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Shipwreck, Zante Greece

Thursday, 15 September 2011
Latitude: 37.85979470338027
Longitude: 20.625099869644146

The famous Shipwreck Beach in Zante, Greece is the final wresting place of the St Bedan, built in 1937 in Scotts Bowling Yard in Glasgow for J & A Gardner.

In 1980, the freighter was pursued by the Greek Navy. The crew were suspected of smuggling contraband and the navy chased the ship through the Ionian sea.

Allegedly there was 'wine, tobacco and women' on board and the chase came to an abrupt end when the ship ran aground in stormy weather on the coast to the north of the island at Porto Vromi.

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