Species Feature: Wreck: Blue belt

Sudan wreck: the Blue Belt (Toyota wreck)

The Blue Belt was carrying a load of Toyotas when it hit the reef in Sudan in 1977. They pitched the cargo, which included several cars littered at 45-65m, in hopes of keeping the ship afloat to no avail. The wreck lies upside down with highest point of the hull at 55m to sand at 78m. The most awesome part is the stern which hangs over the drop off at 100m, and the bottom of the rope in the photo is at 115m. Very few people have ever seen this part of the wreck due to the depth. Thanks to St├ęphane Peterhans for using stills of his video to show a few parts of the wreck I didn’t get to photograph.