the way home near the entrance to Quicks Hole when she capsized in rough seas. The crew of the dragger Marie Kim saw the accident and alerted the Coast Guard, but neither her crew nor the extensive Coast Guard search located the two crew members, Michael A. Vieira and Karl M. Schlemmer. Divers found the men's bodies in the forecastle on November 27 but were unable to retrieve them. State Police divers recovered the bodies three weeks after the accident.

Name Age
Michael Vieira 30
Karl Schlemmer 56

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Ship Builder: Eastern Marine, Inc.
  • Owner: Warrior Fishing Corp., 113 MacArthur Dr. New Bedford, MA
  • Previous Owners:
  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • USCG Doc. No.: 693641
  • IMO Number: 8605985
  • Call Sign: WDE6633
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  • Length (ft): 83.7 ft.
  • Hull Depth (ft): 11.6 ft.
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 25 ft.
  • Gross Tonnage: 139
  • Net Tonnage: 103