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AL Qamar AL Saudi AL Misr 27.31 180N/33.51 670E The remains of the ship’s bow lie on the reef where she ran aground. However, due to the downward slope of the reef to a depth of around 20-meters, the ship has broken apart into several sections which mean she is fairly easy to explore. The …

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THISTLEGORM

27° 49′ 03″ N, 33° 55′ 14″E The Thistlegorm, the Gaelic name means ‘blue thistle’, was a British transport ship belonging to the Albyn Line shipping company, was 126.5 meters long, a capacity of 4,898 tons (9,009 displacement tons), and had a three-cylinder steam engine developing 1,860 HP that gave the vessel a speed of …

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Shag Rock

Shag Rock (Kingston) 27°46.438′ N – 33°52.241’E Shag Rock, situated about 5 a mile south of Sha’ab Ali and 6 miles away from the wreck of the Thistlegorm, is the name given to a shallow reef marked by a small metal lighthouse on its south-eastern side. A big sandy plateau by this lighthouse extends to …

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Small Crack

Small Crack 27°43.884′ N — 34°05.894′ E Boats moored inside the lagoon at Small Crack The long, half-outcropping coral reef running from northwest t to southeast that constitutes the impressive Sha’ab Mahmud and separates a broad sandy lagoon from the open sea, is breached by two channels known as Small Crack (or Small Passage) and …

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Dunraven

27°42.200′ N – 34°07.300′ E situated 6.9 miles west of Ras Mohammed with a small fi metal beacon indicating the southern tip of Sha’ab Mahmud. S In 1876 this was the site of the shipwreck of the British merchant ship Dunraven, built-in Newcastle in 1873 by Mitchell & Co with mixed propulsion (sail and steam), …

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KORMORAN wreck

28°01.063′ N – 34°29.242′ E n August 1984 the ship Kormoran, built in 1963 in the Rostock shipyards (Germany) was coming from Aqaba with a cargo of phosphate when an error in navigation caused it to hit the northern side of the reef bordering the island of Tiran, known by divers as Laguna Reef. The …

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Umm Arouk

General Information Umm Arouk literally means “mother of coral towers”, which is a fitting name, since the reef has a great number of pinnacles that form an extensive stony forest A to the southeast. The reef lies at the centre of St. John’s reefs, 54 km from the southern tip of the Ras Banas peninsula. …

ZIETIEH

ZIETIEH Ghanem Reef Ashrafi Gulf of Suez 27.42.0N / 33.41.6E The Zietieh was built at Maryport (England) at the yard of William Walker Shipbuilders in 1911. She was a steel screw steamship, machinery aft, fitted for liquid fuel-oil burning, with a through the hold and suspended bridge. She was 291 tons, 121ft long, with a …

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The Elliot

Ras Dib Gulf of Suez 28.02.11N-33.24.95E Elliot The Elliot Type of ship – Cargo Ship Launched – June 20th 1962, Olaveaga, Spain, as the ASK, flagged as a Norwegian vessel Completed – 1963 Builder – Euskalduna Shipyard (Yard no. 157) Dimensions – 93.7m x 14.8m Displacement – 2,870 grt 1973 – Renamed Zepmare 1974 – …

S.S. Scalaria

S.S. Scalaria Ras Gharib Gulf of Suez. 28.20,626N-033.07.236E Type of ship – Tanker Launched – Newcastle, July 22nd 1921 Completed – September 1921 Builder – Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson (Yard no. 1173) Owned & Operated by – The Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell Tankers, manager) Dimensions – 125.3m x 16.2m Draught – 9.4m Displacement – …