SS Varvassi

SS Varvassi

This great little video shows a party of intrepid wreck hunters intent on standing on the wreck of the SS Varvassi – until the tide comes in at the end….

How many people can stand on the wreck of the SS Varvassi?

This great little video might just show a bizarre new record as a group of people decide to stand on the remnants of the ship’s boiler at low water.

The shipwreck off the Needles on the Isle of Wight is one of the hazards of any race round the island. Despite its legendary status, it’s a bit of a mystery, and this great little video shows a party of people hunting the wreck and landing on part of the ship’s boiler at low water.

The SS Varvassi was a Greek cargo steamer, which ran aground below the Needles in 1947. Her boilers still lie about 150m west of the lighthouse.

A narrow inner passage between the wreck and Goose Rock is a tempting shortcut for yachts when racing, but nearly every year someone miscalculates it.

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