Info from Henry’s video post:
The Shipwreck Exploration and Conservation Society with the cooperation of The Edge Diving Centre documents a local British Columbia shipwreck.
One of the most talked about wrecks in British Columbia is the fishing vessel Transpac. A converted “Gulf” supply ship (ie. designed and built to service oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico), the ship was on it’s way to Alaska in November, 1986 when an inexperienced crewman panicked in the middle of the night during a head on passing situation with the small freighter Sumner Sea and turned left instead of right. History fans will recognize that mistake from all sorts of famous collisions including the Andrea Doria. The Transpac was ‘t-boned’ midships and sank quickly afterwards with the loss of one life.
What makes the Transpac so interesting is the orientation of the wreck. It sank in a channel that is 1500 feet deep and is perched on a ledge like a ‘fly on the wall’ with the bow of the 175 foot vessel at 120 fsw and the stern at 285 fsw perfectly vertically orientated so that the superstructure is hanging over the abyss.
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