Ionian Sea


Dating to no later than the 4th century AD, this well preserved shipwreck was discovered buried in the silt of the Ionian sea floor while conducting a geological survey aboard the NR1, in the summer of 2001.

The shipwreck is located in about 990 meters/3250 ft of depth. Numerous artifacts were detected beneath the sea floor by sub-bottom profiler, and one of the ship’s anchors rests on the upper portion of the starboard hull, where it would have been stored while underway. Low frequency side-scan sonar, in conjunction with sub-bottom profiles revealed that a large intact portion of the ship may be preserved beneath the sediment.