Tor III Shipwreck
IMO Number : 7043764
Call Sign : HMZX9
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship
DWT : 1595 gros ton
DOB : Şubat 1971
Flag : North Korean
After leaving Cyprus and after a little voyage, The Tor III Couldn't survive to the storm,
tornado and to the wind and drifted. The storm take her to the area known as "Sunken Island"
near half mile of Kemer, Antalya. Beaten by huge waves, Tor III totally lost control and
sunked at 04:45 in the morning of 22nd January 2004. They managed to send an S.O.S. But
even after this the rescue teams couldn't reach to the survivors because of the bad weather.
Eight survivors had to wait for an other 13 hours for the rescue opretaion to begin.
But luckily, after 13 hours, all of the survivors had been rescued by the rescue team
and immediately taken to hospitals around. No person lost on this accident.
With the time passing, The wreck is becoming more of a wreck and the life around the wreck
gets growing making the wreck a good artificial reef.
In early hours in the mornings, it may be possible to see Mediterranean Monk Seals
around the wreck.
The wrecks coordinates are:
36 deg 36 min 32.24 sec N
30 deg 34 min 33.89 sec E