In August 1981 Captain Kanellis was in Italy, on board the Greek-registered freighter Chrisoula K. Having completed the loading of a cargo of Italian floor tiles for Jeddah the previous day, it was first light when the mooring lines were slipped and the Chrisoula K headed out into the open reaches of the Mediterranean Sea for what was to become her last voyage. It was a long and uneventful journey to Port Said followed by the 200 mile trip through the Suez Canal. From here, the Captain then had to negotiate the narrow confines of the more treacherous upper reaches of the Straits of Suez, during which he insisted on giving his personal attention to every detail of navigating and running his ship.
The Chrisoula K ran aground in the Red Sea, sustaining serious damage but no casualties. The vessel hit the coral reefs near the Egyptian naval base at Ras Banas. Rescue units from the naval base picked up the 21-member crew unscathed and took them to Suez, but the seriously damaged vessel was considered a total loss.
Today, the Chrisoula K can be found where she fell and provides all grades of divers with one of the finest shipwrecks in the entire Red Sea.
This unique card provides detailed depiction of the Wreck. Each waterproof card is printed on both sides, made of durable PVC plastic and is designed to be taken on the dive. They are also 3-hole punched to fit in standard log books.
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