Italian shipwreck ‘Taormina’ identified in Greece

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Almost 130 years after sinking beneath the waters at Cape Sounion, a shipwreck has been identified as the Italian freighter ‘Taormina’.

In the early hours of September 11, 1891, the ship set off from Istanbul bound for Piraeus with a load of cargo and passengers on board. During its journey, the ship ended up colliding with a steamship fatally breaking part of its hull and sinking.

The ship has been found at a depth of 107 meters west of the island of Patroklos and is in very good condition considering the damage caused by the collision.

Part of the “Taormina” found underwater. Photo: Youtube

Researcher Kostas Thoktaridis said how unbelievable it was to see such a rare shipwreck be so well preserved considering the damage that had been caused.

Source: Divernet

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