Recent Wreck with great marine life…
Notice to Mariners
No. 125/2552 (Temporary)
WEST COAST OF THAILAND
Phang – nga, Khao Na Yak Westwards — Wreck.
Details : The merchant ship “SEA CHART 1” has been sunk in the position (WGS84 DATUM)
Lat. 8 ํ 34 ่.50 N., Long. 98 ํ 07 ่.92 E. (Appr.)
Mariners are warned accordingly.
Charts affected : Thai Chart Nos. 353, 307, 362 and 045.
Telegram from : Third Naval Area Command, dated 23 rd August 2009.
Issued by the Hydro-graphic Department, Royal Thai Navy, Bangkok 25th August 2009.
Khao Lak, Thailand – In August of 2009 the Mv Sea Chart 1, a bulk carrier from Thailand sank in rough waves during a the journey from Myanmar to Vietnam. The vessel was carrying 1200 tonnes of teak wood and sank directly off the coast of Khao Lak. All crew and passengers were rescued and after the Thai Navy surveyed the wreck it was buoyed and opened for diving.
The wreck now lies on it’s starboard side in 40m with a length of 85m. The wreck is still quite new but marine life continues to grow each day. Every dive conducted on this wreck reveals new passages, doorways and entrances with challenging penetrations and obstacles.
While this wreck is new – it is already rich in sea life and activity.