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Toyota cars in sea bottom! Blue Belt ("Toyota") Wreck at Sudan

The Blue Belt is a cargo ship that sank in December 1977. The cargo was made up of cars, trucks, tractors and spare parts. That's why this wreck is also known as "Toyota Wreck". One story tells, that the crew were smuggling goods from Saudi Arabia at the time and were attempting to pass through the gap in Sha'ab Suedi Reef at Fasima Suedi, but evidently got it wrong (the ship is too big for the gap), hit the reef and sank. Efforts were made to re-float the ship by removing the cargo, which is why it is scattered around the wreck. The Blue Belt now lies upside down on a slope of about 30°, in the depth of 25-90 meters. You can dive under the wreck in ca 34 meters depth.
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