Sunken ship found in Izmir Bay

Sunken ship found in Izmir Bay: A ship wreck, thought to have sunk in the late 1800s, was found during the "swimming gulf" works of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. It is thought that the sunken ship, which was noticed by the experts of Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology during the study of two natural life islands planned off Çiğli, was a commercial ship carrying cargo from Istanbul to İzmir and the main pier did not have any deformation.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which is preparing to undertake one of the biggest ecological recycling projects in the world that will turn the Izmir Bay back to “70-80 years ago”, also came across important findings about the Izmir Bay during the studies of the Great Bay Project. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality IZSU General Directorate, which accelerated its works following the EIA permit obtained within the scope of the "Izmir Bay and Port Rehabilitation Project", which continues with the cooperation of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD, discovered a "sunken ship" during the study of two natural life islands off Çiğli. Within the scope of the "bathymetric, hydrographic and oceanographic survey work of natural habitats" conducted by Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, a ship that is thought to have sunk in the middle of the 1800s was found off Çiğli in the middle of the Gulf.

With his ship Dokuz Eylül -3 off the coast of Çiğli for the İZSU project, Prof. Dr. Muhammet Duman, Assoc. Dr. Hüsnü Eronat and Research Assistant Tarık İlhan, suspecting that he might be “submerged” when he sensed a difference in the computer records, took seismic device and semi-scanning sonar images. In these images, a sunken ship was detected 42 meters deep, 78 meters long and 8 meters wide on its side. It is thought that the ship was a commercial ship carrying cargo from Istanbul to Izmir at the end of the 1800s, and it may have sank due to the failure since there was no deformation in the main pier.

5 in the bay. sunken ship
In the Gulf of Yenikale off the Gulf of Izmir, that is, the Inner Gulf, 4 sunken ships were detected in many previous years. With this new sunken ship detected in the Middle Gulf, this number increased to 5. Yenikale Gulf 19 meters depth 1950'li years of collision as a result of the ship sinking of one of the 120 meters long ship, the other one 80 meters long Karşıyaka - It is thought that there is a passenger ship operating between Göztepe. These ships also serve as reefs in the Gulf.

Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, in order to get more detailed information about the newly discovered shipwreck ship in the coming days under the sea will take the image of the camera. The sunken ship, which does not affect the water circulation in the Gulf because it is in the open and 42 meter depth, also serves as a reef.

"We were very excited"
Since the 1981, Prof. Dr. at Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology. Dr. Muhammet Duman stated that they had great excitement. Duman said that they will shoot with unmanned underwater camera and they will have access to more detailed information about the sunken ship. L It is said that one of our old heroes sank the ship while they were evacuating the Izmir Museum and leaving the Izmir Museum during the war. However, it is similar to the commercial ships carrying cargo from Istanbul to Izmir at the end of the 1800s. We are happy to have revealed such archeology of the sea. We don't know if it's malfunctioning or storming, but no visible signs of impact. He may have a tear to his side. In the coming days we will get more detailed information about the new sunken ship.

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