MV XLENDI

MV XLENDI GOZO PETER LEMON

 

Location: XATT L-AHMAR
Maximum Depth: 30/40m
Constructed 1955
Type: RO-RO CAR PASSENGER FERRY
Weight (tons): 1123 TONS
Dimensions: 77m LONG ; BEAM 12m and 23m height
Builders: HELSINGER SHIP BUILDERS -DENMARK
Last Owner: GOZO CHANNEL

The vessel was bought by Gozo Channel in February 1990 for Lm327, 000, the Xlendi was meant to serve as a cargo carrier between Malta and Gozo, augmenting the service provided by the MV Ghawdex (the latter is currently out of service as well).

MV Xlendi was handed over to the Gozo Tourism Association to scuttle as an attraction for divers, after it had stopped operating in 1997. After a lengthy process to obtain a permit to sink her off Xatt L-Ahmar, on 12/11/99 Xlendi finally hit the seabed resting in a position which due to prevailing winds at the time of scuttling pushed the vessel off the selected and the desired position. The wreck currently lies up side down on a sandy slop 40 meters deep, and 30 meters at its shallowest, its keel.

WARNING THIS WRECK IS UNSAFE FOR PENETRATION