WRECK - P31 Kondor-I Class Patrol Boat - Builders VEB Peenewerft, Wolgast
The P31 ex-Pasewalk, (Gs05, ex-G423) was Laid down on 12th December 1968, Launched on the 18th June 1969 and was in service till 18th October 1969. The P30 & P31 were acquired by the Armed Forces of Malta in 1992 and spent 12 years patrolling our coastal waters. The P31 was the patrol boat that managed to save a record of 250+ migrants from drowning in one operation in 2002.
P31 lies upright on a sandy bottom at a depth of 18-20 metres. The bow is 20 metres and the stern is 18m. Clearance from the surface is about 7 metres.
At this depth this wreck is excellent for: open water divers (as it is within their depth limits), the advanced divers and even for snorkellers as it can be seen from the surface through the crystal clear waters. The divers who did the check dive after the P31 went down, commented that shoals of damsel fish greeted them as they descended on the wreck.
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