Featured Red Sea Wreck – Maria Schröder

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The Maria Schröder/Rolf Jarl at The Red Sea Wreck Project

The Maria Schröder began life as the Rolf Jarl, a 1,917 GRT steam powered cargo ship of the “three-island” style built at Trondhjems Mekaniske Værksted (Yard No. 174), Trondheim, Norway

On 11 April 1956, while en route from Aqaba, Jordan to West Germany, the ship ran aground on a reef at Nabq. Attempts to refloat the ship were unsuccessful and she was declared a total constructive loss.

Learn more about diving the Maria Schröder at: http://dive.im/MariaSchröder

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The Red Sea Wreck Project is a non-profit venture whose aim is to research, search and catalogue the shipwrecks of the Red Sea. The project is a joint venture between – Tekdeep, rEvo Rebreathers, DiveMedia, The Scuba News and The Equalizer Magazine. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/the-red-sea-wreck-project/

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