Cedar Pride

Jordan,Akaba Bay

Cedar Pride was bought by a Lebanese company in 1982, and after an accident the ship was heavily damaged by a fire which raged for several days and where two men perished. After the accident Cedar Pride was laid up in the harbor of Aqaba for several years before she ended her days as a tourist attraction. The rumors says that the ship was sunk for this purpose after wishes from King Hussain in 1986, who wanted to attract more tourism. The wreck rest on her port side on a depth of 10 to 30 meter only 150 meters from shore outside Aqaba.

Former names:
Cedar Pride
Mone Dos, Puerto De Pasajes,
St. Bruno
74,4 x 10,7 x 4,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1161 grt
Gijon (ES ) 1964 ( LB )

Underwater Picture: Cedar Pride wreck
Courtesy of Alex Dawson
Underwater Video
From Alex Dawson, 2006:
"The Cedar pride came to rest almost perfectly on her starboard side at a depth of 28m to the seabed and, in the years since her sinking, has become a true extension to the local reef systems being colonized by all manner of truly outstandingly beautiful soft corals. Furthermore, she came to rest less than 150m from the shore and, being buoyed"

Last updated: May 2018