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The Ulysses

27° 41′ 12″ N, 33° 48′ 10″E. The Island of Gobal Seghir (little Gobal) lies at the very end of the busy shipping lane which takes its name from the Island’s big brother. These “Straits of Gobal” are found at that point where the north-west Red Sea begins to narrow as it becomes the Gulf …

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The Giannis D

27°34.630′ N – 33°55.410′ E The Greek cargo ship Giannis D. that had set sail from the Croatian harbour of Rijeka bound for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Hodeida in Yemen, carrying a cargo of timber crashed against the north-western corner of the reef of Abu Nuhas on 19th April 1983 as the captain of …

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The Carnatic

27°34.746′ N – 33°55.546′ E The wreck of the Carnatic is situated immediately to the east of Giannis D. and lies almost parallel to the Greek cargo vessel. The Carnatic was an elegant British vessel, built-in 1862 by the London shipyard Samuda Bros, it measures 89.9 meters long and 11.6 meters wide with a tonnage …

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Kimon M

27°34.885′ N – 33°55.810E The so called ‘wreck of the lentils’ is situated around 250 meters to the east of the ‘wreck of the tiles’, at the north-eastern point of Abu Nuhas. Its name is based on the cargo of the shipwrecked here, comprising 4,500 tonnes of these pulses. The wreck was falsely identified as …

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Chrisoula K

27°34.795′ N – 33°55.693′ E The third wreck of Abu Nuhas – also known as ‘Wreck of the tiles’, is situated to the east of Carnatic, separated by a small reef ridge. What is the true identity of this ship? According to the general opinion we deal with the Chrisoula K The Chrisoula K. was …

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Woodhouse

28°00.119′ N – 34°27.970′ E located between Thomas Reef and Jackson Reef. Woodhouse Reef is narrow and long and thus offers no shelter at all to boats and has no fixed moorings. Consequently scuba divers in this spot must make a drift dive – and this must be done only in good weather conditions. The …