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A shipwreck in Lanzarote


Have you seen this shipwreck ??

The ship wreck is on the shore between Arrecife and Costa Teguise catches a lot of visitors by surprise when passing along the old coastal road by the port Muelle de Los Mármoles in Lanzarote. This ship was built in London in 1954, read on if you’d like to know how she ended up beached in Lanzarote.

In 1969 Temple Hall was re-named Pantelis and registered in Piraeus, Greece when it was sold to Demetrios P. Margaronis who sold the ship on again a year later to Viajes Sud América in Panama, keeping the same name and flag.

Changing hands again in 1977 where she was re-named the Telamon, owned by Telamon Maritime Co. SA and managed by Armour Shipping Inc. in Greece.

The Telamon was on route from San Pedro from the Ivory Coast to Thessaloniki with a cargo of logs when she sprung a leak and was forced to run aground in Arrecife, Lanzarote on the 31st October 1981.

We are not sure how much longer the Telamon, the Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas have granted the Recuperadora Lanzaroteña permission to dismantle and scrap the vessel. Apparently the port authority wanted the ship recovered as it could prove to be a danger for people who venture into the wreck. Despite this news announced in late 2014, work hadn’t started by early 2018……………….

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