Rigoletto era lungo 78.6 metri, costruito a Kiel, Germania dell’Ovest, fu varato a Marzo del 1955 e trasportava fino a circa 300 maggiolini Volkwagen; il suo impiego era quello di distribuire la famosa automobile tedesca nell’entroterra della Germania. Quindici anni dopo, la nave fu venduta all’Italia e cambiò nome in Maddalena Lofaro. Purtroppo nel Luglio del 1980 all’interno della nave scoppiò un incendio che costrinse l’ equipaggio a abbandonare la nave che fu rimorchiata sino al porto di Messina.
Lì fu abbandonata al suo inevitabile destino.
Rigoletto was 78.6 meters long, built in Kiel, West Germany, it was launched in March 1955 and it carried up to about 300 Volkwagen Beetles; its use was to distribute the famous German car in the hinterland of Germany. Fifteen years later, the ship was sold to Italy and changed its name to Maddalena Lofaro. Unfortunately, in July 1980, a fire broke out inside the ship and the crew was forced to leave the ship that was towed up to the harbor of Messina.
It was abandoned there to its inevitable destiny.