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Storm shifts wreck of USS Kittewake

Hurricane Rina, which haunted the Cayman Islands, unexpectedly to everyone, shifted the wreck of the USS Kittiewake sunk off Seven Mile Beach. According to a report from divers, the storm pulled the vessel 20m out to sea and deposited it 3m deeper in the sand than it had been before. “It’s amazing! Honestly, I expected
Published: November 27, 2011 - 15:39
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 06:40
Storm shifts wreck of USS Kittewake

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Hurricane Rina, which haunted the Cayman Islands, unexpectedly to everyone, shifted the wreck of the USS Kittiewake sunk off Seven Mile Beach. According to a report from divers, the storm pulled the vessel 20m out to sea and deposited it 3m deeper in the sand than it had been before.

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“It’s amazing! Honestly, I expected that if the wreck was moved, it would be towards the beach, it’s surprising how it all happened,” – Jason Washington, from Ambassador Divers dive centre, said.

Unfortunately, during the hurricane, the USS Kittiewake sustained some damage. A huge anchor chain broke and the ship’s hull was damaged. J. Washington and a group of divers filmed an underwater video to illustrate the current position of the wreck and the damage it sustained during the storm.

USS Kittiewake was sunk on January 5, 2011., as an artificial reef and diving attraction. This happened after a lot of preparation, which took almost 8 years. The wreck was immediately the most popular dive site in the Cayman Islands.

Source: compasscayman.com
Photo: Alex Mustard

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