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Busuanga Bay Lodge,

Busuanga Island, Palawan,

Philippines

8:00am - 5:00pm

Seven days a week

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 Depth:  22 - 39m / 72 - 128ft

EANx Recommendation: 28 - 30%

Description:

Located on the eastern side of the island, this is one of the most structurally sound wrecks due to the way it was bombed. You can find tons of old equipment from jeeps and trucks to old plates. This wreck offers an incredible view for anyone with some deep diving experience willing to take one of our liveaboard packages around the island and swim into a visible piece of history.

Type Description:

Auxilary Supply Ship

Japanese "Yuso-sen"

Allied Type Designator: AP / AK / AS

International call sign: JLXP

Particulars:

Gross tonnage: 6,492 gt

Length over all: 135.90 m

Draught: 7.80 m

Max. speed: 15.0 kts

Propulsion: 1 x 3,882 hp geared steam turbine

(2 waterpipe boilers, oil fired), 1 screw

Armament: 3 x 1 AA guns type 96, cal. 2.5 cm

Operator / Naval Division:

Imperial Japanese Army

Army Supply Corps

History:

Built at Kawaminami Kogyo K.K., Koyagijima

Commissioned 25 Mar 1943 for Miyachi Kisen K.K.

Sunk 24 Sept 1944 by U.S. carrier-based aircraft

Location:

North coast of Busuanga/Palawan (Philippines)

Position (GPS): 12°09'58"N / 120°09'19"E

Specifications courtesy of Peter Heimstaedt