Wreck story in Dykking Magazine

The story of the coastal freighter Bandak is on print in Dykking Magazine this month, in their series covering Norwegian wrecks. On February 19, 1949 Bandak became the ship that sank twice.



Posted on Feb 10, 2010

The 123 ft. long Bandak is on her way from Oslo to the little village of Årdal, but when she is about to enter the Sognefjord the captain makes a navigtional error.

Bandak hits a sheer rock wall. The crew are unable to save the ship or themselves crammed up against the granite, and seven of the nine crewmembers perish in the heavy seas.

This month, Norwegian divers can read the full story about Bandak in Dykking magazine. Please click to view a larger image of the article:

The ship that sank twice

Unknown to most, Bandak also went down in Öresund between Sweden and Denmark in 1947 after colliding with another vessel.

She was salvaged and restored, but to no avail: Just two years later she sinks again, for the second time.

If you want to dive the wreck of Bandak, please get in touch with Gulen Dive Resort. They run trips to the wrecks on a regular basis (weather permitting), all year round.

Published since 1983

Dykking magazine has been published since 1983, and is one of Europe's oldest dive magazines. They have a printed circulation of approximately 6.000 and reach the majority of Norwegian divers.

» Click here to visit Dykking and sign up for a subscription



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