Britannic: A Century After Being Lost to the Waves, Opened to Divers

The HMHS Britannic hit a mine off the Greek island of Kea in the Aegean Sea and French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau was credited with her discovery in 1975.

The sister ship of the Titanic, sunk in 1916 is to be freed from legislation prohibiting access to its final resting place on the seabed.

Legislation was brought in by the Greek government in a bid to stop looting of wrecks in its waters but has recently come under pressure to update the law to help in the creation of what has been called an under-sea dive park.

Wrecks from a period spanning from 1860 to 1970 are expected to be opened up for dive enthusiasts.

Local diving instructor Yannis Tzavelakos has stated his support saying that, “such initiatives can only facilitate innovative projects.”

The HMHS Britannic was the third in the series of Olympic class steamships built for the White Star Line

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