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Karwela and Cominoland

Two of Malta’s wrecks, Karwela and Comino Land, were scuttled very close to us at at Ix-Xatt l-Ahmar, Gozo during August 2006.

Scuttled: August 2006

Length: 50 Width 10

Type: passenger ferry (800 passengers)

Depth: sea bed 36-45 Stern deepest

Originally a west German passenger boat. Built in 1957 and originally named MS Frisha, she was renamed Nordpsloma in 1977.

She the came to Malta in 1986 and served as a passenger ferry and renamed the MV Karwella, she saw service in Malta as a tourist boat before being scuttled at the same time as the MV Cominoland which lays some 60m away.

It took almost six hours for the Karwella to go down and it is now sitting upright at the bottom with the bow at about 35 meters with the Cominoland lying slightly on the side just 50m away.

The wreck is one of three located within easy access from the same entry point. The MV Karwella is approximately 80 meters from the shore.

Diving Malta and Gozo