September 23, 2012

Red Sea Wrecks- The Giannis D.

Type- Twin hold general cargo vessel Built-  Kuryshima Dock Company of Imabari, Japan. Launched- 1969 as the Shoyo Maru Weight- 2932 ton Dimensions- Length, 99.5m; Width, 16m; Draught, 6.53m Engine- 6 cylinder diesel,  Max speed 12 knots. Wrecked- 20th April 1983 Location-  27° 34’ 42″ N, … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

First Ship Since Mary Rose to be Raised from UK Waters

In the first salvage mission of it’s kind since the Mary Rose 30 years ago, UK archaeologists will be raising the wreckage of a 17th century merchant vessel this summer. The wreck is lying in 7 to 9m of water … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

Red Sea Wrecks- The El Mina

Type- T43 class Minesweeper Built- Soviet Union Launched-  One of 178 built for The Soviet Union and her allies during the 1950’s and 60’s. Weight- 570 tons Dimensions- Length- 60m  Beam- 8.5m Armament- 4x 37mm anti aircraft guns (2x twin … Continue reading

May 6, 2011

Swedish Ship Vasa Finally Finds Glory

50 years ago the Swedish warship Vasa was salvaged from the bottom of the Baltic sea where it had rested for over 300 years after it’s untimely and somewhat undignified end. It is now housed in a special museum built … Continue reading

May 5, 2011

“Survivors” Come together 80 years after Shipwreck.

On 1st of May 1931 in New Zealand the steamer SS Progress was driven against the rocks on Wellington’s rugged south coast after her tail shaft snapped during a southerly gale. Four seamen died that day but one of the … Continue reading

May 1, 2011

Australian Couple find 170 year old Shipwreck

The wreck of the British cargo ship Viscount Melbourne which sank in 1842, three days after leaving Singapore, has been found by part time marine archaeologists Hans and Roz Berekoven. The Viscount Melbourne was sailing from India to China when it … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Red Sea Wrecks- The El Tor/ Al Arish

Type- Roll On/ Roll Off ferry Built- Bergens ship yard, Norway Launched- 23rd Sept 1980 Weight- 4,609GRT Dimensions-  Length- 106m, Beam- 17.3m Sank- 2002/ 04? Location- Port of Safaga, East Coast, Egypt Cause of Sinking- Unknown   History- The Al … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

HMAS Adelaide Sunk as Artificial Reef in NSW Australia

Australian divers got a new wreck dive when the HMAS Adelaide was sunk off Avoca beach NSW several days ago with public dives beginning soon. Photographer Robb Westerdyk went for a dive on her soon after the sinking and took these photos.

April 26, 2011

450 Year Old Shipwreck Found

Divers have found a shipwreck near the Dominican Republic containing artifacts including gold coins that date back to 1535, one set of four of these coins is valued at one million dollars. Also found were Jade statues and ancient Mayan jewellery. … Continue reading