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Photographer:Piotr Balazy [View profile]Title:West StarAdded:Aug 27, 2007
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Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
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Wreck of a Dannish cargo ship West Star. She went on her last cruise on a 25th october 1971 under the command of capt. Erik Olsen. She was carring wood from Gdansk to England. At 02:55 CET she send "may day..." because of enlarging list. At 8 in the morning of Friday 30th, after batlle for the ship that last many hours, capt. Erik Olsen abandoned the ship as the last.

Wreck lies few kilometres from Stilo, 150 m from the shore at 2,5 m. Due to bad conditions (great!) I wasn't able to swim to her (strong back-set currents). Next time I will post better pics!
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Piotr Balazy on Apr 30, 2009 18:20 (9 years ago)
Finally I've made it. Short film from this wreck here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ihMaRc-4U
Piotr Balazy on Nov 08, 2008 22:54 (10 years ago)
Im a diver and I own one uw camera. I plan this for a while...
Bent Mikkelsen on Aug 27, 2007 13:13 (11 years ago)
Hi
According to my files, you one year wrong the date for the grounding. It was on October 25, 1970... Amazing that the wreck is still visible and not broken totally up.

best wishes
Bent Mikkelsen
shipmik@mail.dk
Nathan on Aug 27, 2007 11:27 (11 years ago)
Great picture, you should by a cheap under water camera, and go for a swim.
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