North Cyprus News | Online News for North Cyprus

Boat to be scuppered to create artificial reef

Boat to be scuppered to create artificial reef

June 22
09:21 2014

The first vessel to be deliberately scuppered off the western coast of Cyprus to create an artificial reef will be sunk this morning, ‘Famagusta Gazete’ reports.

The public can watch the event at 11:00 at Yeroskipou beach in front of the restaurant Atlantis.

The “Laboe” has been cleaned up according to the UN Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan guidelines.

In December, the 57-year old NEMESIS III (above) was scuppered off the coast of Protaras in Cyprus.

The government says that the new reefs have the same characteristics as natural reefs and act as nursery grounds by providing space for reproduction, growth,.

The project is co-funded by 50% from the EU and 50% of the Republic of Cyprus.

 

Local Weather

Kyrenia, Cyprus
12°
16°
Sat
16°
Sun
17°
Mon
15°
Tue
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Lira Exchange Rates

USD
USD
3.8036
EUR
EUR
4.6469
GBP
GBP
5.2760

Upcoming Events

  1. Whirling Dervish

    January 19
  2. North Nicosia Walking Tour

    January 19
  3. RBL Quiz Night

    January 19
  4. Lemar Market

    January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm