Sunken Yacht

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Maxwell Bay
62° 12' 0" S, 58° 57' 0" W
General info: 

This sunken yacht is Mar Sem Fim, a Brazilian yacht that was shipwrecked, sunk and frozen in ice in Maxwell Bay, Antarctica, about 1,200 kilometers south of tip of South America, in April 2012. Luckily, all the crew members were saved by Chilean Navy that had a base nearby.

The translucent waters of the Antarctica are the reason why the Sunken Yacht became known over the globe. The ship looks really amazing looking at it from the surface through the clear water of the Ardley Bay.

The ship was one of the most famous wrecks in the world for about a year, but owner João Lara Mesquita managed to return to the site in 2013 and with help of divers and inflatable buoys the vessel was rescued and towed back to the shore.

Getting there: 

The Yacht is now lifted up but in the dangerous waters of Antarctica, the next one may already be on its way to the bottom.

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