This huge 4,765 Ton Swedish MV (Motor Vessel) of Gothenburg was built in 1947 and had a beam of nearly 20m and a 7m draught collided on 24 May 1953 near the South Goodwin’s Lightship with the Panamanian Freighter Fortune in thick fog on a voyage from Gothenburg to Calcutta.
The Andaman started sinking immediately and her crew of 38 abandoned ship. They were picked up by the SS Arthur Wright and transferred to the Dover Lifeboat.
Diving: This wreck is HUGE, she is on her side in 52m of water and the top side is around 35-37m although parts are higher than this. She is very intact but this can be a problem as we often get quite poor viz in this area and it is very easy to penetrate the wreck without realising, a distance line is a must on this one.
In good viz this is an outstanding dive as the ship is very intact and quite comfortable to dive and orientate yourself on. So diving her in good viz is quite easy, in poor viz you need your act together.