; The very intact wreck of Ghiannis
View of the stern and maindeck.
Diver by the stern.
8th. of August, 2005
of modern navigation equipment, wreckage of ships still happends.
A moment of distraction to the captain, probably caused the wreckage
of the greek cargoship, Ghiannis D. on it's way from Croatia to
Yemen with it's cargo of timber, when it hit the reef of Abu Nuhas
in the Strait of Gubal, 19th. of April, 1986.
All crew members was rescued by the Egyptian ship Santa Fe.
Original the ship was built in Japan, 1969, named Shoyo Maru.
It was 99,5m in length and 16m wide, with a weight of 2923tons.
In 1975 the ship was sold to another company and renamed Markos,
before it finally was sold again in 1980 to the greek company
Dumarc Shipping and Trading Corporation and renamed Ghiannis D.
The wreck is resting on a sandy bottom of the reef at 27m of depth
in 3 main pieces. The U-shaped crane is found as shallow as 6m
on the stern part, which is very intact as well as the bow part.
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