The Timber Wreck (Cargo Ship)

The Timber Wreck is a large, app. 60m long cargo ship. In the early 1980‘s it was leaving it‘s harbour near Lahad Datu with a full load of timber logs for it‘s destination in Japan when a strong storm came up. The crew decided to pump some water on board to stabilize the vessel but mysteriously never switched them off again. As a result the vessel rolled over and came to rest at 30m depth. In the aftermath the timber company whose logs were on the vessel managed to drag the stricken vessel closer to a nearby island in order to salvage it‘s cargo. The wreck now lies on it‘s starboard side with the bow at 24m and the stern at 5m depth. A single log still remains in the hold to remind of it‘s cargo. Because of it‘s size and depth it is excellent for wreck dives and reasonably safe to penetrate into the engine room, crew cabins, wheel house and cargo holds. As this wreck is nearly 2 hours from Semporna we only conduct trips there on special request.