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Dyk nr: 156, Malta - Cirkewwa - Tugboat Rozi


DYKARE :
PARKAMRAT :
DATUM :
2013-08-03
MAXDJUP :
32,3 meter
DYKTID :
61 minuter
VATTENTEMP :
24 grader
SIKT :
22 meter
VISAD :
309 ggr



Simmade till vraket från land. Båten ligger ganska djupt, cirka 30 meter och bottentiden gick snabbt. Fint sim tillbaka. På vägen tillbaka simmade vi förbi The Arch, häftig. Stor ovanlig nudiebranch vid säkerhetsstoppet

The Tugboat Rozi

Navigation:
Take a bearing of 300 degrees from below the lighthouse, following a reef wall to your right and the wreck is situated after about a 100 metre swim

Access: Shore Dive. Depth: Maximum depth is 34 metres
Visibility: 10-30 metres. Sea Bed: Rock/Sand
Interests: Wreck + Reef Dive
Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

The Tug Boat Rozi is now lying intact except for its engines and propeller in an upright position in about 34 metres of water. The Tug Boat Rozi is one of the most popular wrecks with visiting and local divers.

Wreck History:
Built in Bristol, England in 1958 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd for Johnston Warren Lines Ltd, of Liverpool and launched as “Rossmore”. In 1969 sold to Rea Towing Co. Liverpool and renamed “Rossgarth”. In 1972 she was sold to Mifsud Brothers (Malta Ship TowageLtd), retaining her name. In the same year she sailed from Liverpool for Malta where in 1973 she was registered. In 1981 she was sold to Tug Malta and renamed Rozi. Tugboat Rozi operated in Grand Harbour Valletta. In 1992 she was sold to Captain Morgan Cruises and was scuttled in the Northwest side of Malta as an attraction for tourists taking a submarine trip around the area.