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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The SS Maidan

One for the deep technical divers, The Maidan was a “Steel Screw” Steam Cargo Ship of 8,205 GRT built at W. Hamilton & Co. (Glen Yard No. 231), Glasgow, Scotland in 1912 for T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool, London. During the early

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – Maria Schröder

The Maria Schröder began life as the Rolf Jarl, a 1,917 GRT steam powered cargo ship of the “three-island” style built at Trondhjems Mekaniske Værksted (Yard No. 174), Trondheim, Norway On 11 April 1956, while en route from Aqaba, Jordan to West Germany,

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Million Hope

The Million Hope was a Bulk Cargo Carrier of 16,339 GRT built at Koyo Dockyard, Mihara-Hiroshima, Japan. Originally named the Ryusei Maru upon her being launched on 10 June 1972. Early on the morning of 20 June 1996, the ship ran aground on the

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – HMS Myngs (El Qahar)

The HMS Myngs (later the El Qahar) originally began life as a 1,830 GRT Destroyer of the British Navy. She was built at the Naval Yard of Armstrong Whitworth, High Walker Yard No. 53, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK. The ship’s keel

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Lara

The Lara began life as the 7,103 GRT refrigerated cargo ship Nopal Trader launched 11 September 1956 In November 1982, the Lara was southbound through the Straits of Tiran and ran hard aground on the northern side of Jackson Reef  where she still remains today. It

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Laura Security

The M/T Laura Security was built in 1956 as the 486 GRT. cargo ship Baltica On 22 April 1983 the Laura Security was bound to Ras Shukhier from Suez with a cargo of fuel oil when she ran aground and was stranded off of Ras

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#ScubaSelfie from Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Thanks to Sharon el Shoura for this great #ScubaSelfie taken in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt. Share your #ScubaSelfie photos with us at: http://www.thescubanews.com/forms/myscubaselfie/

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Loullia

The wreck of the “Loullia” after a few years deteriorating on Gordon Reef. The Loullia was a 2,479 GRT motor bulk carrier which began life as the Antonina launched on 6th May 1952.  On 29 September 1981, while sailing in ballast from Aqaba,

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Khanka (aka the Russian Wreck)

The Khanka, also known as the “Russian Wreck”, is the wreck of a Russian spy ship. Being a spy ship, there is of course, not much information publicly available on it. The ship in question here has an “SSV” designation (Sudno Svyazyy, or communications

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Kimon M

The “Brunsbuttel” The Kimon M was originally built as the 3,694 GRT Refrigerated Motor Freighter Brunsbuttel Byelourus II at the H.C. Stulcken & Sohn Shipyard (Yard No. 770), Steinwerder, Hamburg, Germany and launched on 11th February 1952. On 12th December 1978 she struck the northeast

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