Recent sonar images of the wreck of the ore carrier Akka confirm dive reports that the wreck is beginning break up, after 63 years underwater off Dunoon in the Firth of Clyde. The scans confirm diver reports that the fore deck has dropped onto the cargo of iron ore in the holds, while the hull is beginning to fall out onto the seabed at various locations on both fore and aft decks.
The wreck is popular with divers from the UK and abroad, and ranks in the top 10 wrecks in Scotland as she lies in depths between 18 and 40 metres and is therefore accessible to scuba divers. The Akka still retains its 3D form and in good visibility provides a perfect backdrop for underwater photographers as it is inhabited by literally hundreds of marine species.
The two images are accompanied by side elevations from builders drawings of the Akka that was launched in 1942. More details on the Akka and how she came to be wrecked on Dunoon Bank can be found here https://wp.me/P42I1s-kU