The Tug Boat Rozi

Wreck History:

Built in Bristol, England in 1958 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd for Johnston Warren Lines Ltd, of Liverpool and launched as “Rossmore”. In 1969 sold to Rea Towing Co. Liverpool and renamed “Rossgarth”. In 1972 she was sold to Mifsud Brothers (Malta Ship TowageLtd), retaining her name. In the same year she sailed from Liverpool for Malta where in 1973 she was registered. In 1981 she was sold to Tug Malta and renamed Rozi. Tugboat Rozi operated in Grand Harbour Valletta. In 1992 she was sold to Captain Morgan Cruises and was scuttled in the Northwest side of Malta as an attraction for tourists taking a submarine trip around the area.

 

The Tug Boat Rozi (5036)

 

The Tug Boat Rozi (5052)

Wreck Statistics:

The Tug Boat Rozi is now lying intact except for its engines and propeller in an upright position in about 34 metres of water.  The Tug Boat Rozi is one of the most popular wrecks with visiting and local divers.

Navigation: Take a bearing of 300 degrees from below the lighthouse, following a reef wall to your right and the wreck is situated after about a 100 metre swim
Access: Shore Dive
Depth: Maximum depth is 34 metres
Visibility: 10-30 metres
Sea Bed: Rock/Sand
Interests: Wreck + Reef Dive

 

Historical data & info compiled from: www.csacmalta.org

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By Matthew Farrugia | April, 16, 2012 | 0 comments

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