DJL Koh Tao Claims Discovery of Malacca Straits Wreck

Posted on 11/27/09 1 Comment

A team of divers from Davy Jones Locker in Koh Tao claim to have been the first to have located a shipwreck in the Penang straits of Malacca. They say the wreck is an unknown cargo vessel of approximately 2500 BRT.

According to a post on Scubaboard from a DJL employee, the wreck was discovered accidentally while searching for the wreck of a British World War II submarine.

The cargo vessel sits at 60m and has a huge crane lying next to the main hold of the ship. The cargo has spilled into the sand around the crane as a result of sinking. The bridge sits upright and has nets flying from its mast as if clawing for the surface.

The team also located and identified a Japanese submarine and a large boiler from a steamship believed to have fallen foul to a British submarine.

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