Saturday, February 27

Browsing: Red Sea Wreck Diving Sites – B

This shipwreck is on the Peter Collings dive itinerary and we have been unable to locate any information on this vessel at all. There is an account of diving on the wreck, which lies north of Hurghada in 12 meters of water with a crane aft and a cargo of plastic granules at the www.deeplens.com site. Sounds like a fun little wreck to dive!

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The Belina is a small steel shipwreck (either a coaster or live-aboard dive safari boat) located just of the beach of the harbor in Hurghada. Not much information to be found on this wreck except that its mast, which breaks the surface of the water, is used by local dive boats to tie off too. Diving Information Not a particularly exciting wreck to dive, the bow is located only a couple of meters down, with the rest of the wreck sitting on a sandy bottom at between 8 and 9 meters. As it is located near shore and in the harbor, visibility…

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Virtually nothing is known about the Barge at Bluff Point, sometimes also called the Gubal Barge. Local rumour states that it was sank during the Arab-Israeli war in 1973, it was a barge lost in tow, or might be the remains of a dive charter boat. What is known is that the vessel, or barge, was of steel construction and was approximately 35 meters long and 6 meters wide. Rik Vercoe’s drawing of the wreck site here shows the site’s layout. Located at 27°40’07″N; 33°48’32″E in 14 meters of water, this is a wreck on the recreational dive tours Diving Information The wreck lies at…

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Not much information available on the history of this ship. The Bakr, sometimes pronounced ‘Bahr”, was a 416 GRT survey vessel built in Kiev, Russia, possibly at the Leninskaya Kuznitsa shipyard, with a length of 49 meters. She was built for the United Arab Republic General Petroleum Co. for service in the oil fields located in the Gulf of Suez. On 14 October 1973, the Bakr was attacked and sunk by missiles fired from Israeli aircraft during the attack to destroy the Egyptian military radar station located at Ras Gharib. Diving Information The wreck sits upright on a sandy bottom in 12 meters…

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