at Gordon Reef there is the famous wrack of
an Equadorian merchant freighter that hit the coral reef
in 1981, trying to pass the reef on the north-eastern
side. Since then, it lies here, broken into pieces.
ship is quite dangerous and unsafe. We do
not recommend to enter it. Salty water and rough weather
conditions have hardly left any place without rust. The
ship lies lop-sided, so it becomes difficult to walk and
sometimes even to stand. The dip might well be about 15-20
degree. While walking, is becomes more tricky even, since
the ship is moving constantly because of water pressure.
Then, old documents can still be found on
the decks, gangways seem to host gosts and pigeons
are almost flying into the face once entering a room. Probably
there are a few thousand pigeons on the vessel, which makes
all look extremely dirty. Old furniture and
dusty rotted machines are all over the place.
To have some
impressions of what it looks like, we give you a selection
of pictures as follows: