Okinawa Joins The Lucky Lady, Becomes Underwater Art Piece


The Okinawa is the latest vessel to join the artificial reef in Pompano Beach

The Okinawa is joining the Lucky Lady, in the newest addition to the artificial reef in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach – A ship known as the Okinawa became the latest vessel to be sunk off the coast of Pompano Beach, to add to the man made reef. The reef attracts both divers and sea creatures alike.

“The vessel is a tug. It was manufactured in 1953. It’s 107 feet long and though we haven’t been able to get a lot of history on it, we believe it did most of its service work with the Army Corps of Engineers”, said Shipwreck Inc. Chairman Rob Wyre. Shipwreck Inc., in cooperation with the city of Pompano Beach are responsible for the man made reef.

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The Lucky Lady

The new vessel will settle about a mile from the already sunken Lucky Lady (seen left)

The Okinawa is adored with a mermaid and several statues. Its only 70 ft below the surface making it accessible to divers of all skill levels.

For more information visit Ship Wreck Park Pompano Beach.

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