Eden V Shipwreck – Lesina Marina, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Eden V Shipwreck

Lesina Marina, Italy

Remains of a cargo ship that wrecked in 1988. 

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Eden V, also known by the name Etsuyo Maru, was a Japanese cargo ship built in 1968. On December 16, 1988, the ship was grounded on the coast near Lesina Marina, despite not having sent a mayday call.

The shipwreck has been left to rot for several decades and reportedly contained toxic and radioactive material. In 2014, local authorities had large parts of the wreck dismantled. To this day, the bottom of the hull is still stuck in the sand, giving an idea of the ship’s full size. The circumstances of the wreck have never been clarified.

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