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The dive site '''MV L M Gemsbok''' is an offshore deep recent wreck in the Sea Point area on the Atlantic seaboard of the [[Cape Peninsula]], near [[Cape Town]] in the [[Western Cape]] province of [[South Africa]].
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[[Image:Gemsbok (1).jpg|thumb|400px|Diving the wreck of the MV Gemsbok]]
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The dive site '''MV Gemsbok''' is an offshore deep recent wreck in the [[Sea Point]] area on the Atlantic seaboard of the [[Cape Peninsula]], near [[Cape Town]] in the [[Western Cape]] province of [[South Africa]].
  
 
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==Get in==
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[[Image:Map or aerial photo|400px|thumb|Map (or aerial photo) of the site]]
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===Access===
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Access to this site is only possible by boat, usually from Oceana Power Boat Club slipway at Granger Bay.
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===Position===
 
===Position===
 
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===Name===
 
===Name===
The 50m 313 tonne bouy tender "MV L M Gemsbok" capsized and sank about 4km from Green Point Light house on 2nd Seprember 1975 while transferring an anchor chain of a cargo vessel. The chain snagged and the weight of the chain caused the vessel to capsize and sink within minutes. The wreck lies on its starboard side.  
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The 50m 313 tonne bouy tender "MV Gemsbok" capsized and sank about 4km from Green Point Light house on 2nd Seprember 1975 while transferring an anchor chain of a cargo vessel. The chain snagged and the weight of the chain caused the vessel to capsize and sink within minutes. The wreck lies on its starboard side.  
  
 
===Depth===
 
===Depth===
Deep dive: Maximum depth on the wreck is reported to be about 60m.
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Deep dive: Depth on the wreck is reported to be about 65m.
 
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===Topography===
 
===Topography===
The wreck is said to be substantially intact, with the mast still in place.
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The wreck is said to be substantially intact
  
 
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==Get in==
 
Access to this site is only possible by boat, usually from Oceana Power Boat Club slipway at Granger Bay.
 
 
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===Features===
 
===Features===
 
Recent steel wreck of buoy and mooring tender vessel in substantially intact condition.
 
Recent steel wreck of buoy and mooring tender vessel in substantially intact condition.
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Image:Gemsbok (2).jpg|Stern view(?) of the Gemsbok
 
Image:Gemsbok (3).jpg|The propeller of the Gemsbok is protected by curved bars
 
Image:Gemsbok (4).jpg|Inside the superstructure
 
Image:Gemsbok (6).jpg|Diver swimming over the end of a winch
 
Image:Gemsbok (5).jpg|Davits(?) near the stern
 
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