Esmeralda and Bonnie
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ajsa
N 18° 43.815 W 068° 27.240
19Q E 557559 N 2071068
Quick Description: The Astron (previously named Esmeralda and Bonnie) is a shipwreck located off the coast of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic at Bavaro Beach.
Location: Dominican Republic
Date Posted: 10/18/2011 4:17:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMCW8Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 25

Long Description:
This ship was a Russian owned freighter built in France during 1957 with 120 metres (131 yards) long.

At time of the acident, the Astron was delivering 60 tons of corn to Cuba. She broke apart into two pieces with the bow above the water and the stern underwater, with 7,330 barrels of bunker fuel being recorded to have been lost by the incident.
Date of Shipwreck: 7 April 1978

Type of Boat: Powerboat

Military or Civilian: Civilian

Cause of Shipwreck: Storm

Accessibility:
The ship can be visited by scuba diving at
16 metres (17.5 yards) deep.


Diving Permitted: yes

Visit Instructions:
Only log the site if you have visited it personally.
Floating over a site does not qualify as a find if it is a wreck that requires diving - you must have actually visited the site - therefore photos of the site are good.
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