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Dunraven Wreck

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Wreck of the Dunraven


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Dunraven Wreck
In 1876 on its way back from Bombay, the British steamship Dunraven loaded with cotton, wood and spices hit Sha’ab Mahmoud (South Sinai) at Beacon rock, caught fire and sunk.

The 80m wreck is lying upside down in two sections next to each other, along the base of the reef in a depth between 18- 29m. Its port side is partially dug in the sand of the reef slope. As it is covered with hard and soft corals, it looks a bit like a part of the reef. The dive around the wreck offers a lot of marine life. Moray eels as well as stone fish and crocodiles found their habitats here. Close to the large propeller a big Napoleon sometimes patrols and watches divers.

In the starboard side some large openings in the hull allow to penetrate. Huge shoals of glassfish surround the steam engine, the boilers and remains of the steering gear. If you want to explore the inner sections, always be aware that the whole hull meanwhile is unstable.

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