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The wreck of the Greek ship Tresi Ierarchai from 1959 was discovered in the Aegean Sea.

Listen to this article Last week, a team of researchers found the wreck of the Greek transport ship Tresi Ierarchai, which sank in the Aegean Sea in 1959. A group of wreck hunters have located and identified the wreck of the Greek transport ship Tresi Ierarchai. The vessel sank in the Aegean Sea with its
Published: May 3, 2022 - 09:00
Updated: July 23, 2023 - 00:39
The wreck of the Greek ship Tresi Ierarchai from 1959 was discovered in the Aegean Sea.
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Last week, a team of researchers found the wreck of the Greek transport ship Tresi Ierarchai, which sank in the Aegean Sea in 1959.

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A group of wreck hunters have located and identified the wreck of the Greek transport ship Tresi Ierarchai. The vessel sank in the Aegean Sea with its entire crew more than 63 years ago, on 14 February 1959. This is another wreck found in a short time by the group, as in November 2021 they located The wreck of the Italian submarine Jantina from the Second World War.

Fragment of the Tresi Ierarchai wreck
Searchers located the wreck of the Tresi Ierarchai at a depth of 87 m

The day before, on Friday 13 February, at 17.10, the ship left the port of Piraeus with a cargo of 378 tonnes of corn. The rest of the cargo consisted of three military trucks belonging to the Greek army, G.M.C. 6X6 with a total weight of 14.4 tonnes. The ship was supposed to deliver most of the corn to the port of Thessaloniki, while the rest and trucks were to be delivered to Porto Lagos in Xanthi.

Details of the vessel which facilitated identification
Characteristic elements of the wreck that helped in identification

On the day of departure from Piraeus, the weather was poor and created very difficult sailing conditions. We know from the available information that the wind reached 8 Beaufort. Despite contraindications, Tresi Ierarchai-had set sail on what turned out to be the last voyage for the ship and all 9 sailors.

Interestingly, although the ship had a VHF marine radio, none of the crew managed to send an SOS distress signal.

A group of wreck hunters led by Kostas Thoctarides found the wreck of the transport ship Tresi Ierarchai at a depth of 87 metres. The vessel sank in the Aegean Sea north-west of Makronissos.

The wreck had settled on the seabed tilted 53° to starboard. Nearby, group also found the three military trucks mentioned earlier. A visual examination of the vessel revealed that the trucks had fallen through the starboard side.

Three military trucks found near wreckage
Military truck found near wreckage

All surveys and identification of the unit were carried out by the group using the ROV SUPER ACHILLE remote controlled robot.

The research team that discovered the Tresi Ierarchai wreck

The wreck of the transport ship Tresi Ierarchai was found and identified by a team: Nikos Anestis, Nikos Vasilatos, Anonis Vrailas, Rena Yatropoulou, Agapi Oceanis Thoktaridis, Kostas Thoktaridis, Aris Bilalis, Eleni Tsopuroopoulou and Stefanos Tzoganis.


Sweden is famous for its magnificent wrecks that rest at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Undoubtedly one of them is the magnificent wreck of the 17th century warship Bodekull, which we visited in 2021. You will read more about it in the 19th issue the DIVERS24 quarterly magazine! The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge, while you can purchase the printed version in our online shop.

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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