Funky Barge


Local Name:

Funky Barge

Depth:

Depth is 65-70 feet.

Anchoring:

While it is a bit of a swim, you can anchor on GBR Coral head and swim out to this one.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 43 57.000 167 43 16.980
8 43.95000 --------- 167 43.28300 ---------
8.73250 --------- --------- 167.72138 --------- ---------

Notes:

A wreck matching the description to this wreck was described to me by Mark Miller. It was "rediscovered" on 7/5/2005 by Linda Fluke, Hal Parker and myself.

The wreck is rather small, but curious. There are two main hulls with a gap between them. The hulls are seperated by some beams. There appears to be two rudders; one on each hull. I do no believe there are any engines on it. There is some speculation that the little ships that I labeled "Little Bustard DUO" might have been used to push barges such as this around. I'll need to measure the space between the two hulls (about 6 or 7 feet) to the width of the little boats at "Little Bustard DUO" to see if that makes sense.

Photos:

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Nearby Attractions:




From: Funky Barge
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
K-9 West Coral Head 701 56
Curry/Zurick LCM 313 189
Hamel Side 278 312



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Created by Dave Fortin

Fri Aug 14 22:11:25 UTC 2020