Category: Wrecks Country: Croatia

Greek motor ship Peltastis

Lat: 45.167885639386 Lng: 14.64418149411
Greek motor ship Peltastis
The Peltastis was built in the Kremer Sohn shipyard in northern Germany in 1953 and was a small cargo ship of 874 tons. It was given the name Alsterpark from the title of its parent company P/R Alsterpark from Hamburg. It was a motor ship intended for coastal navigation.

During the night of 7th - 8th January a hurricane like storm hit Kvarner (Croatia). Not even the power of the ship’s engine could help in the struggle with the wind and the waves so the ship slowly drew closer to the rocky shore of the island of Krk, between the location of Šilo and the cove of Solin. Several crashes on the underwater rocks caused a breach in the engine room and the ship sank at 03.50hrs. From the 12 members of the crew four were rescued. 

The top of the bow is at a depth of 15 metres, whilst the deepest part of the ship - the propeller is at a depth of 33 metres. 
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