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    Can anyone identify this wreck?


    anyone know identity of this? We found this 92 m down off West coast of Phuket from info from local fishermen. Its giving off a heavy gas which rises slowly off wreck cargo bay visible at surface on a calm day. Markings on lifeboat on sea bed are in russian - although some evidence it may be german. makers plate on nav light (on sea bed) says 1966 - so poss vietnam war era - anyone got any idea who it belongs to? We haven't identified it yet - it appears to be about 130m L so need an u/water scooter thing to have any chance to survey properly - only 15-20 mins max bottom time with trimix and 32/50/100 dec gasses. Its on shipping route to Burma - other ships pass within 1-2 km. Not seen any evidence of hole in it..... have some evidence that chinese involved in very technical (possibly a one off project/research/military?) way either with cargo or ship's operation - most likely cargo.

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    that pic is a bit small ... can u enlarge it?

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    Hi Kingwilly, hope that helps.

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    It should be notated on a marine chart. Have you looked at one to see?

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    much better but dont know it, sorry.

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    Is it invisible or have the links been lost?

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    The ThaiWreckDiver.com Blog

    Have a look about 2/3rd way down the page.

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    A Hard Deep?

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    "Following an intensive search for new wrecks in the Phuket area over the past few weeks, an expedition team from Deep Blue Divers, Joerg Zebisch, Barry Manners und Sven Roesler, located and dived today, the 24.10.06, on an approximately 130 metre long freighter lying at a depth of 90 metres. "

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    That's the one - and its not on any chart. Has anyone got any ideas what the gas could be? It's almost viscous, rising about half the speed of small air bubbles. As far as I know noone else has dived it yet. Location about 8 Miles west of surin beach.

    Sir Burr - thai charts are pretty basic - 9 out of 10 times when I dive on a position where there's a contact on the seabed (usualyy from fisherman) that its a large rock patch - never on a chart. Virtually none of the wrecks off Phuket, except the day trip from chalong sites, are on charts except the , whether small fishing boats or bigger stuff like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
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    WOW ! How did you do that so quickly ?

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