Brasil,South America

Not much is known about Mercurius history, but we do know she did service as a tugboat in Rio De Janeiro for several decades. 3.May 2006 she was together with two other tugboats deliberately scuttled outside Recife as artificial reefs. The wreck rest today on her keel as a classic "Donald Duck" wreck on a depth of 28 to 30 meter. Also see the other two tug boats Saveiros and Taurus, also deliberately sunk as artificial reefs.

Former names:

29,1 x 7,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
270 grt
( BR ) 1970
Rio De Janeiro ( BR )

Picture: The wreck of Mercurius in 2014
From video by Hiro Iwane

Last updated: September 2016