Japanese Navy Ship Burma Maru Wreck discovery 2017
Written by Stephen Burton
(Gulf of Siam)
Depth 50-63 meters (Normoxic Trimix recommended)
All dive photos Courtesy of Mikko Paasi – Preliminary report and additional photos received from Oliver Zeiser
Lloyds Shipping register record of the Burma Maru’s loss
A telegraph rises from the murk – the stuff of divers dreams!
That special moment before a deep dive onto an unknown wreck – mystery awaits…
CCR’s are the way to go on this dive to the Burma Maru. O2 and 17/30 Dilluent being the perfect mix.
|Vessel Name:||Burma Maru|
|Type of Vessel:||Maru|
|Depth to Wreck in Meters:||50|
|Depth to Seabed in Meters:||63|
|Location eg Gulf of Siam:||60 nautical miles of Cambodia|
|WGS Co-ordinates North:||Unknown|
|WGS Co-ordinates East:||Unknown|
|Number of Props:||1|
|How the Vessel Sunk?:||Torpedo forward of the bridge, shearing off the bow|
|Vessel Activity Priot to Sinking:||Transportation / Cargo|
|Other Information:||“Expedition Burma Maru” was set to solve the mystery of long lost Japanese cargo steamer Burma Maru.
Burma maru (4585brt) was sunk by USS Swardfish on the 12th of June 1942 during WW2 some 60 ntm southwest of Koh Rong, Cambodia.
After a long but very exiting search we are proud to say that she has been found on 21st of February 2017 after beeing lost almost 75 years!
The expedition was organised and executed by: