Mar 182013
 
mvxlendi

Wreck History: 
The vessel was bought by Gozo Channel in February 1990 for Lm327,000. The Xlendi was meant to serve as a cargo carrier between Malta and Gozo, augmenting the service provided by the MV Ghawdex (the latter is currently out of service as well). MV Xlendi was handed over to the Gozo Tourism Association to scuttle as an attraction for divers, after it had stopped operating in 1997. After a lengthy process to obtain a permit to sink her off Xatt L-Ahmar, on the 12th November 1999 MV Xlendi finally hit the seabed resting in a position which due to prevailing winds at the time of scuttling pushed the vessel off the selected and the desired position.

WARNING: The Wreck of the Xlendi can be a death trap if one tries to penetrate it. It is strongly advised NOT TO PENETRATE the wreck whatsoever.

Navigation: Off Xatt L-Ahmar

Access: Shore Dive

Depth: 30 – 40 metres

Visibility: 10 – 20 metres

Sea Bed: Sand

Interests: Wreck Diver

Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

Wreck Statistics:
Built in 1955 as a train ferry , it weighs 1123 gross tones and is 80 metres long, with a beam of 12 metres & 23 metres overall height.

WARNING: The Wreck of the Xlendi can be a death trap if one tries to penetrate it. It is strongly advised NOT TO PENETRATE the wreck whatsoever.