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The original name of the Mediterranean Sky was City of York when it was built in 1952 in Newcastle, England. The Cruise liner departed London in November 1953, and maintained its service until sold to Michael A. Karageorgis, Piraeus in 1971, when she became the Mediterranean Sky. Her last voyage was in August 1996, when she sailed from Brindisi to Patras.

Due to the companies’ financial situation, the Mediterranean Sky was arrested in 1997, whilst in Patras. She remained in Patras until 1999, when she was towed to Eleusis, and laid up and was virtually abandoned. Then, in late November, 2002, she began to take on water and began to list.

In order to stop her sinking, she was towed to shallow water and was grounded. In January 2003, Mediterranean Sky keeled over on her side in Eleusus Bay. She remains there awaiting her fate.



coordinates : 38°01'28.79"N 23°29'23.96"E
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5 comments

  1. Anonymous // Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:39:00 PM  

    All the Greek shipwrecks are far more gorgeous than they have any right to be. I want to go.

  2. Anonymous // Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:58:00 PM  

    I don't believe its there now, as the google maps picture shows an imprint but no ship... :(

  3. History Cellar // Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:35:00 PM  

    Very interesting article, I love it. Crazy photos.

    James
    http://thehistorycellar.blogspot.com/

  4. Anonymous // Monday, May 25, 2009 8:13:00 PM  

    why cant the recycle all that steel instead of dumping them in the sea.

  5. Anonymous // Monday, May 25, 2009 8:34:00 PM  

    She must still be there. All the ships in that bay are left there to rot, they belong to busted companies etc. You can see them in the background in some pics.