The Yugoslav steamship Sabac, built in 1922 of 2,811 tons
With Capt. Milo Catovic at the helm the Sabac was on a voyage from Ploce to Rotterdam with a cargo of bauxite, when she was in collision with the British motorship Dorington Court, 6,223 tons, at 10.55 p.m. on January 7th, 1962, about six miles S.E. of Dover, in dense fog.
The Sabac was badly holed on the port side and sank within five minutes. The Dorington Court and three other ships in the vicinity put out boats to search for survivors, together with the Dover and Walmer lifeboats but most of those found were dead from exposure owing to the intense cold. Only five of her crew of 33, the captain, first officer and three others, survived.
Diving: This is an extremely intact, upright and impressive wreck sitting in a max of 55m. The 2 sets of superstructure are intact and are at a depth of about 37m with the slightly canted deck at around 43m. The accommodation and bridge are very clean and easy to enter with most of the roof gone and lots of entry and exit points. The bridge is higher then the accommodation further aft and stands up to around 35m.
The holds are open and you can drop down to 50-52m in them. The seabed is a little deeper and has portholes lying about on it.