MV Trident Liveaboard to HTMS Pangan July 2-5

Posted on 07/02/09 1 Comment
Inside the HTMS Pangan. (Photo: Ayesha at Big Buddha Diving via Thai Wreck Diver)

Inside the HTMS Pangan. (Photo: Ayesha at Big Buddha Diving via Thai Wreck Diver)

The wreck hunters at the MV Trident will sail again July 2 for the HTMS Pangan on a 3-day, 3-night tech liveaboard trip.

Rediscovered in August 2005,  the Pangan is Royal Thai Navy ship bult in Japan before World War II. Carrying ammunition and gunpowder for disposal, she reportedy sunk in a storm in 1961. Fire damage on the superstructiure indicates a fire, however. There was no loss of life.

This wreck is about 60 nautical miles from Koh Tao, an easy 6 hour run. She lies on her port side in 60 meters of clear water, the top of the wreck is at 48 meters. Length is about 60 meters, beam 10 meters and weight approximately 3,000 tons.  The Pangan is very well appointed with twin screws, lots of portholes, telegraphs and deck machinery.

Jamie Macleod at the Trident says it was his favourite Gulf of Thailand dive until he found the Tottori.

Divers will also explore a tanker in the area.

The trip includes regs and backplate, oxygen, nitrox, six dives and food, water, coffee, tea and accommodations. Soft drinks and beer, as well as helium and other dive gear, are extra. See the Trident website here.

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