TUGBOAT ROZI

DIVE MALTA SUBWAY ROZI 2

 

Location: Cirkewwa
Maximum Depth: 34m
Constructed: 1958
Type: Tugboat
Weight (tons): -
Dimensions: 30m
Builders: Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., Liverpool
Owner: Tug Malta and sold to Captain Morgan Cruises

This 30m tugboat named Rozi, built in Bristol, England in 1958 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., for Johnston Warren Lines Ltd., of Liverpool and launched as Rossmore. She was renamed Rossgarth in 1969 and in 1972 was sold to Mifsud Brothers (Malta Ship Towage) Ltd., Malta, retaining her name. In the same year, she sailed from Liverpool to Malta where in 1973 she was registered. She was sold to Tug Malta in 1981 and renamed Rozi and was sold to Captain Morgan Cruises, Malta who scuttled her as an artificial reef off Cirkewwa in 1992 as an attraction for a tourist submarine.

 

Approximately 130 metres west of the lighthouse, at a depth of 34m, she sits upright on a sandy seabed. There was a time when tourists enjoyed seeing divers on the Rozi, but the submarine has long since gone. During the intervening years, thousands of divers from all over the world have enjoyed diving on her, and seeing the marine life that have made the Rozi their home.