Diver at the front of "Skansen".
Diver by the superstructure at the rear part of the wreck.
Diver examines a door, made of wood, found in the hold.
29th. Oct. 2002
was a ship for stonefishing at 194 brt., build 1934.
On the 30th. of September, 1978 "Skansen" had a stonecargo
of 160 tons, intended for the reinforcement of a lighthousebasebuilding
(Højbjerg E) in the "Langelandsbælt".
a mistake, while the work with dropping the stones was going on,
the ship slammed against the lighthouse, without notice from the
Before the crew discovered what had happened, the seawater was
standing high in the winchroom and the ship had started turning
over. The crew resorted to the lighthouse, while "Skansen"
went down to the seabed. In the last minut, "Lyngby Skibsradio"
was called for help. All this happened in just 15-20 minutes.
the wreck of "Skansen" is resting side by side with
the lighthouse basebuilding.
The depth at the location is just 17 meters, why the bridge and
the mast has been blown away. Except from these parts, the wreck
stands very intact, like a "Donald Duck Wreck" what
the images to the left, shows too.
When diving "Skansen" it's important to mension, that
the current can be very strong in the area and just a few hundred
meters from the lighthouse, a heavy traffic of very large ships
is going on.
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