Establishment of marine protected areas with artificial reefs in CYPRUS
Deployment and Sinking of Two New Vessels
New Wrecks For Cyprus. The project for the deployment of the vessels (preparation, cleaning and deployment to be deployed in Protaras, Limassol and Paphos-one has already been deployed in Protaras-) has a cost of around 300 000 euro and it is co funded by the European Union, European Fisheries Fund 2007-2013 and the Government of Cyprus: Investing in sustainable fisheries. The vessels were donated to the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research by the Cyprus Tourist Organization, the Cyprus Dive Centers Association and the Municipality of Limassol. The total cost to buy the vessels was around 60 000 euro.
Cleaning –up of vessels takes place according to the relevant guidelines of the United Nations Environment Programme /Mediterranean Action Plan within the framework of the Dumping Protocol of the Barcelona Convention.
This fishing vessel that was operated as a bottom trawler was built in USSR in 1989. Its Russian name was “Zolotets” . It was registered at the Register of Cyprus Ships in 1997 and operated in international waters in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea for a short period of time. The vessel will be deployed in Dasoudi area, in Limassol at around 24 meters depth.
Length: 23 meters
Breadth: 6.8 meters
The deployment of Costandis is planned for February the 22nd 2014 at 11 a.m..
The vessel “Costandis”
Vessel Lady Thetis
Lady Thetis was previously named “Reiher”. It was a passenger coastal vessel It was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1953 and it was registered in the Register of Cyprus Ships in 1990. The vessel will be deployed in Dasoudi area, in Limassol at around 21 meters depth.
Length: 30.10 meters
Breadth: 8 meters
The deployment of Lady Thetis is planned for February the 22nd 2014 at 11 a.m..