Seli 1 on 12 September 2009

Seli 1

The Turkish bulk carrier Seli 1 ran aground off Blouberg beach in about 8 metres of water in September 2009. It caught on fire in June 2010, and during the time it’s been aground the cargo of coal has been removed to be sold. Tony and I love shipwrecks, and we have periodically visited the beach to check on the condition of the wreck. Here’s a series of photos showing its progressive deterioration and the consequences of the removal of the cargo and superstructure.

Seli 1 on 12 September 2009
Seli 1 on 12 September 2009
Seli 1 on 4 December 2009
Seli 1 on 4 December 2009
Seli 1 on 6 June 2010
Seli 1 on 6 June 2010
Seli 1 on 19 July 2010
Seli 1 on 19 July 2010
Seli 1 on 3 December 2010
Seli 1 on 3 December 2010

If you’re interested in visible shipwrecks, check out my ebook Cape Town’s Visible Shipwrecks: A Guide for Explorers!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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