Thanks to increased wave and wind activity after a full moon the Antipolis washed ashore in January, after being partially submerged for 44 years.

The Greek Tanker built in 1959 and sank in July 1977.

The ship was to be towed from Greece to the Far East. But, as the convoy approached Table Bay it met strong gale force winds.

The Antipolis’ tow rope broke and the tanker was cast adrift and blown to shore at Oudekraal. It crashed into a reef and became partially submerged.

The wreck became a popular shore dive and was quite visible at low tide.

What a really cool piece of Cape Cape Town’s history!