Monday, January 14, 2013

"Claris" wreck is believed to be two boats

According to the web page found at, the South Australian wreck  commonly known as the Claris is believed to be two boats. Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources maritime heritage officer Amer Khan said, "It appears to be more than one vessel. There is a 12m steel vessel there, which might be a fishing vessel of some kind, but there is also a large structure that appears to possibly be part of a larger vessel." There is very little known about the items or whether the name for the site refers to the smaller boat or larger wreck. Amer said it was believed that the boats were sunk in the area to provide a refuge for local fish to create a place where snapper would feed.” Could the second vessel be the Kalari? According to , A trail has now been laid between the Claris and Kalari wrecks off of Glenelg. According to the web page at , the Claris is a 12m-long (ship?) wreck about 4km west of the Dredge (South Australian). She lies at a depth of about 25-28m. Her GPS coordinates are said to be 35:00:250 S, 138:21:089 E (WGS84). The GPS coordinates of the nearby Kalari are said to be 35 00 273 S, 138 21 110 E.”

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