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Old 8th January 2006, 23:45
contals contals is offline  
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Look at a picture of Zante and you will see the wreck in smugglers cove.

Local rumour runs two ways

1. she was smuggling cigarettes and ran aground (in a bay???)
2. Was bought by the ministry of tourism and beached here.

I suspect version 2

I have no idea what the identity of this ship is but the deck machinery was Clyde built. Has anyone any information on this wreck?
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Old 17th February 2006, 19:52
sam2182sw sam2182sw is offline  
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she did belong to a british company alled GARDERNERS then sold to a greek ompany and she did go aground after been chased by coast guard for smuggling the true story is in the sea breeze book sam
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Old 18th February 2006, 11:43
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The first story is absolutely correct. She was the Greek owned Panagiotis when the incident occured, but was a former British-built J. & A. Gardner vessel. I don't remember which one though.
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Old 18th February 2006, 15:03
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St Bedan built by Scotts of Bowling in 1937 for J&A Gardner.
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Old 18th February 2006, 15:21
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I think that is the Saint Bedan 452grt built in 1937.
Renamed Meropi 66
Charis 74
Nicos 75
Panaghiotis 81
Have not got any information re how she got there though.Stopped getting the Sea-Breezes a few years back when running out of storage space.
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