This is not
a World War II era vessel or shipwreck.
Scuttled as a dive site off the northern coast of New Guinea near Jas Aben Resort between Pig Island (Tab) and Massus Island, north of Madang.
Michael McFadyen adds:
"Reliance is intact, and presents a sensational
sight as you descend from the reef where the dive boat has anchored.
The visibility is excellent, in the order of 40 meters or so, and the
ocean surface clearly visible from 60 meters. From the stern, you can
swim straight to the bow and look at the silhouette of the tug as the
bow sits well clear of the bottom, balanced by the heavier stern. The
bridge and cabin area can be examined and the engine room entered. The
engine is missing, but the multi-directional prop is prominent under
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January 10, 2018