Sea Diamond


Bikra Princess was laid down at Vousaari Shipyard in Finland in 1984, and was launched in October 1985 for the company Birka Line. She was sold in 2006 to Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines and was renamed Sea Diamond. The year after, 4. April 2007 while at the harbor area outside Santorini island, she run aground and developed a serious leak. It was ordered to abandon ship, and attempts to keep her afloat was made. It soon became clear she was no longer sea worthy, and she was towed off the bank to the nearby cliffs, where she sank 6.April 2007. The wreck rest today on a depth of 62 to 180 meters, right below the cliffs north of Athinios port. It has been decided several times by Greek authorities to raise the wreck, but so far no salvage attempts has been made.

Former names:
Sea Diamond

469,0 x 81,0 x 19,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
21484 grt
Vousaari ( FI ) 1984
Piraeus ( GR )

Picture: Sea Diamond outside Athinios in 2007
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Last updated: December 2020