Ionian Sea

Ionian Sea

IONIAN SEA SHIPWRECK

Dating to no later than the 4th century AD, this well preserved shipwreck was discovered buried in the silt of the Ionian sea floor while conducting a geological survey aboard the NR1, in the summer of 2001.

The shipwreck is located in about 990 meters/3250 ft of depth. Numerous artifacts were detected beneath the sea floor by sub-bottom profiler, and one of the ship’s anchors rests on the upper portion of the starboard hull, where it would have been stored while underway. Low frequency side-scan sonar, in conjunction with sub-bottom profiles revealed that a large intact portion of the ship may be preserved beneath the sediment.

2016-07-04T11:16:34+00:00Ionian Sea|0 Comments