Azira, Shipwreck (Easington Colliery)
06-AUG-1988: Wreck examined in 54 48 23.5N 001 09 37W using 7-range trisponder. NG coords 453920E, 546075N. Swept clear at 29.7m, foul at 30m. Least echosounder depth 30.2m in general depth 37.9m. No scour. Dcs3 height 7.2m, length 86m, width 15m. Broken up and lying 004/184 deg. Gives very good sonar returns and apparently has high points at either end.
'The wreck lies...in a general depth of 34m, the lowest astronomical depth, some five and a half miles ESE of Seaham Harbour. Her hull and superstructure has collapsed in on herself, but she is still very substantial, standing around 4-5m high. The wreck used to be full of live shell cases but they have been removed. There are lots of large copper pipes, brass valves and a number of portholes that can be seen around the wreck.' (1)
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