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This is a "portrait" of the famous shipwreck called "Panagiotis" at the impressive beach of Navagio [Ναυάγιο] (=shipwreck in Greek) in Zakynthos island.

Here's the story...

In 1980, a freighter was pursued by the Greek Navy. The crew were suspected of smuggling contraband and the navy chased the ship through the Ionian sea.

Allegedly there was 'wine, tobacco and women' on board and the chase came to an abrupt end when the ship ran aground in stormy weather on the coast to the north of the island at Porto Vromi.

Zante Shipwreck Timeline:-

1937 - St Bedan built in Scotts Bowling Yard in Glasgow for J & A Gardner.

1964 - Sold to Greek owners, M Gigilinis and S Kakassinas of Thessaloniki and renamed Meropi.

1966 - Renamed Charis.

1975 - Sold by NS Kalfas to P Lisikatos of Piraeus renamed Panagiotis.

October 1980 - Run aground on Zakynthos and abandoned.

> Infos from: Zante Guru site

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