WRECK A GIANNUTRI
GREAT NEW 2017
In the beautiful setting of’Giannutri
Shark dive with Max in the most characteristic locations
for the exploration of shipwrecks.
Il Nasim (Nasim II) It was a cargo ship, built in 1959, It sank overnight in February 1976 just opposite the island of Giannutri, near Cala Maestra, due to a collision against the rocks.
The dive on the wreck (maximum depth. circa 60 meters) It is quite demanding and technical and must be carried down directly on the wreck with a good support surface, a decompression castle, and only by people accustomed to the depth, equipped in adequate physical condition.
There are too many incidents of this wreck, despite the depth “accessible” also with air, and not worth to increase this number.
The alternative we propose here is to dive on “machines Nasim”, this “Parking”.
With due caution, the dive, at least until the wall from which one sees the parking, It can also be carried out by recreational divers with the necessary preparation for deep dives (-40 mt.)
The ship was carrying cars (ben 49) Fiat, Peugeot and Mercedes destined for the North African market, plus some trailers.
The cars contained in the holds are still there, those transported on the bridge fell into the sea as a result of the collision and are located on the sloping bottom to where it lies the wreck, and create “parking”.
The best way, in our opinion, to descend on the machines, It has put anchor directly on the seabed around 30 meters, to go down right away where you will find the wreckage of the first car.
The descent along the coast, alternatively, It is quite long, even if it can perform any decompression stops along the coast.
original name: Vivien
Kind: cargo ship
Year of construction: 1921
Construction: A/S Marstal (GB)
shipowner: Biagio Domenico and Anna Fevola Saliento of Monte di Procida
Length: 46,53 meters
Width: 9,14 meters
gross tonnage: 251 tons
Engines: two diesel from 400 hp cad.
Date sinking: 03 April 1971
Cause sinking: storm
Load: pumice stone
The wreck of the Anna Bianca lies within the northern part of Cala Ischiaiola, Giannutri, about one hundred meters from the coast.
The immersion develops between 32m and 52m and, despite the maximum depth, It is not particularly challenging due to the bottom of white sand (which greatly reflects the sun's rays) and the excellent visibility that rarely falls below 30m.
The wreck (which it is pedagnato) It is broken into two parts: the stern (lying on the starboard side) the engine room is the best preserved; the bow is reduced to a heap of sheets scattered on the bottom.
The story of the sinking of this small merchant along just under 50 meters is not yet clear: official sources say that sunk because of a terrible storm that drove him from the rocks of Cala Ischiaiola.
Unofficial sources claim however that the ship was blown up by the crew itself (who has put all rescued) to collect the insurance premium…..
At the time of the sinking, the ship has released some of the load (pumice stone) who arrived, in the form of white powder, now to shore: such was the disappointment of the locals when they realized that it was not drugs….