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Diving the Japanese Timber Cargo Ship at Silam bay Sabah, Malaysia

Diving the Japanese Cargo ship of Sabah

The Timber Wreck is a large 60m long cargo ship. In the early 1980‘s it was leaving its harbour near Lahad Datu with a full load of timber logs for its destination in Japan when a strong storm came up. The crew decided to pump some water on board to stabilize the vessel but mysteriously never switched them off again. As a result, the vessel rolled over and came to rest at 30m depth.

Diving the Japanese Cargo ship of Sabah

In the aftermath, the timber company whose logs were on the vessel managed to drag the stricken vessel closer to a nearby island in order to salvage its cargo. The wreck now lies on its starboard side with the bow at 24m and the stern at 5m depth. Because of its size and depth it is excellent for wreck dives and reasonably safe to penetrate into the engine room, crew cabins, wheelhouse and cargo holds.

Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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