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Patrol Boat  P29

The Armed Forces of Malta Patrol Boat P29 was scuttled at Cirkewwa on Tuesday 14th August 2007.  The Boat now lies upright in Cirkewwa at a depth of 35 metres about 150 metres from shore

 

Under water footage of Patrol Boat P29 taken by Sergey Markov.  Voice Over is in Russian.

 

 

Kondor-I Class Patrol Boat - Builders VEB Peenewerft, Wolgast

Displacement: 361 tons full load
Dimensions: 51.98 x 7.12 x 2.3 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,000 bhp, 20 knots
Crew: 20
Armament: 1 quad 14.5 mm
Former East German minesweeper transferred as unarmed patrol craft. Light armament added.
Number Name: P29  Year:  1996?/97 Fleet: MEDITERRANEAN Homeport:  Valletta - Malta

ex-Boltenhagen

The P29 together with the P31 were decommissioned by the Armed Forces of Malta.  Both Patrol Boats served with the Squadron for over 12 years and were responsible for many offshore missions including asserting control over Malta's Continental Shelf, anti-contraband missions and numerous border control operations.

The P29 has become a home to an abundance of Marine Life....  It is easy to penetrate and just a 6 minute swim from Suzie's Pool.

Alicia Mirabilis are every where on the wreck, during the day they are not much to see but on a night dive you will encounter a fantastic sight. These beautiful creatures are all open at night!

Squid, Flying Gurnards, Rays are all on and around the P29.

 

Recent addition to the P29

 

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