Malta

LOCKHEED P2V NEPTUNE

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The Lockheed P2V Neptune airplane wreck is located outside Bahar ic-Caghaq, east coast of Malta. The plane, known as the P2V in the U.S. Navy, was a U.S. built patrol aircraft and submarine hunter. This aircraft sustained damage during a routine landing at Luqa in the early 1950s. The Royal Air Force removed all salvageable parts. The wreck was discovered in 2015. It lies at depth of 30 metres, and consists of part of the middle section of the airplane without any major internal components and including substantial or complete wings.

Particulars

The plane was used for filming purposes in The Silent Enemy movie shot in 1958.

Warnings

Open sea so watch current, swell and waves.

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LOCKHEED P2V NEPTUNE Features

Nicknames
P2V
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
N.v.t. N/A
Suitable for
Advanced divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive, explorer dive
Current
Medium / strong / variable
Visibility
20 - 40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
30 m.
Bottom
zand en zeegras
Life
Stingray, double banded bream, lizard fish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, small marine life, saddled bream, rainbow wrasse
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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