Monday, November 8, 2010

The Wreck of the Chikuzen, British Virgin Islands

Wreck of the Chikuzen
British Virgin Islands

This 223 foot long, Korean refrigerator ship was built in 1960.  On August 11, 1981, word was received that a storm was coming.  Because of engine failure, the owners tried to scuttle the ship.  Even after being set on fire, the ship wouldn't sink.  Finally a tug boat towed her about seven miles north of Tortola, where she sank.  Huge schools of fish are her colorful local inhabitants.

Photos Jim Scheiner / Rainbow Visions

postmarked with a British Virgin Island, World Cup Champion 35 stamp

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