Photographer's Note

A view on this shipwreck in another way as featured by others here on TE. Atleast I couldn't find this kind of view. Here you can see some details of the ship, which was called Panagiotis. It had different names in the past, see below.
This might not be the most spectacular composition of this ship, I'm realising that now (a year later) but I'd still want to submit this different view on it.

Here's the story...

In 1980, a freighter was pursued by the Greek Navy. The crew were suspected of smuggling contraband and the navy chased the ship through the Ionian sea.

Allegedly there was 'wine, tobacco and women' on board and the chase came to an abrupt end when the ship ran aground in stormy weather on the coast to the north of the island at Porto Vromi. [actually more north from Porto Vromi, but you can catch a boat @ Vromi, costs 12 euro if it reminds me well.]

It's a spectacular sight, whether you take a boat trip and swim ashore, or take the serpentine road to a new viewing platform above the cliffs. [from which most pictures here are made]

Zante Shipwreck Timeline:-

1937 - St. Bedan built in Scotts Bowling Yard in Glasgow for J & A Gardner.

1964 - Sold to Greek owners, M. Gigilinis and S. Kakassinas of Thessaloniki and renamed Meropi.

1966 - Renamed Charis.

1975 - Sold by N.S. Kalfas to P. Lisikatos of Piraeus renamed Panagiotis.

October 1980 - Run aground on Zakynthos and abandoned.

[information source:]

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