Date: 11 May 1986
Place: 15 nautical miles away from Casos island, Dodecanese, Aegean Sea.
Description: «Golden Veryina»,
a 4,500 ton liner with 66 passengers had sailed from Casos
harbour when it started to experience strange vibrations like if it
had been collided with an underwater object. At the same time the
passengers and the crew heard loud bangs coming from the hull of the ship.
“Golden Vergina” made an emergency approach to the
nearest harbour (Ayos Nicolaos, Crete) where divers found that it had 6 cracks
in its hull, the largest of which was 3 m long. The cracks were starting from
the middle of the ship heading to the rear and they were 2-10 cm wide. The
last crack was round with 60 cm diameter. Between these cracks the metal hull
was severely deformed. There was no influx of water. At the time of the
collision the ship (which had 4.8 m depth) was moving in waters with depth
over 12 m.
This reference: E-mail from Turkish researcher Sefer Murat Aksoy. Greek USO
cases from Greek researcher, Thanassis. Vembos Website: http://www.vembos.gr
With thanks to both of the gentlemen mentioned above.
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Casos island Latitude
35-22 N, Longitude 26-56 E (D-M) [Island – Kásos]
36-10 N, Longitude 27-00 E [Islands - Dhodhekánisos]
Nicolaos Latitude 36-53 N, Longitude
26-56 E [Island – Agios Nicolaos, Áyios Nikólaos]
Crete Latitude 35-29 N, Longitude 24-42 E [Island
Sea Latitude 39-00 N, Longitude 25-00 E
This reference - Greece Gazetteer prepared in the Office
of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1955