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Perseus defouled
« on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 15:01:39 »
WWII Submarine Wreck Lying in Greece’s Ionian Sea Cleared of Fishing Nets

A group of professional divers removed the fishing gear that was covering a British World War II submarine which is laying at a depth of 52 meters in the area between the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.

The wreck of the HMS Perseus was reached by six specifically trained volunteer technical divers from a group called the Ghost Diving charity, who have long been allured by the mystery and historical value of the wreck.

By removing the fishing gear that was covering the submarine, they hope to protect the marine inhabitants of this bio diverse area, such as the loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins and monk seals. It is estimated that millions of animals die each year by getting trapped in lost fishing gear.

The HMS Perseus wreck has a fascinating story about its lone survivor, a British Navy stoker by the name of John Capes who escaped from the submarine’s hatch after it hit an Italian mine in 1941.