Photographer's Note

On a hot summer day, the native people of "Kish" Island in "Persian Gulf" saw a gigantic ship stranded near "Baghoo" village. After many years, it is still not clear why the ship got stranded.
The Greek ship of 7061 tons gross, 446 feet and 6 inches in length was built in 1943 by William Hamilton & Co.Ltd at port in Glasgow,Scotland.

The ship On 25th July 1966 after her sea voyage from Iran bound for Greece was ran aground off the Kish coast here.
Several unsuccessful re-floating attempts were made and the crew forced to disembark since the salvage was not economically feasible.

this ship was originally named "Empire Trumpet",then "Naturalist","Persian Cyrus","Hamadan" and finally "Koula F" at the time of her loss.

The natives say that the owners of the ship set it on fire when abandoning it. All that remains today is a blackened steel structure.

Whatching the sun behind this Greek ship which slowly sets in the blue waters of the "Persian Gulf" is a beautiful scene for all people and tourists.

You can see my first shot from "Kish" Island and also read its note with title of In A Free Zone.


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