The remains of an unknown ship have been discovered in the Aegean Sea, off the Greek island of Kythnos. The wreck was discovered by a team led by Greek explorer and Planet Blue Diving Centre founder, Costas Thoktarididis
The 40m-long vessel has a low profile of just 3m in height, and was found pointing in a northerly direction to the west of Kythnos at a depth of approximately 110m.
During an underwater survey conducted by ROV, it was found that the bow had been ‘blown away’ and the stern section had collapsed. Additional debris found 30m aft of the main wreck suggests that a ‘very strong explosion’ had caused the wreck to sink.
Shredded metal sheets ejected from the sides of the wreck appear to confirm that an explosion was responsible for the vessel’s sinking, and damage to the hull suggests that it sank very quickly.
Thokartaridis writes on his Facebook page that ‘the general image and particular shipwreck of the shipwreck that does not bring ships indicates a very old, and most likely, a warship’. A historical probe will now begin to identify the mystery ship.