KIRYO MARU 1970-1984

Description:

Japanese tuna boat

Owner:

Unknown Captain: Mergume Amegata

Construction:

Steel

Sunk:

6th August 1984

Size:

length 36m, beam m, depth m

Underwater:

Now all underwater with scattered wreckage

Built:

1970

Location:

50 metres offshore at Cathedral Rocks

Sinking:

Ran aground in rough seas after the propeller shaft broke. One seaman swam ashore with a line and was followed by the remaining 17 crewmen.

Longitude:

115.449514

Latitude:

-32.020345

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