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Edro III Shipwreck

Are you ready for an adventure in Peyia, Paphos? Let me take you on a journey to explore the EDRO III Shipwreck, our coastal town’s pride and joy near the sea caves!

On a stormy day in October 2011, the EDRO III, a Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship, met its fate off the coast of Pegeia, near Paphos. 

Laden with plasterboard and bound for Rhodes from Limassol, Cyprus, this vessel ran aground in heavy seas, its nine crew facing a difficult situation. 

Fortunately, a local British Military helicopter rescued, airlifting the crew to safety in Paphos.

From Norway to Cyprus: The Birth of the EDRO III

Built in 1966 at the Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted shipyard in Tønsberg, Norway, the EDRO III began its journey as a sturdy cargo ship. 

Little did it know that its most memorable chapter would unfold off the shores of Cyprus, near the picturesque sea caves of Pegeia.

The EDRO III Today: A Monument of Maritime Mishap

More than 80 meters in length and weighing between 2,300 and 2,500 tons, the EDRO III now rests at an angle of 11 to 12 degrees near the sea cave area. 

Despite efforts by salvage companies to remove the vessel, the sheer difficulty of the project has led Peyia Municipality to leave the shipwreck as a forbidden treasure, off-limits to all who dare to explore its rusting hull.

Explore the EDRO III Shipwreck: A Visual Delight

Visitors to Paphos can’t miss exploring the shoreline where the EDRO III Shipwreck still lies. 

The wreck’s stunning views and symbolic presence make it a perfect spot for picnics, relaxation, and fantastic photos.

Tips for the Best Photos

For the best photographic results, plan your visit in the morning or during sunset to capture the beauty of the wreck against the backdrop of the Sea Caves

Even sunny shots turn out great, so don’t hesitate to visit at any time of day.

Enjoy the Surrounding Area

Make the most of your trip by visiting the nearby cafe. It is the perfect place to relax and soak in the surroundings after exploring the EDRO III Shipwreck.

Don’t Miss Out!

Anyone in the area must visit the EDRO III Shipwreck. Its unique story and stunning presence against the sea make it a sight to behold, offering a glimpse into Cyprus’s maritime history.

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Edro III Shipwreck
FlagSierra Leone
BuilderKaldnes Mekaniske Verksted, Tønsberg, Norway
Year Built1966
Accident DateOctober 8, 2011
Accident LocationOff Pegeia, Paphos, Cyprus
Crew9 members (7 Albanians, 2 Egyptians)
RescueLocal British Military helicopter airlifted crew to safety in Paphos
Current StatusRests near sea cave area, angle of 11-12 degrees
Salvage EffortsGermany’s CIMEXTA Vessel Salvage Company and Cypriot salvage company made the hull watertight and removed pollutants in October 2013
Future PlansPeyia Municipality has no current plans for its removal

On October 8th, 2011, the EDRO III, a Sierra Leone-flagged ship carrying a cargo of plasterboard from Limassol, Cyprus, to Rhodes, ran aground off the coast of Pegeia in heavy seas.

MS Zenobia is the most famous shipwreck in Cyprus. This stunning Swedish-built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry sank during her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea, near the beautiful city of Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980. What a story!


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