IMO Number : 5340338
Call Sign : 4LHT
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship
DWT : 951
DOB : July 1956
Flag : Georgia
Pati was, carrying refugees from Israel to Greece. She had to stop at the Antalya Harbour which
was on her way. The weather had became very bad when she was anchored at Antalya Harbour.
But because of the refugees she couldn't stay at the harbour for too long. Despite of all the warnings
of the harbour authorities, the captain decided to leave. And told the authorities that her ship was empty.
But she was carrying 73 refugees locked in her cargo compartment besides of the 10 crew.
Some of the refugees were from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afgan, Syria and Moroco.
After a while she was departed from the Antalya harbour, she couldn't manage to resist to the storm because
of a malfunction in her machine room. And she ranaground and sunke on a strange sunday day, 01/01/2001.
Including the rescue operations two days after the accident, 33 of the people had been rescued.
It is known that the first 10 survivors held in custody in order to learn if they were from the crew
or refugee. All of the survivors were on thier 20's and 30's.
The first ten survivors were identified as Joga Singh, Des Raj, Sarabjeet Singh, Stam
Singh, Shavanna Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Sagev Singh, Jogo Singh, Stam and Harnam Singh.
It was understood by the statements taken from the survivors
that most of the people that couldn't be saved were locked in the cargo compartment that was in
the sunken part of the ship.
The ship torn into two pieces while sinking. One part lies on her starboard at 12 meters depth
and other part ran aground on a rocky surface. The wreck, also called "Refugee Wreck", can be seen
from the above of the water. The ship lies on her starboard.
The depth is maximum 12 meters. The life around the wreck grows everyday and
it is possible to see a lot of different species around here.
The coordinates of the wreck is:
36 deg 34 min 51.05 sec N
30 deg 35 min 18.35 sec E