HTMS Pangan 16.9.2010
A team of technical divers from Davy Jones Locker set out to dive the wreck of the HTMS Pangan. A Thai military transport which was lost in bad weather.
In the 70’s the pangan was ordered to dump expired ordinance. Then in the official report of the sinking the captain claimed the cargo shifted and she started to take on board water. The captain then gave the order to abandon ship.
I was lucky enough to lead the first buddy team to dive her and we were surprised to find evidence of fire damage on the stern of the vessel, as the metal in this area was blown and easy to cut through, suggesting rapid cooling of the metal when she sank.
During this trip we were disappointed to find the top of the bridge to have been ripped off the main super structure. Even so she is still an impressive site and swimming around the gang ways 40 years under the sea has done little to diminish the care taken by the shipwrights when she was originally constructed.
4 thoughts on “HTMS Pangan, Tech diving wreck trip”
great trip the vis was arund 25 mtr and the bow looked the same as the first time i dived c47 next then some exploration marks befor heading off over the other side
big boy with big machine, yeah~…^^…safe diving, dude…
Oh, and have a look my article as well…Not so fancy but interesting that I did about 10 years ago…haha…follow the lead…
and what is cave diving?…not for you Davy and Chris but for others…Korean text but there are tones of images as well…worth for paying a little bit of attention…I guess…
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