Wreck of a Greek vessel found off Izmir’s coast

A possible 100-year-old shipwreck has been found in the Gulf of Izmir off Çiğli district, Turkey, believed to be one of the Greek vessels leaving the city following the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922.

Sonar image of the shipwreck (by DHA Photo)

The wreckage was fond by researchers of Dokuz Eylül University Marine Action in Science and Technology Institute who were conducting rehabilitation project for the Gulf and harbour of Izmir. According to the officials this is the fifth shipwreck found in the gulf. The vessel resting on its side at the seabed measures 78 metres in length and 8 metres in width. It is believed that the vessel can be one of the ships belonging to the Greek forces leaving İzmir following the occupation but it is also possible that it is one of the cargo vessels carrying goods to İzmir in the late 19th century.

(after Daily Sabah & DHA Photo)

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