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Zenobia
Location  

Place Name : Cyprus

Lat / Long : 0 ° 0 ' 0 '' - - 0 ° 0' 0'' - System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Ro-ro ferry Built :  
Shipyard :
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 10000 tonnes Length : 172 m Beam : 28 m
History
Sunk : 1980 Cause : computerised ballast system failure Date Found : 1980
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 16 m 16 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 42 m 43 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts : Lorries loaded with goods en route to Syria
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : - Short way from Larnaca Harbour, contact local dive centres
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
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Notes :

Very good dive dont go to cyprus without visiting her me and my buddy alex had photo taken makes us want to go back every week

Zenobia was on her maiden voyage to Syria carrying articulated lorries loaded with a variety of cargoes from eggs to air conditioning units. Steering problems caused her to put into Larnaca Harbour where it was found that there was a problem with the computerised ballast system. She was towed into deeper water while engineers worked on this but they were unable to fix it and she developed a 45 degree list. Despite the captain\'s pleas, permission was refused to tow her back into Larnaca as her size would have effectively blocked the port. She sank over the following 2 days. No salvage has ever been permitted and there is a strict no take rule. Viz is approx. 20m and the ship is now a place to see grouper and barracuda.

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