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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Loullia

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Loullia at The Red Sea Wreck Project

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, Jordan to Suez, the Loullia ran aground on the northern edge of Gordon Reef in the Straits of Tiran. The crew remained onboard and unsuccessfully attempted to refloat the ship. The ship was abandoned on 02 October and declared a total constructive loss.

It is rumoured that for many years afterwards, that the wreck was used as a base for drug dealers operating out of the Straits of Tiran.

Learn more about the Loullia at: http://dive.im/Loullia


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